Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, May 02, 2009

Trip Leader: Ott, Bonnie

Date of Trip: Saturday, May 02, 2009

Location: BIG DAY

Details: Bonnie organized the trip. She, Ralph Cullison, and Nancy Magnusson were trip leaders. Joe Hanfman, recorder. The first section shown the total number of birds seen on the trip (114). The sections following provide specifics for each location.

Number on trip: 8

  • Canada Goose
  • Wood Duck
  • Mallard
  • Common Loon
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Egret
  • Green Heron
  • Black Vulture
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Osprey
  • Bald Eagle
  • Northern Harrier
  • Cooper's Hawk
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • American Kestrel
  • Virginia Rail
  • Sora
  • Killdeer
  • Spotted Sandpiper
  • Solitary Sandpiper
  • Greater Yellowlegs
  • Lesser Yellowlegs
  • Least Sandpiper
  • Wilson's Snipe
  • Rock Pigeon
  • Mourning Dove
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  • Barred Owl
  • Chimney Swift
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Acadian Flycatcher
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Great Crested Flycatcher
  • Eastern Kingbird
  • White-eyed Vireo
  • Yellow-throated Vireo
  • Warbling Vireo
  • Red-eyed Vireo
  • Blue Jay
  • American Crow
  • Fish Crow
  • Horned Lark
  • Purple Martin
  • Tree Swallow
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  • Cliff Swallow
  • Barn Swallow
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Carolina Wren
  • House Wren
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Swainson's Thrush
  • Wood Thrush
  • American Robin
  • Gray Catbird
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Brown Thrasher
  • European Starling
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Blue-winged Warbler
  • Northern Parula
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler
  • Black-throated Blue Warbler
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Yellow-throated Warbler
  • Prairie Warbler
  • Palm Warbler
  • Black-and-white Warbler
  • American Redstart
  • Worm-eating Warbler
  • Ovenbird
  • Northern Waterthrush
  • Louisiana Waterthrush
  • Kentucky Warbler
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Yellow-breasted Chat
  • Scarlet Tanager
  • Eastern Towhee
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Field Sparrow
  • Savannah Sparrow
  • Grasshopper Sparrow
  • Song Sparrow
  • Swamp Sparrow
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Blue Grosbeak
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Bobolink
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Eastern Meadowlark
  • Common Grackle
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Orchard Oriole
  • Baltimore Oriole
  • House Finch
  • Pine Siskin
  • American Goldfinch
  • House Sparrow


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


Rockburn Branch Park

  • Canada Goose: 2
  • Mallard: 5
  • Common Loon: 1
  • Great Blue Heron: 1
  • Black Vulture: 1
  • Turkey Vulture: 1
  • Rock Pigeon: 2
  • Mourning Dove: 6
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo: 2
  • Chimney Swift: 8
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 2
  • Downy Woodpecker: 1
  • Hairy Woodpecker: 1
  • Great Crested Flycatcher: 1
  • Eastern Kingbird: 15
  • White-eyed Vireo: 3
  • Red-eyed Vireo: 4
  • Blue Jay: 6
  • American Crow: 6
  • Fish Crow: 1
  • Tree Swallow: 1
  • Carolina Chickadee: 2
  • Tufted Titmouse: 4
  • White-breasted Nuthatch: 1
  • Carolina Wren: 4
  • House Wren: 2
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet: 1
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher: 6
  • Wood Thrush: 5
  • Gray Catbird: 4
  • Northern Mockingbird: 3
  • Brown Thrasher: 4
  • European Starling: X
  • Cedar Waxwing: 8
  • Blue-winged Warbler: 3
  • Northern Parula: 2
  • Yellow Warbler: 2
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler: 1
  • Black-throated Blue Warbler: 3
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler: 18
  • Prairie Warbler: 2
  • Black-and-white Warbler: 1
  • American Redstart: 1
  • Ovenbird: 2
  • Common Yellowthroat: 2
  • Yellow-breasted Chat: 3
  • Scarlet Tanager: 2
  • Eastern Towhee: 3
  • Chipping Sparrow: 1
  • Field Sparrow: 1
  • White-throated Sparrow: 72
  • Northern Cardinal: 8
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak: 1
  • Blue Grosbeak: 1
  • Indigo Bunting: 2
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 14
  • Brown-headed Cowbird: 2
  • Orchard Oriole: 1
  • Baltimore Oriole: 1
  • American Goldfinch: 4
  • House Sparrow: 1


Daniels Road (PVSP) 8:40-9:00 a.m.

  • Great Blue Heron: 1
  • Green Heron: 1
  • Bald Eagle: 1
  • Mourning Dove: 2
  • Red-eyed Vireo: 1
  • Carolina Chickadee: 1
  • Tufted Titmouse: 1
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher: 1
  • Wood Thrush: 1
  • Ovenbird: 2
  • Scarlet Tanager: 1
  • Chipping Sparrow: 1
  • Northern Cardinal: 1
  • Baltimore Oriole: 1
  • American Goldfinch: 1


Marriottsville Road (PVSP

  • Mallard: 1
  • Common Loon: 2
  • Great Blue Heron: 1
  • Great Egret: 1
  • Spotted Sandpiper: 1
  • Chimney Swift: 2
  • Belted Kingfisher: 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 1
  • Eastern Phoebe: 1
  • Yellow-throated Vireo: 3
  • Blue Jay: 2
  • American Crow: 1
  • N. Rough-winged Swallow: 5
  • Carolina Chickadee: 2
  • Tufted Titmouse: 2
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher: 2
  • Wood Thrush: 1
  • Northern Parula: 4
  • American Redstart: 2
  • Chipping Sparrow: 2
  • Northern Cardinal: 7
  • Common Grackle: 1
  • American Goldfinch: 2
  • House Sparrow: 1

Henryton Road (PVSP) 10:10-10:30 a.m.

  • Canada Goose: 2
  • Turkey Vulture: 6
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 1
  • Hairy Woodpecker: 1
  • Pileated Woodpecker: 1
  • Acadian Flycatcher: 3
  • Red-eyed Vireo: 6
  • Blue Jay: 1
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher: 2
  • Wood Thrush: 2
  • Gray Catbird: 2
  • Northern Parula: 2
  • Yellow-throated Warbler: 1
  • American Redstart: 1
  • Worm-eating Warbler: 1
  • Louisiana Waterthrush: 2
  • White-throated Sparrow: 12

Alpha Ridge Park 10:40-11:15 a.m.

  • Great Blue Heron: 2
  • Black Vulture: 1
  • Turkey Vulture: 1
  • Solitary Sandpiper: 1
  • Mourning Dove: 6
  • Chimney Swift: 6
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 2
  • Northern Flicker: 1
  • Eastern Kingbird: 3
  • Barn Swallow: 6
  • Carolina Wren: 2
  • American Robin: 8
  • Northern Mockingbird: 2
  • European Starling: 1
  • Yellow Warbler: 2
  • Common Yellowthroat: 1
  • Song Sparrow: 1
  • Swamp Sparrow: 1
  • Blue Grosbeak: 1
  • Bobolink: 18
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 20
  • Common Grackle: 2
  • Brown-headed Cowbird: 2
  • Orchard Oriole: 2
  • Baltimore Oriole: 3
  • American Goldfinch: 10

Alpha Ridge Landfill 11:20-1:40 p.m.

  • Canada Goose: 20
  • Wood Duck: 2
  • Mallard: 1
  • Double-crested Cormorant: 2
  • Black Vulture: 8
  • Turkey Vulture: 3
  • Osprey: 1
  • Northern Harrier: 2
  • Red-shouldered Hawk: 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 3
  • American Kestrel: 1
  • Killdeer: 4
  • Solitary Sandpiper: 2
  • Spotted Sandpiper: 1
  • Wilson's Snipe: 6
  • Rock Pigeon: 8
  • Mourning Dove: 4
  • Chimney Swift: 6
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 3
  • Northern Flicker: 3
  • Eastern Phoebe: 1
  • Great Crested Flycatcher: 1
  • Eastern Kingbird: 4
  • Blue Jay: 6
  • American Crow: 10
  • Horned Lark: 4
  • Purple Martin: 6
  • Tree Swallow: 4
  • Barn Swallow: 6
  • House Wren: 1
  • Wood Thrush: 1
  • American Robin: 4
  • Gray Catbird: 6
  • Northern Mockingbird: 8
  • Brown Thrasher: 3
  • Yellow Warbler: 1
  • Palm Warbler: 1
  • Common Yellowthroat: 6
  • Eastern Towhee: 1
  • Chipping Sparrow: 2
  • Field Sparrow: 10
  • Savannah Sparrow: 30
  • Grasshopper Sparrow: 15
  • Song Sparrow: 6
  • Swamp Sparrow: 1
  • White-crowned Sparrow: 3
  • Northern Cardinal: 4
  • Blue Grosbeak: 4
  • Indigo Bunting: 6
  • Bobolink: 35
  • Eastern Meadowlark: 8
  • Brown-headed Cowbird: 6
  • Orchard Oriole: 1
  • Baltimore Oriole: 1
  • American Goldfinch: 12

UMDCF 2:00-3:55 p.m.

  • Canada Goose: 8
  • Mallard: 1
  • Turkey Vulture: 3
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 4
  • Virginia Rail: 2
  • Sora: 1
  • Killdeer: 1
  • Lesser Yellowlegs: 4
  • Solitary Sandpiper: 1
  • Wilson's Snipe: 6
  • Rock Pigeon: 200
  • Mourning Dove: 20
  • Warbling Vireo: 1
  • American Crow: 6
  • Fish Crow: 2
  • Tree Swallow: 6
  • N. Rough-winged Swallow: 10
  • Barn Swallow: 4
  • Carolina Wren: 1
  • Eastern Bluebird: 3
  • American Robin: 12
  • European Starling: 12
  • Northern Waterthrush: 1
  • Common Yellowthroat: 8
  • Savannah Sparrow: 2
  • Song Sparrow: 8
  • Swamp Sparrow: 1
  • Bobolink: 24
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 30
  • House Finch: 2
  • American Goldfinch: 4
  • House Sparrow: 1

Manahan Drive 4:10-4:30 p.m.

  • Black Vulture: 3
  • Mourning Dove: 4
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird: 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 2
  • Downy Woodpecker: 1
  • Hairy Woodpecker: 1
  • Blue Jay: 6
  • Carolina Chickadee: 2
  • Tufted Titmouse: 2
  • White-breasted Nuthatch: 1
  • Carolina Wren: 1
  • Eastern Towhee: 1
  • Chipping Sparrow: 2
  • Northern Cardinal: 4
  • House Finch: 2
  • Pine Siskin: 2
  • House Sparrow: 1

Lake Elkhorn 4:45-5:30 p.m.

  • Canada Goose: 8
  • Mallard: 7
  • Great Egret: 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk: 3
  • Solitary Sandpiper: 3
  • Spotted Sandpiper: 1
  • Least Sandpiper: 5
  • Barred Owl: 1
  • Eastern Phoebe: 1
  • Blue Jay: 6
  • American Crow: 1
  • N. Rough-winged Swallow: 4
  • Barn Swallow: 8
  • Carolina Wren: 2
  • Wood Thrush: 1
  • European Starling: 2
  • Song Sparrow: 1
  • Northern Cardinal: 4
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak: 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 10
  • Common Grackle: 6
  • Pine Siskin: 2
  • American Goldfinch: 12
  • House Sparrow: 12

Fulton Pond 5:50-6:05 p.m.

  • Canada Goose: 7
  • Cooper's Hawk: 1
  • Greater Yellowlegs: 1
  • Lesser Yellowlegs: 2
  • Solitary Sandpiper: 1
  • Least Sandpiper: 8
  • Rock Pigeon: 12
  • Chimney Swift: 2
  • Purple Martin: 3
  • Tree Swallow: 10
  • N. Rough-winged Swallow: 10
  • Cliff Swallow: 2
  • Barn Swallow: 8
  • European Starling: 100
  • American Goldfinch: 2

Brighton Dam 6:20-6:45 p.m.

  • Canada Goose: 1
  • Double-crested Cormorant: 11
  • Blue Jay: 1
  • N. Rough-winged Swallow: 1
  • Cliff Swallow: 24
  • American Robin: 5
  • European Starling: 2
  • Baltimore Oriole: 1

Middle Patuxent Environmental Area 7:00-8:30 p.m.

  • Wood Duck: 7
  • White-eyed Vireo: 1
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher: 3
  • Eastern Bluebird: 2
  • Swainson's Thrush: 1
  • Wood Thrush: 8
  • American Robin: 6
  • Gray Catbird: 2
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler: 8
  • Kentucky Warbler: 2
  • Scarlet Tanager: 2
  • Chipping Sparrow: 1
  • Swamp Sparrow: 1
  • White-throated Sparrow: 10
  • Northern Cardinal: 12
  • Baltimore Oriole: 1