Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, May 18, 2013 BIG DAY

Trip Leader: Ott, Bonnie

Date of Trip: Saturday, May 18, 2013

Recorder: Joe Hanfman

Nunber on Trip:

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.)

Total Species: 98



Middle Patuxent Environmental Area (44 species)

  • Great Blue Heron 1
  • Green Heron 1
  • Mourning Dove 4
  • Chimney Swift 2
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
  • Downy Woodpecker 1
  • Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
  • Pileated Woodpecker 1
  • Great Crested Flycatcher 2
  • Eastern Kingbird 1
  • White-eyed Vireo 1
  • Yellow-throated Vireo 1
  • Red-eyed Vireo 3
  • Blue Jay 1
  • American Crow 1
  • Tree Swallow 2
  • Barn Swallow 1
  • Carolina Chickadee 5
  • Tufted Titmouse 1
  • House Wren 2
  • Carolina Wren 1
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6
  • Eastern Bluebird 1
  • Swainson's Thrush 1
  • Wood Thrush 2
  • American Robin 1
  • Gray Catbird 4
  • Cedar Waxwing 9
  • Black-and-white Warbler 1
  • Tennessee Warbler 1
  • Kentucky Warbler 1
  • Common Yellowthroat 1
  • American Redstart 2
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
  • Blackpoll Warbler 3
  • Prairie Warbler 2
  • Yellow-breasted Chat 1
  • Eastern Towhee 3
  • Chipping Sparrow 1
  • Scarlet Tanager 2
  • Northern Cardinal 6
  • Indigo Bunting 4
  • American Goldfinch 6

Alpha Ridge Park (12 species)

  • Killdeer 1
  • Mourning Dove 2
  • Eastern Kingbird 1
  • Warbling Vireo 1
  • American Crow 1
  • European Starling 2
  • Cedar Waxwing 2
  • Northern Cardinal 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird 2
  • Common Grackle (Purple) 3
  • Baltimore Oriole 1
  • American Goldfinch 1

Henryton Road (PVSP) (22 species)

  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
  • Acadian Flycatcher 2
  • Red-eyed Vireo 12
  • Horned Lark 3
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
  • Eastern Bluebird 1
  • Veery 1
  • Wood Thrush 6
  • American Robin 2
  • Gray Catbird 2
  • Northern Mockingbird 1
  • European Starling 2
  • Ovenbird 1
  • Louisiana Waterthrush 1
  • Black-and-white Warbler 1
  • Kentucky Warbler 1
  • Common Yellowthroat 1
  • American Redstart 2
  • Northern Parula 2
  • Scarlet Tanager 1
  • Northern Cardinal 2

Alpha Ridge Landfill (44 species)

  • Canada Goose 6
  • Wood Duck 2
  • Great Blue Heron 1
  • Green Heron 2
  • Black Vulture 2
  • Turkey Vulture 16
  • Red-tailed Hawk (Eastern) 2
  • Killdeer 2
  • Spotted Sandpiper 2
  • Solitary Sandpiper 2
  • Rock Pigeon 2
  • Mourning Dove 10
  • Barred Owl 1
  • Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
  • American Kestrel 1
  • Willow Flycatcher 2
  • Eastern Phoebe 4
  • Blue Jay 1
  • American Crow 6
  • Horned Lark 1
  • Barn Swallow 15
  • Wood Thrush 2
  • American Robin 4
  • Gray Catbird 6
  • Northern Mockingbird 2
  • Brown Thrasher 2
  • European Starling 18
  • American Pipit 1
  • Cedar Waxwing 2
  • Blackpoll Warbler 2
  • Eastern Towhee 2
  • Field Sparrow 2
  • Savannah Sparrow (Eastern) 3
  • Grasshopper Sparrow 5
  • Song Sparrow 2
  • Blue Grosbeak 3
  • Indigo Bunting 4
  • Bobolink 10
  • Red-winged Blackbird 24
  • Eastern Meadowlark 12
  • Common Grackle (Purple) 1
  • Brown-headed Cowbird 1
  • Orchard Oriole 1
  • Baltimore Oriole 1

Marriottsville Road (PVSP) (31 species)

  • Black Vulture 1
  • Turkey Vulture 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk (Eastern) 1
  • Mourning Dove 2
  • Barred Owl 2
  • Chimney Swift 3
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
  • Belted Kingfisher 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
  • Downy Woodpecker 1
  • Acadian Flycatcher 1
  • Great Crested Flycatcher 1
  • Yellow-throated Vireo 1
  • Warbling Vireo 1
  • Red-eyed Vireo 4
  • American Crow 1
  • Purple Martin 3
  • Tree Swallow 1
  • Carolina Chickadee 1
  • Tufted Titmouse 2
  • White-breasted Nuthatch 2
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
  • Wood Thrush 2
  • Cedar Waxwing 6
  • Ovenbird 2
  • Louisiana Waterthrush 2
  • American Redstart 3
  • Northern Parula 2
  • Northern Cardinal 3
  • Indigo Bunting 2
  • American Goldfinch 2

University of Maryland Central Farm (28 species)

  • Mallard 10
  • Green Heron 1
  • Turkey Vulture 2
  • Bald Eagle 2
  • Black Rail 1
  • Sora 4
  • Solitary Sandpiper 2
  • Least Sandpiper 1
  • Rock Pigeon 100
  • Mourning Dove 8
  • Chimney Swift 3
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
  • American Crow 2
  • Fish Crow 1
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
  • Tree Swallow 4
  • Barn Swallow 3
  • Marsh Wren 1
  • Eastern Bluebird 1
  • American Robin 4
  • European Starling 24
  • Cedar Waxwing 2
  • Common Yellowthroat 2
  • Grasshopper Sparrow 1
  • Song Sparrow 2
  • Swamp Sparrow 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird 18
  • House Sparrow 2

Wilde Lake (28 species)

  • Canada Goose 48
  • Mallard 24
  • Double-crested Cormorant 2
  • Great Blue Heron 2
  • Spotted Sandpiper 2
  • Eastern Phoebe 1
  • Blue Jay 1
  • Fish Crow 3
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
  • Barn Swallow 3
  • Tufted Titmouse 3
  • House Wren 1
  • Carolina Wren 1
  • American Robin 3
  • Gray Catbird 3
  • European Starling 1
  • Common Yellowthroat 1
  • Blackpoll Warbler 3
  • Chipping Sparrow 1
  • Song Sparrow 2
  • Northern Cardinal 5
  • Red-winged Blackbird 8
  • Common Grackle 17
  • Orchard Oriole 1
  • Baltimore Oriole 1
  • House Finch 2
  • American Goldfinch 3
  • House Sparrow 9

Lake Elkhorn (29 species)

  • Canada Goose 15
  • Mallard 1
  • Great Blue Heron 2
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 1
  • Mourning Dove 1
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
  • Belted Kingfisher 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
  • Great Crested Flycatcher 2
  • Eastern Kingbird 1
  • Warbling Vireo 1
  • Red-eyed Vireo 1
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
  • Barn Swallow 11
  • House Wren 1
  • Carolina Wren 2
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
  • Eastern Bluebird 1
  • Gray Catbird 2
  • Common Yellowthroat 3
  • American Redstart 2
  • Blackpoll Warbler 1
  • Yellow-breasted Chat 1
  • Song Sparrow 1
  • Northern Cardinal 4
  • Orchard Oriole 2
  • Baltimore Oriole 3
  • American Goldfinch 1
  • House Sparrow 2

Fulton Pond (8 species)

  • Killdeer 2
  • Least Sandpiper 1
  • Mourning Dove 3
  • Tree Swallow 6
  • Barn Swallow 8
  • Cliff Swallow 2
  • European Starling 3
  • Red-winged Blackbird 14