Howard County Bird Club

Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Alpha Ridge Landfill

Trip Leaders: Ralph Cullison & Joe Hanfman

Date of Trip: Saturday, April 4, 2015

Name: Alpha Ridge Landfill

Details: John Harris, recorder.

Number on trip: 12

  • Canada Goose 35
  • Wood Duck 2
  • Mallard 9
  • Ring-necked Duck 11
  • Bufflehead 4
  • Double-crested Cormorant 7
  • Black Vulture 4
  • Turkey Vulture 11
  • Osprey 1
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 2
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk 2
  • Killdeer 5
  • Wilson's Snipe 49 [Large flocks seen on ground and in flight at several different cells.]
  • Bonaparte's Gull 55 [Large flock flyover. Exact count.]
  • Ring-billed Gull 23
  • Mourning Dove 5
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
  • Downy Woodpecker 1
  • Northern Flicker 3
  • American Kestrel 4
  • Eastern Phoebe 2
  • Blue Jay 8
  • American Crow 11
  • Fish Crow 1
  • Horned Lark 2
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
  • Tree Swallow 79
  • Barn Swallow 5
  • Carolina Chickadee 2
  • Tufted Titmouse 1
  • Eastern Bluebird 3
  • American Robin 41
  • Brown Thrasher 1
  • Northern Mockingbird 6
  • European Starling 14
  • Eastern Towhee 2
  • Field Sparrow 4
  • Savannah Sparrow (Eastern) 8
  • Song Sparrow 9
  • White-throated Sparrow 4
  • Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 10
  • Northern Cardinal 3
  • Red-winged Blackbird 8
  • Eastern Meadowlark 10
  • Common Grackle (Purple) 2
  • Brown-headed Cowbird 8
  • House Finch 3
  • American Goldfinch 4

Remarks: High winds encountered throughout.