Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, October 18, 2008

Trip Leader: Ott, Bonnie

Date of Trip: Saturday, October 18, 2008

Location: Sparrow BIG DAY

Details: None

Number on trip: 11

Dickcissel

20081018-A (84K)

Marsh Wren

20081018-B (69K)

Palm Warbler (Western) taken at dawn

20081018-C (75K)

Vesper Sparrow

20081018-D (116K)

Swamp Sparrow

20081018-E (98K)

Photos by Kevin Heffernan

Six sites were visited. The species recorded at each site are shown in the table below. Each column is a different site:
1 = Alpha Ridge Park, 2 = Alpha Ridge Landfill, 3 = Mount Pleasant, 4 = UMDCF, 5 = Waterford Farm, 6 = Western Regional Park,
(Numbers of individuals are shown for Emberizidae—and Dickcissel.)

Name 1 2 3 4 5 6
Canada Goose X X
Wood Duck X
American Black Duck X
Mallard X X
Great Blue Heron X X
Great Egret X
Black Vulture X X
Turkey Vulture X X X X X
Bald Eagle X
Northern Harrier X
Sharp-shinned Hawk X X X X
Cooper's Hawk X
Red-shouldered Hawk X X
Red-tailed Hawk X X X X
Killdeer X X
Wilson's Snipe X
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove X X X X X
Belted Kingfisher X
Red-bellied Woodpecker X X X X X
Downy Woodpecker X X X
Hairy Woodpecker X
Northern Flicker X X
Eastern Phoebe X
Blue Jay X X X X X X
American Crow X X X X X X
Horned Lark X
Carolina Chickadee X X X X
Tufted Titmouse X
Carolina Wren X X X
House Wren X
Marsh Wren X
Golden-crowned Kinglet X
Name 1 2 3 4 5 6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet X X
Eastern Bluebird X X X X
Hermit Thrush X X X
American Robin X X X X X
Northern Mockingbird X X X X
European Starling X X
Black-throated Blue Warbler X
Yellow-rumped Warbler X X X X
Palm Warbler XE XE XW
Common Yellowthroat X
Eastern Towhee 2 2 1
Chipping Sparrow 2 12 4 6 2
Field Sparrow 3 15 6 1 5 5
Vesper Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 22 76 25 14
Grasshopper Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 29 117 41 84 51 18
Lincoln's Sparrow 1 2
Swamp Sparrow 1 34 26 37 60 10
White-throated Sparrow 4 21 15 7 4 8
White-crowned Sparrow 2 1 4 2 6
Dark-eyed Junco 1 2
Northern Cardinal X X X
Indigo Bunting X
Dickcissel 1
Red-winged Blackbird X X X
Common Grackle X X
Purple Finch X
House Finch X X X X
American Goldfinch X X X X X X
House Sparrow X X
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