Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Middle Patuxent Environmental Area

Trip Leader: Kurt Schwarz

Date of Trip: Thursday, September 7, 2017

Number of participants: 12

Details: The day was mostly sunny, with puffy cumulus clouds. Temps were in low 60s, rising into low 70s. A breeze kicked up, but was not consistent nor did it affect the birding. After waiting for late arrivals, we set off at 07:35. The top of Clegg Meadow proved productive, with a wide variety of warblers, best being Canada. Vireos were confined to Red-eyed, except for an invisible but signing Yellow-throated. A late Orchard Oriole was a nice surprise. The Clegg loop ended with a pocket close to the parking area, which produced a Tennessee Warbler and a Blue-winged Warbler. Forty-two species were recorded on this leg.

  • Black Vulture 1
  • Turkey Vulture 3
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 1
  • Mourning Dove 3
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
  • Downy Woodpecker 4
  • Hairy Woodpecker 1
  • Northern Flicker 1
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee 12
  • Empidonax sp. 2
  • Great Crested Flycatcher 1
  • flycatcher sp. (Tyrannidae sp.) 6
  • Yellow-throated Vireo 1
  • Red-eyed Vireo 5
  • Blue Jay 26
  • American Crow 4
  • crow sp. 3
  • Tree Swallow 1
  • Carolina Chickadee 6
  • Tufted Titmouse 3
  • White-breasted Nuthatch 3
  • House Wren 2
  • Carolina Wren 5
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
  • Wood Thrush 1
  • American Robin 1
  • Gray Catbird 9
  • Blue-winged Warbler 1
  • Black-and-white Warbler 5
  • Tennessee Warbler 1
  • Common Yellowthroat 5
  • American Redstart 7
  • Northern Parula 1
  • Magnolia Warbler 6
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
  • Canada Warbler 3
  • Chipping Sparrow 1
  • Eastern Towhee 6
  • Scarlet Tanager 3
  • Northern Cardinal 17
  • Indigo Bunting 5
  • Orchard Oriole 1
  • House Finch 2
  • American Goldfinch 5