2015 May Count


The Carroll County Bird Club May Count was held on Saturday, May 9, 2015. What began as a cool morning with drizzle improved enough to allow sixteen observers in nine different parties to cover 29 miles on foot and 234 miles by car to record 5,488 individual birds making up 107 species. This number of species was quite a bit lower than the 127 we racked up last year.

However, some good birds were seen and heard. The top twenty species in terms of numbers are listed below. Write-ins included Purple Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, and a Cerulean Warbler that was heard by Tammy at Hashawha.

European Starling 406
Canada Goose 353
Gray Catbird 313
Red-winged Blackbird 276
American Crow 265
Northern Cardinal 233
American Robin 208
Barn Swallow 200
American Goldfinch 160
House Sparrow 159
Common Grackle 150
Mourning Dove 138
Blue Jay 122
Chipping Sparrow 117
Tufted Titmouse 108
Common Yellowthroat 100
Carolina Chickadee 96
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 89
Song Sparrow 88
Red-eyed Vireo 85

Carroll County Chapter of Maryland Ornithological Society

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