2014 Fall Count Results

The Carroll County Bird Club Fall Count was held on September 20, 2014. Seventeen observers in ten different parties covered 30.5 miles on foot, 225 miles by car, and 1.5 miles by golf cart to record 4337 individual birds making up 103 species — which is very good for this time of year.

The top twenty species in terms of numbers are listed below. Write-ins included Willow Flycatcher, Acadian Flycatcher, Worm-eating Warbler, and American Bittern. The highlight of the count, however, was when Sharon Schwemmer turned up an American Avocet in the pond behind the Hampstead WalMart. This was only the fourth sighting of this species in Carroll County.

Top Twenty Fall Count Species

European Starling 581
Canada Goose 477
American Crow 267
Mourning Dove 238
Blue Jay 237
Rock Pigeon 223
Common Grackle 200
Gray Catbird 192
Carolina Chickadee 155
Northern Cardinal 127
American Goldfinch 122
Turkey Vulture 113
House Sparrow 107
Tufted Titmouse 104
Mallard 102
Eastern Bluebird 99
American Robin 74
Carolina Wren 73
Red-bellied Woodpecker 66
Downy Woodpecker 50

Maureen and Dave Harvey hosted the tally rally at their home in Sykesville.  Thanks!

Carroll County Chapter of Maryland Ornithological Society

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