Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, December 06, 2008
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Trip Leader: Arnold , Stan

Date of Trip: Saturday, December 06, 2008

Location: Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Details: It was a really good bird outing with the weather probably being our best ever.

Severn River
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Cambridge
20081206-A (120K)
Photos by Sue Earp

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

Anne Arundel County

  • Black Vulture along US 50
  • Canvasback from Bay Bridge

Choptank River, Talbot Co., across from Cambridge, 8:05 - 8:30

  • Canada Goose : 25
  • Tundra Swan : 5
  • Surf Scoter : 2
  • Long-tailed Duck : 50
  • Bufflehead : 5
  • Common Goldeneye : 4
  • Red-breasted Merganser : 2
  • Common Loon : 1
  • Double-crested Cormorant : 12
  • Great Blue Heron : 1
  • Herring Gull : 200
  • Great Black-backed Gull : 10
  • Rock Pigeon : 50
  • Mourning Dove : 1
  • Blue Jay : 1
  • American Crow : 2
  • Carolina Chickadee : 1
  • Carolina Wren : 1
  • Northern Mockingbird : 1
  • European Starling : 75
  • Cedar Waxwing : 15
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler : 2
  • Song Sparrow :
  • White-throated Sparrow :
  • Northern Cardinal : 1
  • House Finch : 1

Cambridge Waterfront Visitor Center, Oakley St., Water St, 8:35-9:45

  • Canada Goose: 120
  • Tundra Swan: 4
  • American Wigeon: 23
  • American Black Duck: 1
  • Mallard: 60
  • Lesser Scaup: 5
  • Surf Scoter: 85
  • Long-tailed Duck: 40
  • Bufflehead: 35
  • Common Goldeneye: 23
  • Common Loon: 13
  • Double-crested Cormorant: 12
  • Great Blue Heron: 1
  • Turkey Vulture: 6
  • Killdeer: 1
  • Laughing Gull: 3
  • Ring-billed Gull: 40
  • Herring Gull: 50
  • Great Black-backed Gull: 10
  • Rock Pigeon: 5
  • Belted Kingfisher: 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 1
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker: 1
  • Blue Jay: 3
  • American Crow: 12
  • American Robin: 4
  • Varied Thrush
  • Gray Catbird
  • European Starling: 15
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler: 2
  • Song Sparrow: 4
  • Northern Cardinal: 1

Egypt Rd., 9:55-10:30

  • Canada Goose: 200
  • Turkey Vulture: 1
  • Bald Eagle: 2
  • Northern Harrier: 2
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 1
  • American Kestrel: 2
  • American Crow: 5
  • Horned Lark: 10
  • American Robin: 30
  • European Starling: 65
  • Savannah Sparrow: 1
  • Song Sparrow: 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 1

Blackwater NWR, Main Area, 10:40-1:45

  • Snow Goose: 5
  • Cackling Goose: 2
  • Canada Goose: 3000
  • Tundra Swan: 90
  • American Black Duck: 4
  • Mallard: 130
  • Northern Pintail: 170
  • American White Pelican: 4
  • Great Blue Heron: 9
  • Great Egret: 1
  • Turkey Vulture: 8
  • Bald Eagle: 32
  • Northern Harrier: 4
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 1
  • American Kestrel: 3
  • Peregrine Falcon: 1
  • Virginia Rail: 1
  • Killdeer: 11
  • Greater Yellowlegs: 1
  • Dunlin: 12
  • Ring-billed Gull: 27
  • Herring Gull: 1
  • Mourning Dove: 29
  • Belted Kingfisher: 1 enroute to Tubman Trail
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 2
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker: 2
  • Downy Woodpecker: 2
  • Northern Flicker: 3
  • American Crow: 5
  • Carolina Chickadee: 9
  • Tufted Titmouse: 15
  • Carolina Wren: 1
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet: 4
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet: 1
  • Eastern Bluebird: 12
  • Hermit Thrush: 3
  • American Robin: 20
  • Northern Mockingbird: 3
  • European Starling: 50
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler: 5
  • Field Sparrow: 1
  • Savannah Sparrow: 2
  • Song Sparrow: 5
  • Swamp Sparrow: 7
  • White-throated Sparrow: 3
  • Dark-eyed Junco: 5
  • Northern Cardinal: 2
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 800
  • Eastern Meadowlark: 2
  • House Finch: 1
  • American Goldfinch: 5

H. Tubman Trail, 1: 55 - 2: 25 p.m.

  • Turkey Vulture: 3
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 1
  • Northern Flicker: 1
  • Blue Jay: 6
  • American Robin: 8
  • Song Sparrow: 2
  • Swamp Sparrow: 2
  • White-throated Sparrow: 3
  • Dark-eyed Junco: 1
  • Northern Cardinal: 1

Shorter's Wharf Rd., 2: 45-3: 05 and 4: 40-5: 15 p.m.

  • Canada Goose: 40
  • Tundra Swan: 1
  • American Black Duck: 6
  • Ruddy Duck: 1
  • Northern Harrier: 1
  • Ring-billed Gull: 5
  • Short-eared Owl: 2
  • Savannah Sparrow: 1
  • Song Sparrow: 1
  • Dark-eyed Junco: 1
  • Northern Cardinal: 1

Cedar Creek Rd., 3: 10-4: 25 p.m.

  • Canada Goose: 45
  • Hooded Merganser: 2
  • Double-crested Cormorant: 7
  • Northern Harrier: 2
  • Rough-legged Hawk: 1 dark-phase
  • Short-eared Owl: 3
  • Brown-headed Nuthatch: 3
  • Sedge Wren: 1 heard
  • American Robin: 75
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler: 12
  • Song Sparrow: 5
  • Swamp Sparrow: 20