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Patuxent River, Maryland


Welcome to the Naval air Warfare Center-Aircraft Division. NAWC-AD is the world's premier research, development, test and evaluation facility for Naval aircraft systems, and home of the Test Pilot School where future astronauts are trained.

Located in the coastal plain, on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, the Center occupies a broad headland known as Cedar point, at the confluence of the Patuxent River and the Bay. Nine miles of shoreline delineate the point. Three tidal creeks with adjacent marshland and six freshwater ponds provide wetland habitat. Upland habitat types include pine and hardwood forest, brushy fields and grassland.

Resource management coordinated with military operations has resulted in excellent wildlife habitat. Due to aircraft operations and the nature of testing, access for the general public is by special permission. Photography is strictly limited. For further information, please contact Natural Resources Office, 301/863-3670.


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LOONS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Red-throated Loon |-5-|---|-44|4--|---|---|---|---|---|---|-44|---| Common Loon |222|222|222|211|122|2--|---|---|-22|221|112|222|
GREBES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Pied-billed Grebe |333|333|333|333|334|444|444|443|333|333|333|333| Horned Grebe |222|222|211|112|22-|---|---|---|--2|222|112|222| Red-necked Grebe |4-4|4-4|444|4--|---|---|---|---|---|--4|444|444|
GANNETS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Northern Gannet |---|---|---|5--|---|---|---|---|---|---|-5-|---|
PELICANS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Brown Pelican |---|---|---|---|5--|---|---|---|--5|---|---|---|
CORMORANTS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Great Cormorant |333|333|333|333|33-|---|---|---|---|-33|333|333| Double-crested Cormorant |333|333|222|111|122|222|222|222|211|111|233|333|
BITTERNS AND HERONS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| American Bittern |444|444|444|334|444|444|444|444|443|333|444|444| Least Bittern* |---|---|---|-44|444|444|444|444|44-|4-4|---|---| Great Blue Heron |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Great Egret |---|---|-44|333|333|333|222|222|223|334|4--|---| Snowy Egret |---|---|--4|444|444|444|433|333|333|444|---|---| Little Blue Heron |---|---|--4|443|334|444|443|333|344|44-|---|---| Tricolored Heron |---|---|--4|444|444|444|444|444|44-|---|---|---| Cattle Egret |---|---|--3|332|222|222|222|222|222|233|3--|---| Green-backed Heron |---|---|332|222|222|222|222|222|222|233|3--|---| Black-crowned Night-Heron* |444|444|433|333|333|333|333|333|333|334|444|444| Yellow-crowned Night-Heron* |---|---|---|--4|444|---|-44|444|---|---|---|---|
IBISES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Glossy Ibis |---|---|333|333|344|444|444|433|333|33-|---|---|
SWANS, GEESE AND DUCKS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Tundra Swan |222|222|222|233|---|---|---|---|---|--3|322|222| Mute Swan |444|44-|---|---|-5-|---|---|---|---|---|-44|444| Snow Goose |444|444|44-|---|---|---|---|---|---|-44|444|444| Brant |---|444|444|4--|---|---|---|---|---|--4|444|4--| Canada Goose |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Wood Duck |444|442|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|224|444|444| Green-winged Teal |---|---|-33|333|33-|---|---|-33|333|333|333|---| American Black Duck |222|222|223|333|333|333|333|333|333|322|222|222| Mallard |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Northern Pintail |444|443|333|444|444|---|---|---|-44|443|333|344| Blue-winged Teal |444|444|444|433|4--|---|---|-44|433|334|444|444| Northern Shoveler |444|444|444|444|44-|---|---|-44|444|444|444|444| Gadwall |333|333|333|333|---|---|---|---|---|--3|333|333| American Wigeon |444|444|433|344|44-|---|---|---|-44|443|333|344| Canvasback |222|222|111|222|---|---|---|---|---|-22|211|122| Redhead |444|444|444|44-|---|---|---|---|---|444|444|444| Ring-necked Duck |444|433|344|44-|---|---|---|---|---|-43|333|444| Greater Scaup |222|222|221|112|24-|---|---|---|---|422|211|112| Lesser Scaup |222|222|221|112|2--|---|---|---|---|222|211|122| Oldsquaw |111|111|111|11-|---|---|---|---|---|--1|111|111| Black Scoter |333|333|333|33-|---|---|---|---|---|333|333|333| Surf Scoter |333|333|222|233|---|---|---|---|---|322|223|333| White-winged Scoter |333|333|332|223|3--|---|---|---|333|332|222|233| Common Goldeneye |222|222|211|122|---|---|---|---|---|-22|211|122| Bufflehead |222|222|221|122|---|---|---|---|---|--2|111|222| Hooded Merganser |333|333|333|333|3--|---|---|---|---|--2|222|233| Common Merganser |222|222|222|222|2--|---|---|---|--4|444|222|222| Red-breasted Merganser |333|333|332|233|333|---|---|---|---|332|222|333| Ruddy Duck |222|222|222|222|24-|---|---|---|444|222|222|222|
AMERICAN VULTURES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Black Vulture |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Turkey Vulture |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
KITES, EAGLES, AND HAWKS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Osprey |---|---|-33|322|222|222|222|222|222|233|3--|---| Bald Eagle |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Northern Harrier |222|222|222|222|2--|-5-|---|--2|222|222|222|222| Sharp-shinned Hawk |222|222|222|222|224|444|444|444|422|222|222|222| Cooper's Hawk |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Northern Goshawk |---|-5-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-5-|---| Red-shouldered Hawk |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Broad-winged Hawk |---|---|---|--3|333|333|333|333|311|---|---|---| Red-tailed Hawk |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Rough-legged Hawk |444|444|444|---|---|---|---|---|---|-44|444|444|
CARACARAS AND FALCONS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| American Kestrel |222|222|222|222|333|333|333|333|222|222|222|222| Merlin |---|---|444|---|---|---|---|---|-43|344|---|---| Peregrine Falcon |---|---|--4|444|4--|---|---|--4|444|444|---|---|
GROUSE AND PTARMIGANS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Ring-necked Pheasant |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Wild Turkey |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Northern Bobwhite |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|
RAILS, GALLINULES AND COOTS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Clapper Rail |444|444|444|433|333|333|333|333|333|333|444|444| King Rail |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Virginia Rail |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Sora |---|---|---|333|333|334|444|443|333|3--|---|---| Common Moorhen* |---|---|---|---|-5-|---|---|---|5--|---|---|---| American Coot |444|444|444|444|444|---|---|---|444|444|444|444|
PLOVERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Black-bellied Plover |---|---|---|---|-33|---|--3|333|333|3--|---|---| Semipalmated Plover |---|---|---|-33|333|33-|---|333|333|33-|---|---| Piping Plover* |---|---|---|5--|---|---|---|5--|---|---|---|---| Killdeer |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
STILTS AND AVOCETS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Avocet* |---|---|---|---|5--|---|---|---|---|5--|---|---|
SANDPIPERS, PHALAROPES AND ALLIES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Greater Yellowlegs |---|---|333|322|222|333|333|332|222|222|233|---| Lesser Yellowlegs |---|---|--3|322|223|---|--3|332|222|333|33-|---| Solitary Sandpiper |---|---|--4|333|334|---|--4|443|333|4--|---|---| Willet |---|---|---|-33|333|333|333|333|333|---|---|---| Spotted Sandpiper |---|---|---|---|--2|222|---|222|222|2--|---|---| Upland Sandpiper |---|---|---|--4|4--|---|---|--3|333|---|---|---| Whimbrel |---|---|---|---|5--|---|---|5--|---|---|---|---| Ruddy Turnstone |---|---|---|---|444|---|---|--4|444|---|---|---| Red Knot* |444|444|444|444|433|---|---|--3|334|444|444|444| Sanderling |---|---|---|333|3--|---|---|--3|333|3--|---|---| Semipalmated Sandpiper |---|---|---|444|333|344|--4|333|334|44-|---|---| Western Sandpiper |---|---|---|---|444|4--|--3|333|---|---|---|---| Least Sandpiper |---|---|---|--4|444|---|--4|444|444|4--|---|---| Baird's Sandpiper |---|---|---|---|5--|---|---|--4|444|44-|---|---| Pectoral Sandpiper |---|---|---|444|334|---|---|433|333|34-|---|---| Purple Sandpiper* |---|5--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Dunlin* |444|444|444|444|33-|---|---|---|---|-33|333|444| Short-billed Dowitcher |---|---|---|-44|334|4--|-43|333|333|44-|---|---| Long-billed Dowitcher* |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-5-|---|---| Common Snipe |333|333|322|233|---|---|---|---|333|222|222|233| American Woodcock |333|332|233|333|333|333|333|333|333|332|233|333| Wilson's Phalarope* |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-5-|---|---|---| Red-necked Phalarope* |---|---|---|---|444|4--|---|--4|444|44-|---|---|
GULLS AND TERNS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Laughing Gull |---|---|-44|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|224|---| Bonaparte's Gull |444|444|443|334|44-|---|---|---|444|443|333|344| Ring-billed Gull |111|111|111|111|222|222|222|222|111|111|111|111| Herring Gull |111|111|111|111|112|222|222|222|211|111|111|111| Great Black-backed Gull |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Gull-billed Tern* |---|---|---|---|5--|---|---|-5-|---|---|---|---| Caspian Tern |---|---|---|333|333|---|---|333|333|---|---|---| Royal Tern |---|---|---|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|4--|---| Common Tern |---|---|---|--4|444|444|444|444|444|444|44-|---| Forster's Tern |---|---|---|-33|333|333|333|322|222|223|333|---| Least Tern |---|---|---|---|--3|333|333|333|33-|---|---|---| Black Tern* |---|---|---|--4|444|-5-|5-4|444|44-|---|---|---| Black Skimmer |---|---|---|---|-44|4--|---|---|444|444|---|---|
PIGEONS AND DOVES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Rock Dove |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Mourning Dove |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Black-billed Cuckoo* |---|---|---|---|-33|33-|---|-33|333|33-|---|---| Yellow-billed Cuckoo |---|---|---|---|222|222|222|222|22-|---|---|---|
OWLS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Barn Owl |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Eastern Screech-Owl |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Great Horned Owl |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Barred Owl |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Long-eared Owl |444|444|444|4--|---|---|---|---|---|-44|444|444| Short-eared Owl |333|333|333|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-33|333| Northern Saw-whet Owl |444|444|4--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--4|444|
NIGHTJARS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Common Nighthawk |---|---|---|---|333|333|333|322|23-|---|---|---| Chuck-will's-widow |---|---|---|---|222|222|222|222|---|---|---|---| Whip-poor-will |---|---|---|--3|333|333|333|333|3--|---|---|---|
SWIFTS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Chimney Swift |---|---|---|442|222|222|222|222|222|4--|---|---|
HUMMINGBIRDS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Ruby-throated Hummingbird |---|---|---|---|222|222|222|223|33-|---|---|---|
KINGFISHER |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Belted Kingfisher |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
WOODPECKERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Red-headed Woodpecker |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Red-bellied Woodpecker |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Yellow-bellied Sapsucker |333|333|333|333|33-|---|---|---|--3|333|333|333| Downy Woodpecker |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Hairy Woodpecker |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Northern Flicker |222|222|221|112|222|222|222|222|211|122|222|222| Pileated Woodpecker |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|
TYRANT FLYCATCHERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Olive-sided Flycatcher* |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|5--|---|---|---| Eastern Wood-Pewee |---|---|---|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|---|---| Yellow-bellied Flycatcher* |---|---|---|---|-44|44-|---|--4|444|---|---|---| Acadian Flycatcher |---|---|---|---|-5-|---|---|---|5--|---|---|---| Alder Flycatcher* |---|---|---|---|-5-|---|---|---|5--|---|---|---| Willow Flycatcher |---|---|---|---|444|444|444|444|444|4--|---|---| Least Flycatcher* |---|---|---|---|444|---|---|---|444|---|---|---| Eastern Phoebe |---|---|-21|111|222|222|222|222|221|111|222|2--| Great Crested Flycatcher |---|---|---|--4|422|222|222|222|24-|---|---|---| Eastern Kingbird |---|---|---|--2|211|222|222|211|22-|---|---|---|
LARKS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Horned Lark |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|
SWALLOWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Purple Martin |---|---|---|422|222|222|222|224|44-|---|---|---| Tree Swallow |---|---|--3|211|112|222|222|211|111|14-|---|---| No. Rough-winged Swallow |---|---|---|--3|333|333|333|334|444|4--|---|---| Bank Swallow |---|---|---|443|333|333|333|333|44-|---|---|---| Cliff Swallow* |---|---|---|--4|444|---|---|444|4--|---|---|---| Barn Swallow |---|---|---|221|111|111|111|111|222|---|---|---|
JAYS AND CROWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Blue Jay |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| American Crow |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| Fish Crow |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
TITMICE |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Carolina Chickadee |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Tufted Titmouse |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
NUTHATCHES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Red-breasted Nuthatch |333|333|333|344|4--|---|---|--4|443|333|333|333| White-breasted Nuthatch |333|333|333|3--|---|---|---|---|-33|333|333|333| Brown-headed Nuthatch |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|
CREEPERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Brown Creeper |333|333|333|33-|---|---|---|--3|333|333|333|333|
WRENS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Carolina Wren |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| House Wren |---|---|---|-43|333|333|333|333|334|4--|---|---| Winter Wren |333|333|333|33-|---|---|---|---|---|333|333|333| Sedge Wren* |---|---|---|---|-44|44-|---|-44|44-|---|---|---| Marsh Wren |444|444|444|422|222|222|222|222|222|222|444|444|
GNATCATCHERS AND KINGLETS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Golden-crowned Kinglet |222|222|222|22-|---|---|---|---|---|--2|222|222| Ruby-crowned Kinglet |333|333|332|223|3--|---|---|---|--3|222|233|333| Blue-gray Gnatcatcher |---|---|---|422|222|222|222|222|444|4--|---|---|
THRUSHES, SOLITAIRES AND BLUEBIRDS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Eastern Bluebird |222|222|211|222|222|222|222|222|222|211|122|222| Veery |---|---|---|--3|223|333|333|333|223|33-|---|---| Gray-cheeked Thrush* |---|---|---|---|-33|---|---|---|-33|33-|---|---| Swainson's Thrush |---|---|---|--3|333|---|---|--3|333|33-|---|---| Hermit Thrush |444|444|444|444|334|---|---|---|444|333|444|444| Wood Thrush |---|---|---|-32|222|222|222|222|223|3--|---|---| American Robin |222|221|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|112|222|
MIMIC THRUSHES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Gray Catbird |444|444|444|422|222|222|222|222|222|244|444|444| Northern Mockingbird |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Brown Thrasher |444|444|444|422|222|222|222|222|222|244|444|444|
PIPITS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| American Pipit |444|444|433|333|444|---|---|---|--4|333|344|444|
WAXWINGS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Cedar Waxwing |222|222|222|222|222|444|444|422|222|222|222|222|
SHRIKES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Loggerhead Shrike* |---|---|-5-|---|---|---|---|---|---|-5-|---|---|
STARLINGS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| European Starling |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
VIREOS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| White-eyed Vireo |---|---|---|-22|222|222|222|222|222|---|---|---| Solitary Vireo |---|---|---|333|333|---|---|---|333|333|3--|---| Yellow-throated Vireo |---|---|---|--3|333|333|333|333|33-|---|---|---| Warbling Vireo |---|---|---|--3|333|333|333|333|33-|---|---|---| Philadelphia Vireo* |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-5-|---|---|---| Red-eyed Vireo |---|---|---|--4|411|111|111|111|114|44-|---|---|
WARBLERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Blue-winged Warbler* |---|---|---|--3|3--|---|---|-33|---|---|---|---| Golden-winged Warbler* |---|---|---|---|444|---|---|-44|4--|---|---|---| Orange-crowned Warbler* |-5-|---|--4|444|---|---|---|---|---|444|---|5--| Nashville Warbler* |---|---|---|---|44-|---|---|---|444|---|---|---| Northern Parula |---|---|---|-22|222|222|222|222|222|22-|---|---| Yellow Warbler |---|---|---|333|223|333|333|333|33-|---|---|---| Chestnut-sided Warbler |---|---|---|---|333|---|---|--3|33-|---|---|---| Magnolia Warbler |---|---|---|---|333|---|---|--3|33-|---|---|---| Cape May Warbler |---|---|---|---|333|---|---|---|333|---|---|---| Black-throated Blue Warbler |---|---|---|---|334|---|---|---|333|3--|---|---| Yellow-rumped Warbler |222|222|222|211|122|---|---|---|222|211|112|222| Black-throated Green Warbler |---|---|---|---|33-|---|---|--3|333|33-|---|---| Blackburnian Warbler* |---|---|---|---|444|---|---|--4|444|---|---|---| Yellow-throated Warbler |---|---|--3|333|333|333|333|333|333|---|---|---| Pine Warbler |444|444|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|224|444|444| Prairie Warbler |---|---|---|--2|222|222|222|222|444|4--|---|---| Palm Warbler |---|---|---|33-|---|---|---|---|-33|3--|---|---| Bay-breasted Warbler* |---|---|---|---|-33|---|---|---|-33|3--|---|---| Blackpoll Warbler |---|---|---|---|322|3--|---|-33|223|3--|---|---| Cerulean Warbler |---|---|---|---|-44|---|---|-44|---|---|---|---| Black-and-White Warbler |---|---|---|-32|233|---|---|-33|443|---|---|---| American Redstart |---|---|---|-33|222|333|333|332|222|333|---|---| Prothonotary Warbler |---|---|---|-43|333|333|333|333|34-|---|---|---| Worm-eating Warbler* |---|---|---|-43|333|333|333|333|334|---|---|---| Ovenbird |---|---|---|--2|222|222|222|222|33-|---|---|---| Northern Waterthrush |---|---|---|---|33-|---|---|--3|333|3--|---|---| Louisiana Waterthrush |---|---|---|-33|333|333|333|333|33-|---|---|---| Kentucky Warbler |---|---|---|--4|443|333|333|333|344|---|---|---| Connecticut Warbler* |---|---|---|---|444|---|---|---|-44|44-|---|---| Mourning Warbler* |---|---|---|---|--5|---|---|---|5--|---|---|---| Common Yellowthroat |444|444|444|442|222|222|222|222|222|224|444|444| Hooded Warbler |---|---|---|444|333|333|333|333|344|4--|---|---| Wilson's Warbler |---|---|---|---|-44|---|---|---|44-|---|---|---| Canada Warbler |---|---|---|---|33-|---|---|--3|33-|---|---|---| Yellow-breasted Chat |---|---|---|--4|422|222|222|222|444|44-|---|---|
TANAGERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Summer Tanager |---|---|---|--3|333|333|333|333|33-|---|---|---| Scarlet Tanager |---|---|---|---|222|222|222|222|222|---|---|---|
GROSBEAKS, BUNTINGS, AND SPARROWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Northern Cardinal |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Rose-breasted Grosbeak |---|---|---|---|33-|---|---|---|333|33-|---|---| Blue Grosbeak |---|---|---|--4|433|333|333|333|344|4--|---|---| Indigo Bunting |---|---|---|442|222|222|222|222|224|444|---|---| Dickcissel* |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|5--|---| Rufous-sided Towhee |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| American Tree Sparrow* |333|333|444|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|433|333| Chipping Sparrow |333|333|333|332|222|222|222|222|222|223|333|333| Field Sparrow |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Vesper Sparrow |---|---|-33|333|---|---|---|---|-33|333|---|---| Lark Sparrow* |---|---|---|---|-5-|---|---|---|-5-|---|---|---| Savannah Sparrow |333|333|322|223|---|---|---|---|--3|322|333|333| Grasshopper Sparrow |---|---|---|-33|222|222|222|222|222|33-|---|---| Henslow's Sparrow* |---|---|---|---|5--|---|---|---|--5|---|---|---| Sharp-tailed Sparrow* |---|---|---|---|444|---|---|--4|444|---|---|---| Seaside Sparrow* |---|---|---|-44|444|444|444|444|444|4--|---|---| Fox Sparrow |333|333|222|33-|---|---|---|---|---|--3|222|333| Song Sparrow |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Lincoln's Sparrow* |---|---|---|---|-5-|---|---|---|---|5--|---|---| Swamp Sparrow |222|222|222|222|222|---|---|---|---|-22|222|222| White-throated Sparrow |111|111|111|111|1--|---|---|---|---|-11|111|111| White-crowned Sparrow |222|222|222|222|244|---|---|---|--4|422|222|222| Dark-eyed Junco |111|111|112|2--|---|---|---|---|--2|211|111|111| Snow Bunting |444|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|444|444|
BLACKBIRDS AND ORIOLES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Bobolink |---|---|---|---|33-|---|---|--3|333|---|---|---| Red-winged Blackbird |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| Eastern Meadowlark |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Rusty Blackbird |444|444|444|444|44-|---|---|---|--4|444|444|444| Boat-tailed Grackle |---|---|---|---|-44|444|444|444|444|---|---|---| Common Grackle |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| Brown-headed Cowbird |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Orchard Oriole |---|---|---|---|322|222|233|333|3--|---|---|---| Northern Oriole |---|---|---|333|322|333|333|322|223|33-|---|---|
FINCHES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Purple Finch |333|333|332|222|33-|---|---|---|---|333|333|333| House Finch |111|111|111|222|222|222|222|222|222|111|111|111| Red Crossbill* |444|444|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-44|444|444| Common Redpoll* |-5-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|5--| Pine Siskin* |333|333|333|333|333|---|---|---|---|---|333|333| American Goldfinch |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Evening Grosbeak* |444|444|444|444|444|4--|---|---|---|-44|444|444|
OLD WORLD SPARROWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| House Sparrow |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|
Rarities The following birds have been seen here only once:
NAVY NATURAL RESOURCES AND LAND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

The Navy and Marine Corps manage more than four million acres worldwide. Much of this land is located in sensitive wetlands along valuable coastlines, some of the most ecologically significant areas in the world. The location of our real estate holdings makes it imperative that we plan and execute our various military missions in harmony with our environment. It is a Department of the Navy goal to promote an environmental protection ethic within the Navy workforce.

The Department of the Navy supports numerous partnerships with other Federal, State, local, and private resource groups to promote such programs as the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation, Wetlands Protection and Enhancement, and Watchable Wildlife.

Jacqueline E. Shafer, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and the Environment, has noted, "It will be difficult for the Navy to succeed in its mission unless it has earned the confidence of its neighbors. To keep this confidence, the Navy must emphasize natural resources stewardship in every aspect of its land use." It does. Come see for yourself and discover our resources.


The U.S. Navy and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation are cooperating on an international program to promote conservation of neotropical migratory birds. For information, call U.S. Navy at (703) 602-2692 or NFWF at (202) 857-0166.
This resource is based on the following source:
The U.S. Navy and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.  No date.  
     Checklist of Birds, Naval Air Warfare Center, Patuxent River, Maryland.  
     The U.S. Navy and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.  Unpaginated.
This resource should be cited as:
The U.S. Navy and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.  No date.  
     Checklist of Birds, Naval Air Warfare Center, Patuxent River, Maryland.  
     The U.S. Navy and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.  Unpaginated.
     Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.  
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govpatuxriv.htm 
     (Version 23FEB2001)

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