Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, January 11, 2013

Trip Leader: Ralph Cullison

Date of Trip: Saturday, January 11, 2013

Name: Alpha Ridge Landfill

Details:Joe Hanfman, recorder.

Number on trip: 20

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22 Eastern Meadowlarks. Photo by Mike Kerwin

  • Canada Goose 200
  • Bufflehead 1
  • Black Vulture 1
  • Turkey Vulture 4
  • Northern Harrier 2
  • Cooper's Hawk 1
  • Bald Eagle 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk (Eastern) 1
  • Killdeer 1
  • Wilson's Snipe 4 Flushed. Long bill, white stripes on back, white belly, no upper wing stripe.
  • Ring-billed Gull 1
  • Rock Pigeon 8
  • Mourning Dove 5
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
  • Downy Woodpecker 1
  • Hairy Woodpecker 1
  • Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 8
  • American Kestrel 2
  • Eastern Phoebe 1
  • Blue Jay 6
  • American Crow 10
  • Horned Lark 2
  • Tufted Titmouse 1
  • Winter Wren 1
  • Carolina Wren 3
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
  • Eastern Bluebird 5
  • Northern Mockingbird 4
  • European Starling 24
  • American Pipit 6
  • Eastern Towhee 3
  • American Tree Sparrow 1
  • Field Sparrow 1
  • Savannah Sparrow (Eastern) 65 [ Expected. A close estimate of 55 in one flock.]
  • Fox Sparrow (Red) 3 [ Exact count in one tree]
  • Song Sparrow 55
  • Swamp Sparrow 1
  • White-throated Sparrow 18
  • White-crowned Sparrow (Eastern) 8
  • Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 3
  • Northern Cardinal 4
  • Red-winged Blackbird 1
  • Eastern Meadowlark 25
  • American Goldfinch 1