Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, March 3, 2012

Trip Leader: Ott, Bonnie

Recorder: Nancy Magnusson

Date of Trip: Saturday, March 3, 2012

Location: Winter Sparrow Search

Number on trip: 13

Below are the birds seen at each location.


Alpha Ridge Landfill

  • Canada Goose 136
  • American Wigeon 2
  • Mallard 10
  • Ring-necked Duck 4
  • Hooded Merganser 8
  • Cooper's Hawk 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk 2
  • American Kestrel 1
  • Killdeer 4
  • Belted Kingfisher 1
  • Northern Flicker 1
  • Blue Jay 2
  • American Crow 3
  • Fish Crow 1
  • Horned Lark 10
  • Carolina Wren 2
  • Eastern Bluebird 3
  • American Robin 1
  • Northern Mockingbird 1
  • European Starling 30
  • Eastern Towhee 1
  • Savannah Sparrow 22 (Upper weedy/dirt cell)
  • Fox Sparrow 1
  • Song Sparrow 5
  • White-throated Sparrow 6
  • Northern Cardinal 2
  • Eastern Meadowlark 12 (Upper grassy cell)

University of Maryland Central Farm

  • Canada Goose 112
  • Wood Duck 2
  • Gadwall 2
  • American Wigeon 7
  • American Black Duck 11
  • Mallard 7
  • Northern Pintail 1
  • Green-winged Teal 9
  • Ring-necked Duck 1
  • Common Merganser 13
  • Wild Turkey 13 (Across the road from the farm office)
  • Black Vulture 4
  • Turkey Vulture 3
  • Red-tailed Hawk 1
  • Wilson's Snipe 26 (we had 16 flying off in one direction, while 10 took off in the other)
  • Ring-billed Gull 92
  • Rock Pigeon 80
  • American Crow 3
  • Carolina Wren 2
  • American Robin 6
  • European Starling 80
  • Field Sparrow 1
  • Savannah Sparrow 1
  • Song Sparrow 35
  • Swamp Sparrow 6
  • White-throated Sparrow 3
  • Northern Cardinal 3
  • Red-winged Blackbird 40

Mount Pleasant

  • Great Blue Heron 1
  • Black Vulture 26 (all flew up at one time)
  • Turkey Vulture 3
  • Red-tailed Hawk 1
  • Mourning Dove 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
  • Downy Woodpecker 1
  • Northern Flicker 1
  • Blue Jay 2
  • American Crow 6
  • Fish Crow 1
  • Carolina Chickadee 5
  • Tufted Titmouse 4
  • Carolina Wren 2
  • Eastern Bluebird 6
  • American Robin 8
  • Northern Mockingbird 1
  • European Starling 1
  • Field Sparrow 11
  • Fox Sparrow 1
  • Song Sparrow 21
  • Swamp Sparrow 2
  • Dark-eyed Junco 6
  • Northern Cardinal 4
  • Red-winged Blackbird 4
  • Common Grackle 2
  • House Finch 2
  • American Goldfinch 2

Waterford Farm (Bonnie Ott, recorder)

  • Canada Goose 24
  • Mallard 16
  • Ring-necked Duck 9
  • Black Vulture 8
  • Turkey Vulture 6
  • Bald Eagle 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 2
  • Red-tailed Hawk 2
  • Mourning Dove 2
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
  • Hairy Woodpecker 1
  • Blue Jay 2
  • American Crow 6
  • Carolina Chickadee 3
  • Tufted Titmouse 2
  • White-breasted Nuthatch 1
  • Carolina Wren 2
  • Eastern Bluebird 6
  • American Robin 4
  • Northern Mockingbird 1
  • European Starling 24
  • Field Sparrow 5
  • Fox Sparrow 2
  • Song Sparrow 12
  • White-throated Sparrow 18
  • Dark-eyed Junco 6
  • Northern Cardinal 3
  • Red-winged Blackbird 18