Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, May 17, 2008

Trip Leader: Ott, Bonnie

Date of Trip: Saturday, May 17, 2008

Location: BIG DAY

Details: Time: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Weather: Mostly clear early with increasing clouds (a few in the p.m. looked ominous), but there were no showers or storms. Temperature was in the low 50s at 6:30 a.m. to a high in the mid-70s. There was a 10-20 NNW wind most of the day; it was most pronounced in the p.m.

Number on trip: 8


(Numbers of individuals are shown if they were recorded.)

  • Canada Goose: R
  • Wood Duck: UM
  • Mallard: ARL
  • Double-crested Cormorant: BD
  • Least Bittern: UM
  • Great Blue Heron: RR
  • Great Egret: M
  • Green Heron: FB
  • Black Vulture: BS
  • Turkey Vulture: RR
  • Osprey: MV
  • Cooper's Hawk:
  • Red-shouldered Hawk: R
  • Broad-winged Hawk: MV
  • Red-tailed Hawk: HV
  • Sora: UM
  • Killdeer: UM
  • Spotted Sandpiper: FB
  • Solitary Sandpiper: FB
  • Lesser Yellowlegs: UM
  • Least Sandpiper: FB
  • Dunlin: F
  • Wilson's Snipe:
  • Ring-billed Gull: F
  • Rock Pigeon: M
  • Mourning Dove: R
  • Chimney Swift: R
  • Belted Kingfisher: MP
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: R
  • Downy Woodpecker: R
  • Northern Flicker: R
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee:
  • Acadian Flycatcher: R
  • Willow Flycatcher: M
  • Eastern Phoebe: H
  • Great Crested Flycatcher: R
  • Eastern Kingbird: M
  • White-eyed Vireo: R
  • Yellow-throated Vireo: H
  • Warbling Vireo: R
  • Red-eyed Vireo: R
  • Blue Jay: R
  • American Crow: M
  • Fish Crow: R
  • Horned Lark: ARL
  • Purple Martin: C
  • Tree Swallow: R
  • N. Rough-winged Swallow:
  • Cliff Swallow: F
  • Barn Swallow: R
  • Carolina Chickadee: R
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch: R
  • Carolina Wren: R
  • House Wren: R
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher: R
  • Eastern Bluebird: R
  • Wood Thrush: R
  • American Robin: R
  • Gray Catbird: R
  • Northern Mockingbird: R
  • Brown Thrasher: R
  • European Starling: R
  • Cedar Waxwing: R
  • Northern Parula: D
  • Yellow Warbler: ARL
  • Yellow-throated Warbler: MV
  • Prairie Warbler:
  • Blackpoll Warbler: C
  • American Redstart: R
  • Ovenbird: MV
  • Louisiana Waterthrush: D
  • Kentucky Warbler: R
  • Common Yellowthroat: R
  • Hooded Warbler: R
  • Yellow-breasted Chat: R
  • Scarlet Tanager: D
  • Eastern Towhee: R
  • Chipping Sparrow: R
  • Field Sparrow: HV
  • Grasshopper Sparrow: ARL
  • Song Sparrow: M
  • Northern Cardinal: R
  • Blue Grosbeak: R
  • Indigo Bunting: R
  • Bobolink: HV
  • Red-winged Blackbird: M
  • Common Grackle: RR
  • Brown-headed Cowbird: MV
  • Orchard Oriole: R
  • Baltimore Oriole: M
  • House Finch: R
  • Pine Siskin:
  • American Goldfinch: R
  • House Sparrow: R

Comments:
Locations: M-Meadowbrook, R-Rockburn Branch Park, RR-Race Road, D-Daniels, H-Henryton, ARL-Alpha Ridge Landfill, UM-UMDCF, MV-Marriottsville, C-Centennial Park, HV-Hanover road, F-Fulton Pond, BD-Brighton Dam, MPEA, FB-Forebay (Lake Elkhorn)