Caroline County Bird Club had a great bird walk at Adkins Arboretum October 18, 2014

Birds seen were the following:
                                                                                    Photo of Blue-headed Vireo by Rich Downs
Canada Goose 28
Great Egret   2
Coopers Hawk       1
Red Shouldered Hawk 1
TV      6
Black Vulture  2
Flicker  6
Yellow Bellied Sapsucker  2
Downy Woodpecker    2
Red Bellied Woodpecker   2
Pileated Woodpecker      1
White breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Chickadee    6
Tufted Titmouse  3
Carolina Wren    2
Blue Jay  15
American Crow   4
Eastern Phoebe  2
Blue Headed Vireo   2
Mockingbird       1
Robin     1
Eastern Bluebird  7
Yellow - rumped warbler  30
Northern Parula   1
Tennessee warbler     1
Brown headed Cowbird       40
Red winged blackbird     12
Cardinal        4
Eastern towhee   1
Field Sparrow       4
White throated Sparrow     12
Chipping Sparrow      41
House  Finch   4
American Goldfinch       2
Ruby crowned Kinglet     3


Caroline County Bird Club program October 16, 2014 and Bird Walk at Adkins Arboretum October 18, 2014

Please don't miss these two events!

Thursday, October 16 - 7:30 PM, Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market St., Denton -   our program will be about  Cornell’s eBird Peru collaboration with high school students.  Presenter:  Alison Vooris.

We will also give you highlights from our first ever Big Sit! and more information about our Fall Bird Count.

Saturday, October 18  we have a  Bird Walk at Adkins Arboretum. Leader:  Danny Poet.  Meet at parking lot at 8 am. 

Caroline County Bird Club's October 11, 2014 Big Sit! final Count was 51!

Our very first Big Sit! was held October 11, 2014 from 7:30 am - 6:30 pm at the gazebo by the lake at Tuckahoe State Park.  Thanks again to Park Manager John Ohler and his staff for allowing us early and late access to the park and to Dave Reinecke for choosing the location and creating our circle.

Team Information: Caroline Blue Birds

Captain: Debby Bennett  Team:  Steve Westre, Eli Anders, Danny Poet, Dawn Brownlee-Tomasso, Dave Reinecke, Bill Scudder

Location: Tuckahoe State Park, Ridgely, Maryland (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  2. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  3. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  4. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  5. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  6. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  7. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  8. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  9. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  10. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  11. gull sp.
  12. Barred Owl Strix varia
  13. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  14. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  15. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  16. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  17. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  18. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  19. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  20. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  21. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  22. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  23. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  24. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  25. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  26. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  27. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  28. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  29. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  30. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  31. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  32. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  33. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  34. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  35. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  36. Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata
  37. Black-throated Green Warbler Dendroica virens
  38. Pine Warbler Dendroica pinus
  39. Palm Warbler Dendroica palmarum
  40. Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
  41. American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
  42. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  43. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  44. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  45. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  46. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  47. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  48. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  49. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  50. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  51. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis


Caroline County Bird Club holding a Big Sit! on October 11, 2014 at Tuckahoe State Park

Caroline County Bird Club invites everyone to its Big Sit!
DATE:  October 11, 2014
WHERE:  Tuckahoe State Park’s gazebo by the lake.
TIMES:  6:30 am – 8:00 pm

The Big Sit! is an annual bird-a-thon in that the object is to tally as many bird species as can be seen or heard within 24 hours. The difference lies in the area limitation from which you may observe.   It is free and sponsored by Bird Watcher’s Digest.

·      We will have a 17-foot diameter (circle) marked around the gazebo.
·      There will be Caroline County Bird Club members participating with a team leader.
·      This is free and open to the public.  The more the merrier! Bring binoculars and scopes if you have them.  Bring some chairs. Bring food and drinks.  Stay as long as you like!
·      Passers-by are welcome!
·      Observations can only be made from within our pre-determined 17-foot (diameter) circle around the gazebo.
·      If a bird is seen or heard from within the circle but is too distant to identify, the circle can be left to get a closer look/listen to confirm the bird's identity. However, any new bird species seen or heard while confirming the original, can't be counted unless it's seen or heard from an "anchor" who stayed behind in our circle, or is seen by you when you return to your circle.
·      The group leader will make sure sightings are within the designated area (or flew over it).
·      We will keep a list and tally the number of species that we observe.

·      For every species seen, the Caroline County Bird Club will donate a dollar.  We ask for others to pledge as well.
·      Proceeds will go to the Tuckahoe State Park’s Scales and Tales Program.

This event is co-sponsored by Tuckahoe State Park

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