Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Mount Pleasant Earth Day

Trip Leader: Kurt Schwarz

Date of Trip: Saturday April 26, 2014

Location: Mount Pleasant

Details: Joint trip with Howard County Conservancy

Number on trip: 16

  • 2 Canada Goose
  • 1 Double-crested Cormorant
  • 1 Black Vulture
  • 6 Turkey Vulture
  • 2 Red-shouldered Hawk
  • 1 Broad-winged Hawk
  • 1 Red-tailed Hawk
  • 1 Killdeer
  • 4 Mourning Dove\
  • 3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • 1 Downy Woodpecker
  • 2 Northern Flicker
  • 1 Eastern Phoebe
  • 2 Blue Jay
  • 3 American Crow
  • 1 Fish Crow
  • 2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  • 1 Purple Martin
  • 38 Tree Swallow
  • 2 Carolina Chickadee
  • 11 Tufted Titmouse
  • 1 White-breasted Nuthatch
  • 2 House Wren
  • 2 Carolina Wren
  • 12 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  • 9 Eastern Bluebird
  • 1 Hermit Thrush
  • 3 American Robin
  • 4 Northern Mockingbird
  • 6 European Starling
  • 1 Louisiana Waterthrush
  • 6 Common Yellowthroat
  • 1 Northern Parula
  • 1 Prairie Warbler
  • 7 Eastern Towhee
  • 2 Chipping Sparrow
  • 15 Field Sparrow
  • 2 Song Sparrow
  • 2 Swamp Sparrow
  • 16 White-throated Sparrow
  • 14 Northern Cardinal
  • 2 Bobolink
  • 11 Red-winged Blackbird
  • 2 Eastern Meadowlark
  • 1 Common Grackle
  • 7 Brown-headed Cowbird
  • 1 Orchard Oriole
  • 12 American Goldfinch

Remarks: Highlights were signing Meadowlarks and Bobolinks. Around 10 a.m., a brief burst produced all three expected Buteos, first a Broad-winged, then a Red-tailed, and finally two Red-shouldereds.