Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, May 15, 2010

Trip Leader: Bonnie Ott

Date of Trip: Saturday, May 15, 2010

Location: BIG DAY

Details: Joe Hanfman, recorder

Number on trip: 7

Location: West Friendship Park

  • Canada Goose: 4
  • Black Vulture: 2
  • Turkey Vulture: 3
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 1
  • Rock Pigeon: 1
  • Mourning Dove: 6
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo: 1
  • Chimney Swift: 2
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 1
  • Downy Woodpecker: 1
  • Northern Flicker: 1
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee: 1
  • Willow Flycatcher: 1
  • Great Crested Flycatcher: 2
  • Eastern Kingbird: 6
  • Warbling Vireo: 2
  • Red-eyed Vireo: 6
  • Blue Jay: 2
  • American Crow: 4
  • Horned Lark: 1
  • Tree Swallow: 2
  • N. Rough-winged Swallow: 2
  • Barn Swallow: 15
  • Carolina Chickadee: 1
  • Tufted Titmouse: 2
  • White-breasted Nuthatch: 1
  • House Wren: 1
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher: 2
  • Eastern Bluebird: 3
  • Gray-cheeked Thrush: 1
  • Swainson's Thrush: 2
  • Wood Thrush: 1
  • American Robin: 6
  • Gray Catbird: 6
  • Northern Mockingbird: 2
  • Brown Thrasher: 1
  • European Starling: 2
  • Cedar Waxwing: 25
  • Northern Parula: 1
  • Yellow Warbler: 4
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler: 1
  • Magnolia Warbler: 1
  • Black-throated Blue Warbler: 1
  • Black-throated Green Warbler: 2
  • Bay-breasted Warbler: 3
  • Blackpoll Warbler: 12
  • Black-and-white Warbler: 1
  • American Redstart: 1
  • Worm-eating Warbler: 1
  • Ovenbird: 1
  • Common Yellowthroat: 2
  • Yellow-breasted Chat: 1
  • Eastern Towhee: 1
  • Chipping Sparrow: 2
  • Field Sparrow: 1
  • Song Sparrow: 1
  • Scarlet Tanager: 2
  • Northern Cardinal: 2
  • Blue Grosbeak: 1
  • Indigo Bunting: 2
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 6
  • Common Grackle: 2
  • Brown-headed Cowbird: 2
  • Orchard Oriole: 4
  • Baltimore Oriole: 3
  • House Finch: 2
  • American Goldfinch: 2
  • House Sparrow: 2

Location: Alpha Ridge Park

  • Turkey Vulture: 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk: 1
  • Mourning Dove: 1
  • American Crow: 1
  • Purple Martin: 1
  • Barn Swallow: 2
  • Gray Catbird: 1
  • Northern Mockingbird: 1
  • Cedar Waxwing: 18
  • Magnolia Warbler: 1
  • Common Yellowthroat: 1
  • Brown-headed Cowbird: 1

Location: Marriottsville Road (PVSP)

  • Mallard: 1
  • Wild Turkey: 1
  • Great Blue Heron: 2
  • Turkey Vulture: 1
  • Osprey: 1
  • Broad-winged Hawk: 1
  • Mourning Dove: 2
  • Black-billed Cuckoo: 1
  • Chimney Swift: 2
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 1
  • Downy Woodpecker: 1
  • Pileated Woodpecker: 1
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee: 1
  • Acadian Flycatcher: 1
  • Red-eyed Vireo: 2
  • American Crow: 3
  • Carolina Chickadee: 1
  • Tufted Titmouse: 2
  • Carolina Wren: 1
  • House Wren: 1
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher: 1
  • Cedar Waxwing: 20
  • Northern Parula: 1
  • Magnolia Warbler: 1
  • Black-throated Green Warbler: 1
  • Black-and-white Warbler: 1
  • American Redstart: 1
  • Northern Waterthrush: 1
  • Common Yellowthroat: 1
  • Scarlet Tanager: 3
  • Brown-headed Cowbird: 1
  • American Goldfinch: 2

Location: Hugg-Thomas WMA

  • Canada Goose: 2
  • Mourning Dove: 2
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 1
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee: 1
  • Red-eyed Vireo: 2
  • American Crow: 1
  • Barn Swallow: 1
  • Carolina Chickadee: 1
  • White-breasted Nuthatch: 1
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher: 1
  • Wood Thrush: 1
  • Gray Catbird: 1
  • Black-throated Blue Warbler: 1
  • Northern Cardinal: 1
  • American Goldfinch: 2

Location: River Road (PVSP)

  • Black Vulture: 1
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee: 3
  • Acadian Flycatcher: 2
  • Yellow-throated Vireo: 2
  • Red-eyed Vireo: 8
  • American Crow: 1
  • Cliff Swallow: 24
  • Veery: 1
  • Wood Thrush: 1
  • Northern Parula: 1
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler: 1
  • Ovenbird: 3
  • Louisiana Waterthrush: 2
  • Kentucky Warbler: 1
  • House Sparrow: 1

Location: Henryton Road (PVSP)

  • Canada Goose: 2
  • Turkey Vulture: 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 1
  • Solitary Sandpiper: 1
  • Mourning Dove: 2
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird: 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 1
  • Downy Woodpecker: 1
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee: 2
  • Acadian Flycatcher: 1
  • Great Crested Flycatcher: 1
  • Red-eyed Vireo: 4
  • Barn Swallow: 2
  • Tufted Titmouse: 4
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher: 1
  • Veery: 1
  • Swainson's Thrush: 1
  • Wood Thrush: 2
  • American Robin: 6
  • Cedar Waxwing: 20
  • Northern Parula: 2
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler: 1
  • Black-throated Blue Warbler: 1
  • Worm-eating Warbler: 1
  • Ovenbird: 1
  • Northern Waterthrush: 1
  • Louisiana Waterthrush: 3
  • Common Yellowthroat: 1
  • Canada Warbler: 1
  • Baltimore Oriole: 1

Location: Alpha Ridge Landfill

  • Canada Goose: 24
  • Green Heron: 1
  • Black Vulture: 4
  • Turkey Vulture: 6
  • Red-shouldered Hawk: 1
  • Broad-winged Hawk: 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 1
  • American Kestrel: 2
  • Killdeer: 2
  • Greater Yellowlegs: 4
  • Lesser Yellowlegs: 2
  • Solitary Sandpiper: 4
  • Least Sandpiper: 1
  • Mourning Dove: 6
  • Northern Flicker: 1
  • Alder Flycatcher: 1
  • Least Flycatcher: 1
  • Eastern Phoebe: 1
  • Eastern Kingbird: 4
  • Blue Jay: 2
  • American Crow: 6
  • Horned Lark: 1
  • Tree Swallow: X
  • N. Rough-winged Swallow: 2
  • Barn Swallow: X
  • Wood Thrush: 1
  • American Robin: X
  • Gray Catbird: 1
  • Northern Mockingbird: 2
  • European Starling: 2
  • Yellow Warbler: 3
  • Common Yellowthroat: 1
  • Field Sparrow: 1
  • Savannah Sparrow: 10
  • Grasshopper Sparrow: 4
  • Song Sparrow: 2
  • Northern Cardinal: 1
  • Blue Grosbeak: 1
  • Indigo Bunting: 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird: X
  • Eastern Meadowlark: 5
  • Common Grackle: 6
  • Brown-headed Cowbird: 2

Location: UMDCF

  • Canada Goose: 2
  • Wood Duck: 4
  • American Bittern: 2
  • Great Blue Heron: 1
  • Black Vulture: 2
  • Turkey Vulture: 3
  • Osprey: 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 1
  • Killdeer: 2
  • Solitary Sandpiper: 3
  • Wilson's Snipe: 1
  • Rock Pigeon: 50
  • Mourning Dove: 2
  • Chimney Swift: 4
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird: 1
  • Willow Flycatcher: 2
  • Eastern Kingbird: 2
  • Warbling Vireo: 2
  • Blue Jay: 6
  • Horned Lark: 1
  • Tree Swallow: 12
  • N. Rough-winged Swallow: 2
  • Barn Swallow: 12
  • Carolina Chickadee: 1
  • Eastern Bluebird: 1
  • American Robin: 4
  • Northern Mockingbird: 1
  • European Starling: 2
  • Cedar Waxwing: 12
  • Yellow Warbler: 2
  • Common Yellowthroat: 14
  • Song Sparrow: 6
  • Swamp Sparrow: 1
  • Bobolink: 6
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 18
  • Baltimore Oriole: 2
  • American Goldfinch: 4

Location: Wilde Lake

  • Canada Goose: 6
  • Mallard: 4
  • Blue-winged Teal: 1
  • Double-crested Cormorant: 2
  • Great Blue Heron: 1
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron: 1
  • Black Vulture: 1
  • Turkey Vulture: 2
  • Bald Eagle: 1
  • Spotted Sandpiper: 2
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 1
  • Eastern Phoebe: 1
  • Great Crested Flycatcher: 1
  • Eastern Kingbird: 1
  • American Crow: 1
  • Fish Crow: 1
  • Tree Swallow: 10
  • Barn Swallow: 18
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 10
  • Common Grackle: 8
  • Baltimore Oriole: 3
  • House Sparrow: 8

Location: Lake Elkhorn

  • Canada Goose: 6
  • Mallard: 2
  • Green Heron: 1
  • Yellow-crowned Night-Heron: 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk: 1
  • Solitary Sandpiper: 2
  • Spotted Sandpiper: 2
  • Least Sandpiper: 1
  • Downy Woodpecker: 1
  • Great Crested Flycatcher: 1
  • Tree Swallow: 4
  • Barn Swallow: 12
  • Carolina Wren: 1
  • Northern Cardinal: 2
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 6

Location: Gorman Stream Valley Natural Area (Eden Brook)

  • Cooper's Hawk: 1
    (Carrying a chipmunk.)
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird: 1
    (Nest over the river found.)
  • Least Flycatcher: 1
  • Eastern Kingbird: 1
  • Tufted Titmouse: 1
  • Carolina Wren: 1
  • American Redstart: 1
  • Northern Cardinal: 2
  • Baltimore Oriole: 1

Location: Fulton Pond

  • Canada Goose: 10
  • Killdeer: 1
  • Solitary Sandpiper: 4
  • Least Sandpiper: 12

Location: Bon Secours Spiritual Center

  • Canada Goose: 1
  • Mourning Dove: 2
  • Chimney Swift: 10
  • Eastern Phoebe: 1
  • Eastern Kingbird: 1
  • Red-eyed Vireo: 4
  • Barn Swallow: 10
  • Eastern Bluebird: 1
  • Wood Thrush: 1
  • American Robin: 2
  • European Starling: 2
  • Cedar Waxwing: 30
  • Prairie Warbler: 2
  • Chipping Sparrow: 1
  • Field Sparrow: 2
  • House Finch: 2