Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Alpha Ridge Landfill

Trip Leader: Ralph Cullison

Date of Trip: Saturday, April 5, 2014

Name: Alpha Ridge Landfill

Details:Joe Hanfman, recorder.

Number on trip: 15

  • Canada Goose 34
  • Wood Duck 6
  • Mallard 9
  • Green-winged Teal (American) 1
  • Ring-necked Duck 21
  • Bufflehead 28
  • Hooded Merganser 3
  • Pied-billed Grebe 1
  • Double-crested Cormorant 8
  • Black Vulture 5
  • Turkey Vulture 4
  • Osprey 2
  • Northern Harrier 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk (Eastern) 1
  • Killdeer 2
  • Wilson's Snipe 48 [Count by 1's. Conservative count. Did not include the last flock of 21.]
  • Ring-billed Gull 1
  • Mourning Dove 3
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
  • Downy Woodpecker 1
  • Hairy Woodpecker 1
  • Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 6
  • American Kestrel 8
  • Merlin 1
  • Eastern Phoebe 3
  • Blue Jay 4
  • American Crow 5
  • Fish Crow 38
  • Horned Lark 3
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow 6
  • Tree Swallow 10
  • Barn Swallow 1
  • Cliff Swallow 1 [Swallow with an orange rump, hooded appearance. Only seen by JH and maybe 1 other.]
  • Carolina Chickadee 1
  • Tufted Titmouse 1
  • White-breasted Nuthatch 1
  • Brown Creeper 1
  • Winter Wren 1
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
  • Eastern Bluebird 4
  • American Robin 30
  • Northern Mockingbird 3
  • European Starling 26
  • Palm Warbler (Yellow) 1
  • Pine Warbler 1
  • Eastern Towhee 1
  • Field Sparrow 5
  • Savannah Sparrow (Eastern) 18
  • Fox Sparrow 1
  • Song Sparrow 22
  • White-crowned Sparrow (Eastern) 1
  • Northern Cardinal 2
  • Red-winged Blackbird 12
  • Eastern Meadowlark 3
  • Rusty Blackbird 2
  • Brown-headed Cowbird 6