Date: 4/28/18 9:35 am
From: Derek C. Richardson <dcr...>
Subject: [MDBirding] MPEA (Howard County)

My first visit to Middle Patuxent Environmental Area (Howard County) this
season. Entered from South Wind Circle as the Wildlife Loop trailhead is
inaccessible due to construction. Just shy of 50 species, including 5
warblers: Ovenbird, Blue-winged, yellowthroat, parula, and Yellow-rumped.
Full list below! Note the trails are a bit muddy near the river, as
usual. Sound clips of Wood Thrush and Blue-winged Warbler are at the
eBird checklist link, for those interested.


Middle Patuxent Environmental Area--South Wind Trail, Howard, Maryland, US
Apr 28, 2018 7:33 AM - 10:46 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.25 mile(s)
Comments: Distance mostly one way (approximate). Started out cool and
misty, no breeze; finished warm, mostly sunny, still no breeze. May have
heard EAPH.
49 species

Canada Goose 4
Wood Duck 1
Mallard 8
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Broad-winged Hawk 4
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1 maybe 2
Mourning Dove 9
Chimney Swift 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 9
Downy Woodpecker 11
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Red-eyed Vireo 1 quiet individual, drab
Blue Jay 22
American Crow 6
Tree Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 12
Tufted Titmouse 14
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
House Wren 7
Carolina Wren 12
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 12
Eastern Bluebird 2
Wood Thrush 10 many individuals singing, particularly near the start
of the count
American Robin 8
Gray Catbird 2
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 3
Ovenbird 7
Blue-winged Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 8
Northern Parula 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 4
Chipping Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 30
Song Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 16 many individuals singing, several seen
Scarlet Tanager 1 heard only (singing)
Northern Cardinal 26 many individuals seen and heard
Brown-headed Cowbird 7
Common Grackle 3
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 9

View this checklist online at

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (

Derek C. Richardson, Laurel, PG County, MD

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