Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, March 9, 2013

Trip Leader: Schwarz, Kurt

Date of Trip: Saturday, March 9, 2013

Location: Columbia Lakes: Elkhorn, Kittamaqundi, Wilde, Centennial. And Brighton Dam

Details: Half day, 08:00-12:30. Clear weather, some light clouds. Low at 33 climbing to 58 degrees by noon. Light breeze early on led to most bundling up, but the breeze eventually abated. Lovely weather.

Number on trip: 8

20130309-A (57K) 20130309-B (40K)

Photo of birders by Clayton Koonce. Photo of Bufflehead by Kurt Schwarz.

  • Canada_Goose: 259
  • Mallard: 10
  • Ring-necked_Duck: 11
  • Lesser_Scaup: 8
  • Bufflehead: 2
  • Hooded_Merganser: 19
  • Common_Merganser: 79
  • Pied-billed_Grebe: 6
  • Great_Blue_Heron: 2
  • Black_Vulture: 2
  • Turkey_Vulture: 4
  • Bald_Eagle: 4
  • Red-shouldered_Hawk: 1
  • Red-tailed_Hawk: 4
  • Killdeer: 3
  • Ring-billed_Gull: 103
  • Rock_Pigeon: 5
  • Mourning_Dove: 2
  • Belted_Kingfisher: 2
  • Red-bellied_Woodpecker: 2
  • Yellow-bellied_Sapsucker: 1
  • Downy_Woodpecker: 2
  • Pileated_Woodpecker: 1
  • Blue_Jay: 1
  • American_Crow: 4
  • Fish_Crow: 4
  • Carolina_Chickadee: 3
  • Tufted_Titmouse: 6
  • White-breasted_Nuthatch: 1
  • Carolins Wren: 3
  • Golden-crowned_Kinglet: 1
  • American_Robin: 1
  • European_Starling: 4
  • Song_Sparrow: 7
  • Northern_Cardinal: 7
  • Red-winged_Blackbird: 30
  • Common_Grackle: 13
  • Brown-headed_Cowbird: 1
  • Blackbird species: 20
  • American_Goldfinch: 1
  • House_Sparrow: 29