Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Trip Leader: Hanfman, Joe

Date of Trip: Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Location: Poplar Island

Details: 53 species

Number on trip: 22


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

  • Canada Goose: 28
  • American Black Duck: 2
  • Mallard: 418
  • Lesser Scaup: 1
  • King Eider: 1
  • Surf Scoter: 8
  • Ruddy Duck: 3
  • Double-crested Cormorant: 1558
  • Great Blue Heron: 17
  • Great Egret: 2
  • Snowy Egret: 38
  • Tricolored Heron: 4
  • Cattle Egret: 14
  • Osprey: 12
  • Bald Eagle: 1
  • Black-bellied Plover: 1
  • Semipalmated Plover: 38
  • Killdeer: 21
  • Black-necked Stilt: 20
  • American Avocet: 27
  • Greater Yellowlegs: 2
  • Willet (Eastern): 7
  • Willet (Western): 16
  • Lesser Yellowlegs: 30
  • Spotted Sandpiper: 18
  • Semipalmated Sandpiper: 241
  • Western Sandpiper: 203
  • Least Sandpiper: 195
  • Pectoral Sandpiper: 4
  • Stilt Sandpiper: 2
  • Short-billed Dowitcher: 165
  • Short-billed Dowitcher (Prairie): 8
  • Wilson's Phalarope: 1
  • Laughing Gull: 32
  • Ring-billed Gull: 14
  • Herring Gull: 335
  • Great Black-backed Gull: 411
  • Caspian Tern: 8
  • Common Tern: 354
  • Forster's Tern: 1
  • Least Tern: 215
  • Black Tern: 1
  • Eastern Kingbird: 1
  • Purple Martin: 12
  • Tree Swallow: 16
  • N. Rough-winged Swallow: 1
  • Bank Swallow: 31
  • Barn Swallow: 32
  • European Starling: 15
  • Seaside Sparrow: 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 86
  • Common Grackle: 2
  • American Goldfinch: 1