Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Howard Waterfowl Search

Trip Leader: Kurt Schwarz

Recorder: Howard Patterson

Date of Trip: Saturday, December 3, 2016

Locations: Lake Elkhorn, GE Retention Pond, Wilde Lake, Brighton Dam

Details: The day dawned partly sunny and breezy; temperatures were in the high 30s in low lying areas. By the last stop, temperatures had "warmed" into the 50s, but the breeze did not make any rise in temperature all that evident. We called it a day at 11:00 a.m.

Number: 10


Howard County
  • Canada Goose 117
  • American Black Duck 1
  • Mallard 19
  • Ring-necked Duck 25
  • Hooded Merganser 13
  • Pied-billed Grebe 6
  • Double-crested Cormorant 3
  • Black Vulture 7
  • Turkey Vulture 2
  • Bald Eagle 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk 2
  • Ring-billed Gull 1
  • Mourning Dove 1
  • Belted Kingfisher 2
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
  • Downy Woodpecker 3
  • Hairy Woodpecker 1
  • Northern Flicker 1
  • Blue Jay 1
  • Fish Crow 1
  • Carolina Chickadee 2
  • White-breasted Nuthatch 1
  • Carolina Wren 2
  • Eastern Bluebird 1
  • Eurpean Starling 3
  • Field Sparrow 1
  • White-throated Sparrow 24
  • Song Sparrow 12
  • Swamp Sparrow 1
  • Northern Cardinal 2
  • Red-winged Blackbird 15
  • House Finch 12
  • American Goldfinch 4
  • House Sparrow 8

Montgomery County
  • Lesser Scaup 1
  • Bufflehead 5
  • Hooded Merganser 8
  • Double-crested Cormorant 3
  • Bald Eagle 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk 1
  • Ring-billed Gull 1
  • Fish Crow 1
  • crow species 2
  • Common Raven 1