Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Sparrow BIG DAY

Trip Leader: Ott, Bonnie

Date of Trip: Saturday, October 16, 2010

Location: See all of the places we visited below.

Number on trip: 11

Comments:Details: Le Conte's Sparrow is a new county bird! And at two locations!
Below are the birds seen at each location.

UMDCF

  • Canada Goose: 150
  • Wood Duck: 1
  • American Black Duck: 1
  • Mallard: 5
  • Black Vulture: 1
  • Turkey Vulture: 6
  • Cooper's Hawk: 2
  • Red-shouldered Hawk: 1
  • American Kestrel: 3
  • Killdeer: 60
  • Rock Pigeon: 400
  • Mourning Dove: 40
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 1
  • Eastern Phoebe: 1
  • Blue Jay: 6
  • American Crow: 700
  • Fish Crow: 1
  • Horned Lark: 1
  • Tree Swallow: 2
  • Carolina Chickadee: 1
  • Tufted Titmouse: 1
  • Marsh Wren: 1
  • Eastern Bluebird: 8
  • American Robin: 2
  • Gray Catbird: 1
  • European Starling: 10
  • American Pipit: 3
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler: 8
  • Palm Warbler: 2 (Yellow)
  • Common Yellowthroat: 1
  • Eastern Towhee: 1
  • Field Sparrow: 1
  • Savannah Sparrow: 36
  • Nelson's Sparrow: 1
  • Song Sparrow: 30
  • Lincoln's Sparrow: 3
  • Swamp Sparrow: 14
  • White-throated Sparrow: 6
  • White-crowned Sparrow: 6 (Eastern)
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 36
  • Rusty Blackbird: 1
  • Brown-headed Cowbird: 2
  • Purple Finch: 1
  • House Finch: 1
  • House Sparrow: 12

Alpha Ridge park

  • Black Vulture: 1
  • Turkey Vulture: 2
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk: 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 1
  • Eastern Phoebe: 1
  • Blue Jay: 1
  • American Crow: 10
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet: 1
  • Northern Mockingbird: 1
  • Eastern Towhee: 1
  • Field Sparrow: 1
  • Song Sparrow: 2
  • White-crowned Sparrow: 1 (Eastern)

Alpha Ridge Landfill

  • Canada Goose: 14
  • Mallard: 8
  • Great Blue Heron: 1
  • Turkey Vulture: 4
  • Bald Eagle: 1
  • Northern Harrier: 1
  • Cooper's Hawk: 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 2
  • American Kestrel: 1
  • Mourning Dove: 12
  • Belted Kingfisher: 1
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker: 1
  • Blue Jay: 6
  • American Crow: 12
  • Horned Lark: 6
  • Tree Swallow: 14
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet: 2
  • Gray Catbird: 1
  • Northern Mockingbird: 1
  • European Starling: 2
  • Palm Warbler: 2 (Western)
  • Savannah Sparrow: 12
  • Grasshopper Sparrow: 1
  • Song Sparrow: 10
  • Northern Cardinal: 1
  • Blue Grosbeak: 1
  • Eastern Meadowlark: 8
  • House Finch: 2
  • American Goldfinch: 2

Mount Pleasant

  • Turkey Vulture: 3
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk: 2
  • Red-shouldered Hawk: 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 1 (Eastern)
  • Blue Jay: 1
  • Field Sparrow: 2
  • Song Sparrow: 4
  • Swamp Sparrow: 6
  • White-throated Sparrow: 8

West Friendship Park/p>

  • Canada Goose: 60
  • Mallard: 12
  • Turkey Vulture: 4
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 3
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 1
  • Downy Woodpecker: 1
  • Northern Flicker: 1
  • Pileated Woodpecker: 1
  • Eastern Phoebe: 1
  • Blue Jay: 10
  • American Crow: 30
  • Carolina Wren: 1
  • Eastern Bluebird: 10
  • American Robin: 2
  • Northern Mockingbird: 1
  • Chipping Sparrow: 14
  • Field Sparrow: 2
  • Song Sparrow: 6
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 15
  • Brown-headed Cowbird: 2
  • American Goldfinch: 1

Western Regional Park

    Black Vulture: 60
  • Turkey Vulture: 12
  • Northern Harrier: 1
  • Cooper's Hawk: 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 1
  • Mourning Dove: 10
  • Blue Jay: 4
  • American Crow: 4
  • Field Sparrow: 2
  • Song Sparrow: 2
  • Swamp Sparrow: 1
  • White-crowned Sparrow: 6
  • Northern Cardinal: 1
  • American Goldfinch: 15

Waterford Farm

  • Canada Goose: 75
  • Mallard: 12
  • Great Blue Heron: 1
  • Turkey Vulture: 1
  • Cooper's Hawk: 1
  • American Kestrel: 1
  • Mourning Dove: 6
  • Barred Owl: 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 2
  • Northern Flicker: 4
  • Eastern Phoebe: 1
  • Blue Jay: 12
  • American Crow: 20
  • Tree Swallow: 16
  • House Wren: 1
  • Eastern Bluebird: 2
  • American Robin: 2
  • Northern Mockingbird: 1
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler: 28
  • Palm Warbler: 4 (Yellow)
  • Chipping Sparrow: 2
  • Savannah Sparrow: 25
  • Song Sparrow: 80
  • Swamp Sparrow: 80
  • White-throated Sparrow: 10
  • White-crowned Sparrow: 2 (Eastern)
  • Northern Cardinal: 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 35

Comments: Joe Hanfman, recorder.