Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Alpha Ridge Landfill

Trip Leader: Ralph Cullison & Joe Hanfman

Date of Trip: Saturday, April 9, 2016

Name: Alpha Ridge Landfill

Details: John Harris, recorder.

Number on trip: 12

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Photo by John Harris

  • Canada Goose 9
  • Wood Duck 4
  • Mallard 2
  • Hooded Merganser 1
  • Great Blue Heron 3
  • Black Vulture 2
  • Turkey Vulture 6
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk (borealis) 2
  • Killdeer 5
  • Wilson's Snipe 63 (Conservative estimate recorded on over 3.5 miles of walking at multiple sites)
  • Herring Gull (American) 2
  • Mourning Dove 14
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
  • Hairy Woodpecker 1
  • Northern Flicker 4
  • Pileated Woodpecker 1
  • American Kestrel 5
  • Eastern Phoebe 2
  • Blue Jay 4
  • American Crow 4
  • Fish Crow 1
  • Horned Lark 2
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow 18
  • Tree Swallow 43
  • Barn Swallow 1
  • Carolina Chickadee 1
  • Tufted Titmouse 4
  • Carolina Wren 1
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
  • Eastern Bluebird 1
  • American Robin 36
  • Brown Thrasher 7
  • Northern Mockingbird 8
  • European Starling 11
  • Palm Warbler (Yellow) 2
  • Pine Warbler 1
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 4
  • Field Sparrow 11
  • Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 18
  • White-throated Sparrow 5
  • Savannah Sparrow (Savannah) 9
  • Song Sparrow 2
  • Eastern Towhee 4
  • Northern Cardinal 16
  • Red-winged Blackbird 14
  • Eastern Meadowlark 14
  • Brown-headed Cowbird 2
  • American Goldfinch 15