2017 Hashawha Environmental Center

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Submitted by Tom Miller, Trip Leader

This trip was billed as a search for sparrows. We started the day at 37 degrees with clear sky, and calm wind. 31 species of birds were recorded during our morning walk. These included four species of sparrow (possibly a fifth).

There may have been a Swamp Sparrow that quickly dove into the cattails at the pond, but would never come back up to be verified. By the end of the trip the sun was shining and the temperature reached 49 degrees.

List of bird species: identified

  • Mallard
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Cooper’s Hawk
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Blue Jay
  • American Crow
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Carolina Wren
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • American Robin
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • European Starling
  • Eastern Towhee
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Song Sparrow
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Northern Cardinal
  • House Finch
  • American Goldfinch

Carroll County Chapter of Maryland Ornithological Society

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