Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


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Trip Leader: Bonnie Ott

Recorder: Kevin Heffernan

Details: Sadly we had to divert from the Conservancy (which was going to be our first stop) since the trails were closed to hunting until after noon. We started at Alpha Ridge Park and only spent a short time there. The bulk of the trip was at the Landfill. Some of us went to the conservancy after but it had really died down.

Number on trip: 11

Date of Trip: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Alpha Ridge Park

  • Canada Goose 46
  • Mourning Dove 9
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
  • Pileated Woodpecker 1
  • Blue Jay 43
  • American Crow 4
  • Fish Crow 100
  • crow sp. 2
  • Common Raven 2
  • Carolina Wren 1
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
  • Eastern Bluebird 4
  • American Robin 69
  • Northern Mockingbird 1
  • European Starling 10
  • Chipping Sparrow 5
  • Field Sparrow 1
  • White-crowned Sparrow 2
  • White-throated Sparrow 1
  • Song Sparrow 2
  • Eastern Towhee 1
  • Northern Cardinal 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird 16
  • House Finch 8

Alpha Ridge Landfill

  • Canada Goose 30
  • Great Blue Heron 1
  • Black Vulture 5
  • Turkey Vulture 30
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 2
  • Cooper's Hawk 2
  • Bald Eagle 3
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 2
  • Red-tailed Hawk 2
  • Killdeer 10
  • Wilson's Snipe 2
  • Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 4
  • Mourning Dove 17
  • Chimney Swift 27
  • Belted Kingfisher 2
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
  • Northern Flicker 18
  • American Kestrel 3
  • Eastern Phoebe 2
  • Blue Jay 50
  • American Crow 6
  • Fish Crow 5
  • Horned Lark 5
  • Carolina Chickadee 1
  • Tufted Titmouse 1
  • White-breasted Nuthatch 1
  • Carolina Wren 2
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7
  • Eastern Bluebird 5
  • American Robin 22
  • Gray Catbird 3
  • Northern Mockingbird 3
  • European Starling 26
  • Common Yellowthroat 1

  • Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
  • Blackpoll Warbler 1
  • Palm Warbler (Yellow) 9
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler 8
  • Chipping Sparrow 4
  • Field Sparrow 4
  • White-crowned Sparrow 1
  • White-throated Sparrow 15
  • Savannah Sparrow 50
  • Song Sparrow 37
  • Lincoln's Sparrow 1
  • Swamp Sparrow 8
  • Eastern Towhee 3
  • Northern Cardinal 7
  • Eastern Meadowlark 27
  • House Finch 9
  • American Goldfinch 4

Mount Pleasant

  • Black Vulture 12
  • Turkey Vulture 6
  • Cooper's Hawk 1
  • Mourning Dove 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
  • Downy Woodpecker 1
  • Hairy Woodpecker 1
  • Northern Flicker 1
  • American Kestrel 1
  • Eastern Phoebe 1
  • Blue-headed Vireo 2
  • Red-eyed Vireo 1
  • Blue Jay 2
  • American Crow 5
  • crow sp. 1
  • Common Raven 1
  • Carolina Chickadee 1
  • Tufted Titmouse 1
  • Carolina Wren 1
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet 6
  • Eastern Bluebird 4
  • Gray Catbird 1
  • Northern Mockingbird 3
  • Palm Warbler 2
  • Palm Warbler (Yellow) 2
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
  • Field Sparrow 4
  • White-throated Sparrow 5
  • Song Sparrow 3
  • Eastern Towhee 1
  • Northern Cardinal 2
  • Red-winged Blackbird 1