2014 May Count

The Carroll County Bird Club May Count was held on May 10, 2014. Fourteen observers in nine different parties covered 31.5 miles on foot, 301 miles by car, and 4 miles by golf cart to record 5905 individual birds making up 126 species, one short of our May Count high of 127 in 2004.


2014 May Count snake.jpg
You never know what might
turn up on the May Count!


The top twenty species in terms of numbers are listed below. Write-ins included Tennessee Warbler, Lincoln Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Common Merganser, and Horned Grebe.

Gray Catbird                                              465
European Starling                                    402
Red-winged Blackbird                             353
Canada Goose                                            263
American Crow                                         260
(tied with Northern Cardinal)
American Robin                                        208
Common Grackle                                      151
American Goldfinch                                 145
Chipping Sparrow                                     144
Mourning Dove                                         138
Blue Jay                                                      131
Barn Swallow                                            121
Tufted Titmouse                                       117
House Sparrow                                         113
Carolina Chickadee                                  111
Red-eyed Vireo                                         106
Common Yellowthroat                            100
Wood Thrush                                             96
Song Sparrow                                             95
Chimney Swift                                            94

Special thanks to Susan Bollinger, who hosted the Tally Rally at her place in northern Carroll County. Relaxed dining in the gazebo almost caused us to forget counting altogether.

The next count will be the Fall Count. This will take place on September 20th. Please save the date. I will be in touch with everyone before then.

Carroll County Chapter of Maryland Ornithological Society

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