Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Sunday, April 17, 2011
Smith Island

Trip Leaders: Kevin Graff and Joe Hanfman

Date of Trip: Sunday, April 17, 2011

Location: Smith Island by Boat

Details: An excellent day on the water.

Participants: 32

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Photos of Glossy Ibis and a boat by Joe Hanfman (not the boat...).

Smith Island

  • Brant : 2
  • Canada Goose : 4
  • Mute Swan : 1
  • American Black Duck : 10
  • Mallard : 12
  • Bufflehead : 12
  • Red-breasted Merganser : 1
  • Common Loon : 3
  • Brown Pelican : 10
  • Double-crested Cormorant : 50
  • Great Blue Heron : 8
  • Great Egret : 11
  • Little Blue Heron : 14
  • Tricolored Heron : 1
  • Green Heron : 1
  • Yellow-crowned Night-Heron : 3
  • Glossy Ibis : 15
  • Osprey : 5
  • Bald Eagle : 1
  • Northern Harrier : 2
  • American Kestrel : 1
  • Clapper Rail : 1
  • Virginia Rail : 1
  • American Oystercatcher : 11
  • Willet : 4
  • Ruddy Turnstone : 1
  • Sanderling : 1
  • Purple Sandpiper : 2
  • Dunlin : 40
  • Laughing Gull : 2
  • Ring-billed Gull : 1
  • Herring Gull : 30
  • Great Black-backed Gull : 3
  • Caspian Tern : 2
  • Royal Tern : 2
  • Common Tern : 1
  • Forster's Tern : 6
  • Rock Pigeon : 2
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird : 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker : 1
  • Downy Woodpecker : 1
  • Fish Crow : 6
  • Purple Martin : 2
  • Tree Swallow : 1
  • Barn Swallow : 9
  • European Starling : 9
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler : 6
  • Common Yellowthroat : 1
  • Chipping Sparrow : 1
  • Field Sparrow : 2
  • Seaside Sparrow : 2
  • Song Sparrow : 2
  • Northern Cardinal : 4
  • Common Grackle : 4
  • Boat-tailed Grackle : 8
  • House Finch : 3
  • House Sparrow : 17

Point Lookout (Saint Mary's County)

  • Long-tailed Duck : 1
  • Bufflehead : 1
  • Red-throated Loon : 1
  • Common Loon : 2
  • Northern Gannet : 10
  • Brown Pelican : 9
  • Double-crested Cormorant : 13
  • Osprey : 2
  • Laughing Gull : 3
  • Ring-billed Gull : 1
  • Herring Gull : 2
  • Great Black-backed Gull : 1
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird : 1
  • Barn Swallow : 8

Point Lookout (Somerset County)

  • Surf Scoter : 65
  • White-winged Scoter : 5
  • Black Scoter : 12
  • Long-tailed Duck : 4
  • Bufflehead : 4
  • Red-throated Loon : 1
  • Common Loon : 3
  • Northern Gannet : 16
  • Brown Pelican : 6
  • Double-crested Cormorant : 40
  • Osprey : 1
  • Peregrine Falcon : 2
  • Laughing Gull : 1
  • Ring-billed Gull : 1
  • Herring Gull : 4
  • Great Black-backed Gull : 4
  • Caspian Tern : 1
  • Barn Swallow : 3