Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, December 04, 2010

Trip Leader: Arnold, Stan

Date of Trip: Saturday, December 04, 2010

Location: Blackwater NWR

Details: Meeting time: 6:00 a.m.; first stop: 7:40 a.m. (Cambridge Visitor Center); end time: 4:10 p.m. at Cedar Creek Rd. Places visited: Cambridge waterfront (Cambridge Visitor Center, Masthead park, Oakley St.), Maple Dam Rd., Blackwater NWR wildlife loop, BNWR Tubman Trail; Shorter's Wharf Rd., Cedar Creek Rd.

Number on trip: 14


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

  • Snow Goose: 1 (1000 Cambridge Vis Ctr)
  • Canada Goose: 2300
  • Mute Swan: 2 (QA County, end of Bay Bridge)
  • Tundra Swan: 7
  • American Wigeon: 16 (Oakley St.)
  • American Black Duck: 3 (2 Cedar Creek)
  • Mallard: 70 (25 Oakley St., 2 Shorter's Wharf)
  • Northern Shoveler: 14
  • Northern Pintail: 18
  • Green-winged Teal: 120
  • Ring-necked Duck: 2
  • Lesser Scaup: 4 (Oakley St.)
  • Surf Scoter: 15 (Oakley St.)
  • Long-tailed Duck: 8 (Oakley St., 5 Cambridge Vis Ctr)
  • Bufflehead: 10 (Oakley St., 25 Cambridge Vis Ctr)
  • Common Goldeneye: 2 (Oakley St.(
  • Ruddy Duck: 2
  • Common Loon: 1 (Cambridge Vis Ctr)
  • Pied-billed Grebe: 1 (Cedar Creek)
  • Double-crested Cormorant: 1
  • Great Blue Heron: 6
  • Black Vulture: 3
  • Turkey Vulture: 4 (12 Tubman Trail, 11 Cedar Creek)
  • Bald Eagle: 11 (8 Tubman Trail, 2 Cedar Creek)
  • Northern Harrier: 6 (2 Tubman Trail, 3 Shorter's Wharf, 7 Cedar Crk)
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk: 1 (Tubman Trail)
  • Red-shouldered Hawk: 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 1 (1 Tubman Trail)
  • American Kestrel: 1-2 (Maple Dam Rd.)
  • Virginia Rail: 1
  • American Coot: 9
  • Killdeer: 9
  • Greater Yellowlegs: 9
  • Laughing Gull: 4 (Cambridge waterfront)
  • Ring-billed Gull: 85 (20 Cambridge waterfront, 3 Cambr Vis Ctr)
  • Herring Gull: 5 (60 Cambridge waterfront, 10 Cambr Vis Ctr)
  • Great Black-backed Gull: 35 (Cambridge waterfront + 7 Vis Ctr)
  • Rock Pigeon: 35 (Cambridge)
  • Mourning Dove: 5
  • Short-eared Owl: 2 (Shorter's Wharf Rd.)
  • Belted Kingfisher: 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 3
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker: 2
  • Downy Woodpecker: 1
  • Hairy Woodpecker: 1
  • Northern Flicker: 1 (Tubman Trail, 1 Cedar Creek)
  • Pileated Woodpecker: 1 (Cedar Creek)
  • Blue Jay: 1
  • American Crow: 7 (1 Oakley St., 2 Tubman Trail)
  • Fish Crow: 150 (Tubman Trail)
  • Tree Swallow: 6
  • Carolina Chickadee: 3 (2 Cedar Creek)
  • Tufted Titmouse: 1
  • Brown-headed Nuthatch: 4 (4 Tubman Trail)
  • Carolina Wren: 1 (2 Tubman Trail)
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet: 3 (2 Tubman Trail)
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet: 1
  • Eastern Bluebird: 10 (4 Tubman Trail)
  • Hermit Thrush: 2
  • American Robin: 4 (3 Cedar Creek)
  • Northern Mockingbird: 4 (1 Oakley St. )
  • European Starling: 6 (15 Cambridge)
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler: 1 (35 Cedar Creek)
  • Savannah Sparrow: 2 (3 Cedar Creek)
  • Song Sparrow: 4 (2 Tubman Trail)
  • Swamp Sparrow: 1 (8 Tubman Trail)
  • White-throated Sparrow: 6 (2 Tubman Trail)
  • Dark-eyed Junco: 10 (6 Tubman Trail)
  • Northern Cardinal: 2 (1 Tubman Trail)
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 150 (75 Shorter's Wharf, 100 Cedar Creek)
  • American Goldfinch: 3
  • House Sparrow: 2 (Wawa in Cambridge
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Comments:
Numbers with no location were for the Blackwater NWR Wildlife Loop