Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, May 19, 2012 BIG DAY

Trip Leader: Ott, Bonnie

Date of Trip: Saturday, May 19, 2012

Recorders: Joe Hanfman & Kurt Schwarz

Disclaimer: Some years ago, the birders of Howard County Bird Club decided they needed a BIG DAY,where everyone had an excuse to spend a Saturday going to a lot of places to look for birds! (This is not a true BIG DAY, since the group does not spend 24 hours in the field. But it is still another of those organized Howard County birding outings.)



Patapsco Valley State Park–Daniels Area

  • Canada Goose: 2
  • Great Blue Heron: 1
  • Bald Eagle: 1
  • Rock Pigeon: 2
  • Mourning Dove: 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 2
  • Downy Woodpecker: 1
  • Hairy Woodpecker: 1
  • Acadian Flycatcher: 4
  • Great Crested Flycatcher: 1
  • Red-eyed Vireo: 12
  • Blue Jay: 2
  • N. Rough-winged Swallow: 1
  • Carolina Chickadee: 2
  • Tufted Titmouse: 4
  • Carolina Wren: 1
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher: 2
  • Wood Thrush: 4
  • American Robin: 2
  • Northern Mockingbird: 1
  • European Starling: 1
  • Northern Parula: 2
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler: 1
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler: 8
  • Black-and-white Warbler: 2
  • Worm-eating Warbler: 1
  • Louisiana Waterthrush: 2
  • Chipping Sparrow: 1
  • White-throated Sparrow: 4
  • Scarlet Tanager: 3
  • Northern Cardinal: 2
  • Common Grackle: 1
  • Brown-headed Cowbird: 2
  • Baltimore Oriole: 4
  • American Goldfinch: 2

Patapsco Valley State Park–Marriottsville

  • Wood Duck 2
  • Mallard 1
  • Chimney Swift 2
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
  • Belted Kingfisher 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
  • Downy Woodpecker 2
  • Hairy Woodpecker 1
  • Pileated Woodpecker 1
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
  • Acadian Flycatcher 1
  • Eastern Phoebe 1
  • Great Crested Flycatcher 1
  • Yellow-throated Vireo 1
  • Red-eyed Vireo 4
  • Blue Jay 1
  • American Crow 1
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
  • Tufted Titmouse 4
  • Carolina Wren 1
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
  • Eastern Bluebird 1
  • Wood Thrush 2
  • Cedar Waxwing 3
  • Ovenbird 1
  • Louisiana Waterthrush 2
  • American Redstart 3
  • Northern Parula 3
  • Magnolia Warbler 2
  • Blackpoll Warbler 1
  • Chipping Sparrow 2
  • Scarlet Tanager 2
  • Northern Cardinal 1
  • Indigo Bunting 4
  • Brown-headed Cowbird 2
  • Baltimore Oriole 1
  • American Goldfinch 2

Bon Sequors Spritual Center

  • Canada Goose 1
  • Mallard 1
  • Green Heron 2
  • Black Vulture 1
  • Mourning Dove 2
  • Chimney Swift 4
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
  • Eastern Phoebe 3
  • Eastern Kingbird 1
  • Red-eyed Vireo 3
  • Blue Jay 1
  • Carolina Chickadee 1
  • White-breasted Nuthatch 2
  • Eastern Bluebird 2
  • American Robin 1
  • Gray Catbird 2
  • Northern Mockingbird 2
  • European Starling 1
  • Cedar Waxwing 4
  • Chipping Sparrow 4
  • Song Sparrow 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird 1
  • House Finch 1
  • House Sparrow 1

Alpha Ridge Park

  • Canada Goose 1
  • Black Vulture 3
  • Turkey Vulture 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 2
  • Chimney Swift 1
  • Red-headed Woodpecker 1
  • Willow Flycatcher 1
  • Great Crested Flycatcher 1
  • Eastern Kingbird 1
  • Warbling Vireo 1
  • Purple Martin 1
  • Barn Swallow 2
  • Gray Catbird 1
  • Yellow Warbler 1
  • Yellow-breasted Chat 1
  • Field Sparrow 1
  • Blue Grosbeak 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird 2
  • Common Grackle 2
  • Brown-headed Cowbird 1
  • Orchard Oriole 1
  • Baltimore Oriole 1
  • American Goldfinch 1

Patapsco Valley State Park–Henryton Road

  • Great Blue Heron 1
  • Black Vulture 1
  • Turkey Vulture 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk 1
  • Mourning Dove 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
  • Northern Flicker 1
  • Pileated Woodpecker 1
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
  • Acadian Flycatcher 2
  • Eastern Phoebe 1
  • Great Crested Flycatcher 1
  • Yellow-throated Vireo 1
  • Red-eyed Vireo 6
  • Great Blue Heron 1
  • Black Vulture 1
  • Turkey Vulture 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk 1
  • Mourning Dove 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
  • Northern Flicker 1
  • Pileated Woodpecker 1
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
  • Acadian Flycatcher 2
  • Eastern Phoebe 1
  • Great Crested Flycatcher 1
  • Yellow-throated Vireo 1
  • Red-eyed Vireo 6

Middle Patuxent Environmemtl Area

  • Wood Duck 3
  • Great Blue Heron 1
  • Belted Kingfisher 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
  • White-eyed Vireo 1
  • Red-eyed Vireo 6
  • Carolina Chickadee 1
  • Tufted Titmouse 1
  • White-breasted Nuthatch 1
  • Carolina Wren 1
  • Veery 1
  • Wood Thrush 1
  • American Robin 2
  • Ovenbird 1
  • Louisiana Waterthrush 1
  • Kentucky Warbler 1
  • Common Yellowthroat 1
  • Northern Parula 1
  • Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
  • Summer Tanager 1 (Found earlier by John Hubbell. Along river between Orange Connector Trail and Red Stop #11. Song heard by some, call heard by others.)
  • Scarlet Tanager 2
  • Northern Cardinal 1

University of Maryland Central Farm

  • Canada Goose 8
  • Mallard 1
  • Great Blue Heron 1
  • Black Vulture 3
  • Turkey Vulture 4
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk 2
  • American Kestrel 1
  • Killdeer 3
  • Spotted Sandpiper 4
  • Least Sandpiper 1
  • Rock Pigeon 2
  • Mourning Dove 1
  • Eastern Phoebe 2
  • Eastern Kingbird 2
  • Red-eyed Vireo 2
  • American Crow 4
  • Horned Lark 2
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
  • Barn Swallow 10
  • Cliff Swallow 1
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
  • Eastern Bluebird 3
  • American Robin 2
  • Northern Mockingbird 2
  • European Starling 6
  • Cedar Waxwing 3
  • Common Yellowthroat 2
  • Yellow-breasted Chat 1
  • Savannah Sparrow 2
  • Grasshopper Sparrow 5
  • Song Sparrow 1
  • Blue Grosbeak 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird 2
  • Eastern Meadowlark 2
  • Brown-headed Cowbird 1

Alpha Ridge Landfill

  • Canada Goose 8
  • Mallard 1
  • Great Blue Heron 1
  • Black Vulture 3
  • Turkey Vulture 4
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk 2
  • American Kestrel 1
  • Killdeer 3
  • Spotted Sandpiper 4
  • Least Sandpiper 1
  • Rock Pigeon 2
  • Mourning Dove 1
  • Eastern Phoebe 2
  • Eastern Kingbird 2
  • Red-eyed Vireo 2
  • American Crow 4
  • Horned Lark 2
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
  • Barn Swallow 10
  • Cliff Swallow 1
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
  • Eastern Bluebird 3
  • American Robin 2
  • Northern Mockingbird 2
  • European Starling 6
  • Cedar Waxwing 3
  • Common Yellowthroat 2
  • Yellow-breasted Chat 1
  • Savannah Sparrow 2
  • Grasshopper Sparrow 5
  • Song Sparrow 1
  • Blue Grosbeak 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird 2
  • Eastern Meadowlark 2
  • Brown-headed Cowbird 1

Patapsco Valley State Park–River Road

  • Black Vulture 1
  • Turkey Vulture 8
  • Bald Eagle 1
  • Chimney Swift 2
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
  • Hairy Woodpecker 1
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
  • Acadian Flycatcher 2
  • Great Crested Flycatcher 1
  • Red-eyed Vireo 4
  • Tree Swallow 1
  • Barn Swallow 10
  • Cliff Swallow 12
  • Carolina Chickadee 1
  • Eastern Bluebird 3
  • Wood Thrush 2
  • American Robin 1
  • Gray Catbird 2
  • Chipping Sparrow 2
  • Scarlet Tanager 1
  • Baltimore Oriole 1

Manor Woods Elementary School

  • Black Vulture 1
  • Turkey Vulture 2
  • Red-tailed Hawk 1
  • Northern Flicker 1
  • Pileated Woodpecker 1
  • Blue Jay 1
  • Chipping Sparrow 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird 2
  • Common Grackle 1

Lake Elkhorn

  • Canada Goose 20
  • Mallard 7
  • Great Blue Heron 1
  • Yellow-crownedNight-Heron 1
  • Turkey Vulture 6
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 1
  • Mourning Doove 1
  • Blue Jay 1
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
  • Tufted Titmouse 4
  • Carolina Wren 3
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
  • American Robin 3
  • Cedar Waxwing 5
  • Common Yellow-throat 2
  • Blackpoll Warbler 1
  • Northern Cardinal 9
  • Indigo Bunting 2
  • Brown-headed Cowbird 1
  • Orchard Oriole 2
  • Amereican Goldfinch 3
  • House Sparrow 3

Fulton Pond

  • Canada Goose 11
  • Green Heron 1
  • Spotted Sandpiper 1
  • Rock Pigeon 2
  • Mourning Dove 8
  • Tree Swallow 1
  • Barn Swallow 1
  • American Robin 12
  • Gray Catbird 1
  • Brown Thrasher 1
  • Cedar Waxwing 6
  • Chipping Sparrow 2
  • Song Sparrow 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird 13
  • Common Grackle 5
  • Orchard Oriole 1
  • House Finch 2
  • House Sparrow 4

Schooley Mill Park

  • Mourning Dove 1
  • Chimney Swift 1
  • Tree Swallow 2
  • Eastern Bluebird 1
  • Cedar Waxwing 9
  • Yellow-breasted Chat 2
  • Chipping Sparrow 3
  • Northern Cardinal 1
  • Indigo Bunting 2
  • Brown-headed Cowbird 2
  • Orchard Oriole 1
  • American Goldfinch 2

Wilde Lake

  • Canada Goose 6
  • Mallard 13
  • Common Loon 1
  • Great Blue Heron 2
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
  • Barn Swallow 5
  • American Robin 6
  • Gray Catbird 5
  • Chipping Sparrow 1
  • Song Sparrow 1
  • Northern Cardinal 3
  • Red-winged Blackbird 2
  • Common Grackle 8