Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Sunday, October 13, 2013

Trip Leader: Bonnie Ott
(Compiled by Joe Hanfman & Josh Emm)

Date of Trip: Sunday, October 13, 2013

Name:Sparrow Search

Number on trip: 11

Details: SHORT-EARED OWL and interesting Savannah Sparrow

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Short-eared Owl by Kevin Heffernan, Savannah Sparrow by Joe Hanfman

More Short-eared Owl photos

Mount Pleasant



  • Canada Goose 90
  • Double-crested Cormorant 1
  • Black Vulture 1
  • Turkey Vulture 35
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
  • Bald Eagle 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 2
  • hawk sp. 1
  • Chimney Swift 3
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
  • Downy Woodpecker 1
  • Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 25
  • Pileated Woodpecker 1
  • Eastern Phoebe 3
  • Blue Jay 10
  • American Crow 50
  • Fish Crow 2
  • Carolina Chickadee 3
  • Tufted Titmouse 2
  • Carolina Wren 4
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet 3
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
  • Eastern Bluebird 8
  • American Robin 150
  • Northern Mockingbird 2
  • European Starling 19
  • Common Yellowthroat 1
  • Cape May Warbler 1
  • Palm Warbler (Western) 1
  • Palm Warbler (Yellow) 12
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 10
  • Black-throated Green Warbler 1
  • Eastern Towhee 1
  • Chipping Sparrow 2
  • Field Sparrow 15
  • Savannah Sparrow 21
  • Song Sparrow 25
  • Swamp Sparrow 3
  • White-throated Sparrow 18
  • Northern Cardinal 10
  • Indigo Bunting 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird 25
  • Eastern Meadowlark 2
  • House Finch 3
  • American Goldfinch 15

Alpha Ridge Park

  • Canada Goose 25
  • Turkey Vulture 1
  • Killdeer 1
  • Mourning Dove 2
  • Eastern Phoebe 1
  • Blue Jay 3
  • American Crow 4
  • Fish Crow 1
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
  • Eastern Bluebird 3
  • Northern Mockingbird 1

Alpha Ridge Landfill

  • Canada Goose 216
  • Northern Pintail 1
  • Black Vulture 20
  • Turkey Vulture 40
  • Northern Harrier 1
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 2
  • Cooper's Hawk 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 2
  • Red-tailed Hawk 1
  • Killdeer 10
  • Wilson's Snipe 3
  • Mourning Dove 24
  • Short-eared Owl 1
  • Chimney Swift 25
  • Belted Kingfisher 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
  • Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 20
  • American Kestrel 5
  • Eastern Phoebe 1
  • Blue Jay 15
  • American Crow 20
  • Horned Lark 10
  • Tree Swallow 15
  • House Wren 1
  • Carolina Wren 4
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet 3
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
  • Eastern Bluebird 8
  • American Robin 25
  • Gray Catbird 2
  • Brown Thrasher 1
  • Northern Mockingbird 12
  • European Starling 127
  • Common Yellowthroat 1
  • Palm Warbler (Yellow) 6
  • Eastern Towhee 1
  • Field Sparrow 14
  • Vesper Sparrow 1
  • Savannah Sparrow 65
  • Grasshopper Sparrow 1
  • Song Sparrow 70
  • Lincoln's Sparrow 3
  • Swamp Sparrow 12
  • White-throated Sparrow 2
  • White-crowned Sparrow (Eastern) 6
  • Northern Cardinal 4
  • Blue Grosbeak 2
  • Red-winged Blackbird 2
  • Eastern Meadowlark 19
  • House Finch 3
  • American Goldfinch 30

Fox Chase Ponds & Wetlands

  • Canada Goose 5
  • Turkey Vulture 3
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
  • Cooper's Hawk 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 2
  • Mourning Dove 6
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
  • Downy Woodpecker 1
  • Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 5
  • Pileated Woodpecker 1
  • Merlin 1
  • Eastern Phoebe 2
  • Blue Jay 10
  • American Crow 15
  • Fish Crow 1
  • Carolina Wren 1
  • Eastern Bluebird 1
  • American Robin 5
  • Gray Catbird 2
  • Northern Mockingbird 5
  • Common Yellowthroat 2
  • Palm Warbler (Western) 1
  • Palm Warbler (Yellow) 3
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 4
  • Eastern Towhee 1
  • Field Sparrow 16
  • Savannah Sparrow 12
  • Song Sparrow 45
  • Lincoln's Sparrow 4
  • Swamp Sparrow 30
  • White-throated Sparrow 6
  • White-crowned Sparrow 1
  • Northern Cardinal 1
  • Indigo Bunting 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird 50
  • House Finch 1
  • American Goldfinch 35

Western Regional Park

  • Mallard 2
  • Turkey Vulture 2
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
  • American Crow 80
  • Fish Crow 1
  • Marsh Wren 1
  • Eastern Bluebird 2
  • Northern Mockingbird 3
  • Common Yellowthroat 2
  • Palm Warbler (Yellow) 6
  • Savannah Sparrow 30
  • Song Sparrow 40
  • Lincoln's Sparrow 1
  • Swamp Sparrow 10
  • White-crowned Sparrow (Eastern) 1
  • American Goldfinch 4

Waterford Farm

  • Canada Goose 123
  • Wood Duck 61
  • Mallard 32
  • Blue-winged Teal 2
  • Pied-billed Grebe 1
  • Great Blue Heron 1
  • Green Heron 1
  • Northern Harrier 1
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 2
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 2
  • Red-tailed Hawk 2
  • Wilson's Snipe 1
  • Mourning Dove 175
  • Belted Kingfisher 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
  • Downy Woodpecker 1
  • Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 12
  • Pileated Woodpecker 1
  • Eastern Phoebe 1
  • Blue Jay 15
  • American Crow 20
  • Tufted Titmouse 5
  • House Wren 1
  • Carolina Wren 3
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
  • Eastern Bluebird 5
  • American Robin 10
  • Gray Catbird 1
  • Northern Mockingbird 6
  • Common Yellowthroat 3
  • Blackpoll Warbler 1
  • Palm Warbler (Yellow) 3
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 22
  • Eastern Towhee 1
  • Chipping Sparrow 4
  • Field Sparrow 18
  • Savannah Sparrow 75
  • Grasshopper Sparrow 1
  • Song Sparrow 110
  • Lincoln's Sparrow 3
  • Swamp Sparrow 90
  • White-throated Sparrow 14
  • White-crowned Sparrow (Eastern) 2
  • Northern Cardinal 4
  • Blue Grosbeak 1
  • Indigo Bunting 1
  • Bobolink 4
  • Red-winged Blackbird 36
  • American Goldfinch 10
  • House Sparrow 12