Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, December 05, 2009

Trip Leader: Kurt Schwarz & Jeff Culler

Date of Trip: Saturday, December 05, 2009

Location: Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Details: Time: 6AM until 4PM. Cut short by three hours due to poor weather conditions.

Number on trip: 14

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

  • Choptank River—Rte. 50 Bridge (Talbot Co.)
  • Snow Goose: 62
  • Canada Goose: 56
  • Surf Scoter: 1
  • Long-tailed Duck: 3
  • Bufflehead: 32
  • Common Goldeneye: 12
  • Common Loon: 3
  • Double-crested Cormorant: 2
  • Great Blue Heron: 1
  • Turkey Vulture: 45
  • Laughing Gull: 1
  • Herring Gull: 250
  • Great Black-backed Gull: 6
  • Rock Pigeon: 40
  • Belted Kingfisher: 1
  • Song Sparrow: 1
  • Northern Cardinal: 2
  • Choptank Fishing Pier (Talbot):
  • Canada Goose: 52
  • American Wigeon: 6
  • Mallard: 12
  • Surf Scoter: 20
  • Bufflehead: 15
  • Ruddy Duck: 4
  • Double-crested Cormorant: 2
  • Laughing Gull: 3
  • Ring-billed Gull: 40
  • Herring Gull: 50
  • Great Black-backed Gull: 18
  • Rock Pigeon: 5
  • Song Sparrow: 2
  • Dark-eyed Junco: 3
  • Egypt Rd:
  • Egypt Road:
  • Canada Goose: 50
  • Lesser Scaup: 1
  • Turkey Vulture: 1
  • Bald Eagle: 4
  • Northern Harrier: 2
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 1 (Eastern)
  • American Kestrel: 1
  • Hairy Woodpecker: 1
  • American Crow: 5
  • Tufted Titmouse: 1
  • European Starling: 900
  • Eastern Meadowlark: 1
  • American Goldfinch: 15
  • Blackwater NWR:
  • Canada Goose: 700
  • Tundra Swan: 70
  • Mallard: 35
  • Northern Shoveler: 4
  • American White Pelican: 1
  • Double-crested Cormorant: 2
  • Great Blue Heron: 8
  • Turkey Vulture: 2
  • Bald Eagle: 18
  • Northern Harrier: 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 1
  • American Coot: 2
  • Killdeer: 6
  • Greater Yellowlegs: 7
  • Dunlin: 3
  • Ring-billed Gull: 20
  • Mourning Dove: 3
  • Belted Kingfisher: 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 3
  • Downy Woodpecker: 2
  • Northern Flicker: 2
  • American Crow: 5
  • Carolina Chickadee: 5
  • Tufted Titmouse: 6
  • Brown-headed Nuthatch: 6
  • Brown Creeper: 1
  • Carolina Wren: 2
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet: 5
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet: 1
  • Eastern Bluebird: 5
  • Yellow-rumped Warble:r 2
  • White-throated Sparrow: 5
  • White-crowned Sparrow: 1
  • Dark-eyed Junco: 6
  • Northern Cardinal: 3
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 22
  • Eastern Meadowlark: 1
  • House Sparrow: 6
  • Cedar Creek Road
  • American Black Duck: 15
  • Great Blue Heron: 3
  • Great Egret: 1
  • Osprey: 1
  • Northern Harrier: 2
  • Brown-headed Nuthatch:
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet:
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet:
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler:
  • Eastern Meadowlark: 4

Comments:
Undaunted by wind, rain and snow fourteen hardy souls braved the elements to observe 58 species in Dorchester and Talbot Counties. A most difficult day for birding.