Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, April 02, 2011

Trip Leader: Cullison, Ralph

Date of Trip: Saturday, April 02, 2011

Location: Alpha Ridge Landfill

Details: Half day, Cool high in 50's; Mostly cloudy with short periods of sun and drizzle.

Number on trip: 21

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See a video Kurt Schwarz took of the Vesper Sparrow HERE


Birds:

  • Canada Goose: 25
  • Mallard: 2
  • Ring-necked Duck: 6
  • Common Loon: 14
  • Great Blue Heron: 2
  • Black Vulture: 1
  • Turkey Vulture: 6
  • Osprey: 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 2
  • American Kestrel: 3
  • Killdeer: 2
  • Wilson's Snipe:
  • Ring-billed Gull: 5
  • Rock Pigeon: 12
  • Mourning Dove: 5
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 2
  • Northern Flicker: 1
  • Eastern Phoebe: 8
  • Blue Jay: 1
  • American Crow: 2
  • Fish Crow: 1
  • Horned Lark: 2
  • Tree Swallow: 14
  • N. Rough-winged Swallow:
  • Barn Swallow: 1
  • Tufted Titmouse: 1
  • Eastern Bluebird: 2
  • American Robin: 48
  • Northern Mockingbird: 2
  • European Starling: 60
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler: 2
  • Eastern Towhee: 1
  • Vesper Sparrow: 1
  • Savannah Sparrow: 28
  • Fox Sparrow: 3
  • Song Sparrow: 16
  • White-throated Sparrow: 4
  • White-crowned Sparrow: 2
  • Dark-eyed Junco: 4
  • Northern Cardinal: 2
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 10
  • Eastern Meadowlark: 4
  • Brown-headed Cowbird: 1
  • American Goldfinch: 1