Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, May 18, 2012 LITTLE BIG DAY

Trip Leaders: Karen Darcy & Kevin Heffernan

Date of Trip: Saturday, May 18, 2012

Recorders: Kevin Heffernan

Number on Trip: 11

Disclaimer: They call it LITTLE BIG DAY, but it really is another group looking for an excuse to spend a Saturday going to a lot of places to look for birds! The rules are a little more relaxed since you can drop in and drop out at various times and places. But it is still another of those organized Howard County birding outings.

Total Species: 94

Middle Patuxent Environmental Area - 6:15 am - 10:20 am (56 species)
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Double-crested Cormorant 1
  • Black Vulture 1
  • Turkey Vulture 1
  • Mourning Dove 3
  • Chimney Swift 1
  • Belted Kingfisher 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
  • Downy Woodpecker 1
  • Northern Flicker 4
  • Pileated Woodpecker 1
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
  • Acadian Flycatcher 5
  • Great Crested Flycatcher 6
  • White-eyed Vireo 4
  • Yellow-throated Vireo 1
  • Red-eyed Vireo 5
  • Blue Jay 5
  • American Crow 4
  • Tree Swallow 5
  • Carolina Chickadee 12
  • Tufted Titmouse 4
  • House Wren 3
  • Carolina Wren 7
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
  • Veery 1
  • Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
  • Swainson's Thrush 4
  • Wood Thrush 11
  • American Robin 7
  • Gray Catbird 3
  • Cedar Waxwing 28
  • Ovenbird 1
  • Louisiana Waterthrush 3
  • Northern Waterthrush 1
  • Tennessee Warbler 1
  • Kentucky Warbler 1
  • Common Yellowthroat 5
  • American Redstart 8
  • Northern Parula 5
  • Magnolia Warbler 2
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
  • Blackpoll Warbler 4
  • Black-throated Blue Warbl 1
  • Black-throated Green War 1
  • Yellow-breasted Chat 1
  • Eastern Towhee 8
  • Chipping Sparrow 2
  • White-throated Sparrow 2
  • Scarlet Tanager 5
  • Northern Cardinal 7
  • Indigo Bunting 11
  • Common Grackle 2
  • Brown-headed Cowbird 4
  • House Finch 1
  • American Goldfinch 4
Mount Pleasant 10:50 am - 12:00 pm (30 species)
  • Great Blue Heron 1
  • Bald Eagle 2
  • Mourning Dove 2
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
  • Hairy Woodpecker 1
  • Willow Flycatcher 1
  • Eastern Kingbird 4
  • Warbling Vireo 1
  • Tree Swallow 6
  • Barn Swallow 2
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
  • Eastern Bluebird 3
  • American Robin 2
  • Gray Catbird 1
  • Northern Mockingbird 2
  • European Starling 2
  • Cedar Waxwing 22
  • Common Yellowthroat 2
  • Yellow Warbler 2
  • Prairie Warbler 1
  • Chipping Sparrow 2
  • Field Sparrow 2
  • Grasshopper Sparrow 2
  • Song Sparrow 1
  • Northern Cardinal 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird 2
  • Brown-headed Cowbird 1
  • Orchard Oriole 2
  • House Finch 1
  • American Goldfinch 1
Waverly Pond - 12:03 pm - 12:09 pm (7 species)
  • Canada Goose 3
  • Mallard 2
  • Spotted Sandpiper 1
  • Barn Swallow 4
  • American Robin 4
  • Gray Catbird 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird 3
Private Residence - 12:15 pm - 12:18 pm (5 species)
  • Purple Martin 1
  • Barn Swallow 1
  • Eastern Bluebird 2
  • Chipping Sparrow 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird 1
Marriottsville Road (PVSP) - 12:26 pm - 1:30 pm (24 species)
  • Turkey Vulture 1
  • Barred Owl 2
  • Chimney Swift 1
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbi 1
  • Belted Kingfisher 1
  • Acadian Flycatcher 2
  • Great Crested Flycatcher 1
  • Yellow-throated Vireo 1
  • Red-eyed Vireo 2
  • Blue Jay 3
  • Northern Rough-winged S 15
  • Carolina Chickadee 1
  • White-breasted Nuthatch 1
  • Carolina Wren 1
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
  • Wood Thrush 1
  • Cedar Waxwing 6
  • Louisiana Waterthrush 3
  • Northern Waterthrush 1
  • Northern Parula 3
  • Chipping Sparrow 2
  • Scarlet Tanager 1
  • Northern Cardinal 2
  • Baltimore Oriole 1
UMDCF - 1:50 pm - 4:00 pm (25 species)
  • Canada Goose 10
  • Great Blue Heron 1
  • Bald Eagle 4
  • Sora 2
  • Rock Pigeon 40
  • Mourning Dove 1
  • Chimney Swift 3
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
  • Eastern Kingbird 1
  • Warbling Vireo 2
  • American Crow 2
  • Fish Crow 1
  • Tree Swallow 12
  • Barn Swallow 8
  • Gray Catbird 3
  • European Starling 15
  • Cedar Waxwing 30
  • Common Yellowthroat 5
  • Yellow Warbler 5
  • Song Sparrow 4
  • Bobolink 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird 40
  • Baltimore Oriole 1
  • American Goldfinch 3
  • House Sparrow 3
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory - 4:20 pm - 4:35 pm (8 species)
  • Canada Goose 2
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 1
  • Killdeer 5
  • Great Crested Flycatcher 1
  • Horned Lark 2
  • Northern Mockingbird 1
  • European Starling 2
  • Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Fulton Pond, Fulton School ponds - 4:41 pm - 4:55 pm (11 species)
  • Green Heron 2
  • Turkey Vulture 2
  • Killdeer 1
  • Mourning Dove 1
  • Tree Swallow 1
  • Cliff Swallow 1
  • Barn Swallow 5
  • American Robin 3
  • Yellow Warbler 2
  • Red-winged Blackbird 7
  • Common Grackle 2
Centennial Park - 5:15 pm - 5:55 pm. (21 species)
  • Canada Goose 3
  • Mallard 6
  • Great Egret 2
  • Black-crowned Night-Hero 1
  • American Coot 1
  • Mourning Dove 2
  • Downy Woodpecker 1
  • Fish Crow 1
  • Barn Swallow 5
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
  • American Robin 2
  • Gray Catbird 3
  • Yellow Warbler 2
  • Eastern Towhee 1
  • Song Sparrow 1
  • Northern Cardinal 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird 3
  • Common Grackle 4
  • Baltimore Oriole 4
  • House Finch 1
  • American Goldfinch 1