Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, April 18, 2009

Trip Leader: Schwarz, Kurt

Date of Trip: Saturday, April 18, 2009

Location: Mount Pleasant

Details: Beginner's Walk, 2 hours

Number on trip: 15


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

  • Canada Goose: 19
  • Hooded Merganser: 1
  • Common Loon: 27
  • Great Blue Heron: 1
  • Black Vulture: 2
  • Turkey Vulture: 5
  • Cooper's Hawk:
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 1
  • American Kestrel: 1
  • Killdeer: 1
  • Wilson's Snipe:
  • Rock Pigeon: 1
  • Mourning Dove: 2
  • Northern Flicker: 2
  • Eastern Phoebe: 2
  • White-eyed Vireo: 1
  • Blue Jay: 2
  • American Crow: 6
  • Fish Crow: 1
  • Purple Martin: 2
  • Tree Swallow: 14
  • Barn Swallow: 1
  • Carolina Chickadee: 4
  • Tufted Titmouse: 4
  • White-breasted Nuthatch: 2
  • Carolina Wren: 1
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet: 3
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher: 1
  • Eastern Bluebird: 4
  • American Robin: 8
  • Northern Mockingbird: 2
  • Brown Thrasher: 1
  • European Starling: 2
  • Eastern Towhee: 2
  • Chipping Sparrow: 1
  • Field Sparrow: 3
  • Song Sparrow: 2
  • White-throated Sparrow: 3
  • Dark-eyed Junco: 1
  • Northern Cardinal: 6
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 6
  • Eastern Meadowlark: 2
  • Common Grackle: 1
  • Brown-headed Cowbird: 12
  • House Finch: 2
  • American Goldfinch: 7

Comments:
Weather clear, in the 40s climbing to low 70s, intermitant light breezes. Several participants were HowCo Conservancy people, who came along until it was time to go on duty.