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Birds of Worcester County

Worcester County, Maryland


This folder lists over 296 birds that have been identified in Worcester County and is in accordance with the Sixth American Ornithologist's Union Checklist.

Most birds are migratory, therefore their seasonal occurence is coded as follows:

SEASON
s - Spring       March - May
S - Summer       June - July
F - Fall         August - November
W - Winter       December - February

* - Nesting has occured in the county within the past 5 years.

RELATIVE ABUNDANCE

a - abundant     A species which is very numerous 
c - common       Certain to be seen or heard in suitable habitat
u - uncommon     Present, but not certain to be seen
o - occasional   Seen only a few times during a season
r - rare         Seen at intervals of 2 or more years


LOONS s S F W ___ Red-throated Loon..................u u c ___ Common Loon........................c r c c ___ Pied-billed Grebe *................c u c c ___ Horned Grebe.......................c c c ___ Red-necked Grebe...................r r r
SHEARWATERS - STORM PETRELS s S F W ___ Northern Fulmar.................... r ___ Cory's Shearwater.................. r c ___ Greater Shearwater.................r c ___ Sooty Shearwater...................r ___ Manx Shearwater.................... r ___ Wilson's Storm-Petrel..............r c ___ Leach's Storm-Petrel............... u
GANNET - PELICANS - CORMORANTS s S F W ___ Northern Gannet....................u u c ___ Brown Pelican *....................u c u ___ Great Cormorant....................r r r ___ Double-crested Cormorant...........c u a c
BITTERNS - HERONS - IBISES s S F W ___ American Bittern...................r r r ___ Least Bittern *....................r r r ___ Great Blue Heron...................c u c c ___ Great Egret *......................c a c u ___ Snowy Egret *......................c a a o ___ Little Blue Heron *................c c c o ___ Tricolored Heron *.................u c c ___ Cattle Egret *.....................u c c ___ Green-backed Heron *...............u u u ___ Black-crowned Night Heron *........u c u u ___ Yellow-crowned Night Heron *.......o o o ___ White Ibis......................... r r ___ Glossy Ibis *......................c a c r
SWANS - GEESE - DUCKS s S F W ___ Fulvous Whistling-Duck............. r r ___ Tundra Swan........................c r c c ___ Mute Swan *........................ o o ___ Greater White-fronted Goose........ r r ___ Snow Goose.........................c r a a ___ Brant..............................c c a ___ Canada Goose *.....................a c a c ___ Wood Duck *........................u u u r ___ Green-winged Teal..................c r c c ___ American Black Duck *..............c c c c ___ Mallard *..........................c u c c ___ Northern Pintail...................c c c ___ Blue-winged Teal *.................c u c r ___ Northern Shoveler..................c c c ___ Gadwall *..........................c r c c ___ Eurasian Wigeon.................... r r ___ American Wigeon....................u u u ___ Canvasback.........................r u u ___ Redhead............................ r r ___ Ring-necked Duck...................o u u ___ Greater Scaup......................u u u ___ Lesser Scaup.......................u u u ___ Common Eider....................... r r ___ King Eider......................... r r ___ Harlequin Duck.....................r r r ___ Oldsquaw...........................c u c ___ Black Scoter.......................c c c ___ Surf Scoter........................c c c ___ White-winged Scoter................c c u ___ Common Goldeneye...................u u u ___ Bufflehead.........................c c c ___ Hooded Merganser...................r r u ___ Common Merganser................... o o ___ Red-breasted Merganser.............c r c c ___ Ruddy Duck.........................c c c
VULTURES - HAWKS - FALCONS s S F W ___ Black Vulture......................u u u u ___ Turkey Vulture.....................a a a a ___ Osprey *...........................c c c ___ Bald Eagle *.......................u u u u ___ Northern Harrier *.................c r c c ___ Sharp-shinned Hawk.................u c c ___ Cooper's Hawk *....................r r u r ___ Red-shouldered Hawk *..............u u u u ___ Broad-winged Hawk *................r r r ___ Red-tailed Hawk *..................c u c c ___ Rough-legged Hawk.................. r ___ Golden Eagle....................... r ___ American Kestrel *.................c r c c ___ Merlin.............................o u o ___ Peregrine Falcon *.................u u c u
QUAILS - RAILS - COOTS s S F W ___ Northern Bobwhite *................c c c c ___ Black Rail *.......................r r r ___ Clapper Rail *.....................c c c u ___ King Rail *........................u r u o ___ Virginia Rail *....................u u u u ___ Sora...............................r r r ___ Common Moorhen *...................r r o ___ American Coot......................u r c u
PLOVERS - SANDPIPERS s S F W ___ Black-bellied Plover...............c c c u ___ Lesser Golden-Plover...............r u r ___ Wilson's Plover.................... r r ___ Semipalmated Plover................a a c r ___ Piping Plover *....................u u u ___ Kildeer *..........................c c c c ___ American Oystercatcher *...........c c c c ___ American Avocet.................... u ___ Greater Yellowlegs.................u c c u ___ Lesser Yellowlegs..................u c c o ___ Solitary Sandpiper.................o o o ___ Willet *...........................c a u r ___ Spotted Sandpiper..................c u u r ___ Upland Sandpiper...................r r r ___ Whimbrel...........................c c u r ___ Hudsonian Godwit................... o ___ Marbled Godwit..................... o r ___ Ruddy Turnstone....................a c c c ___ Red Knot...........................c c u r ___ Sanderling.........................a a c u ___ Semipalmated Sanderling............a a c ___ Western Sandpiper..................r c c o ___ Least Sandpiper....................a c c o ___ White-rumped Sandpiper.............c u u ___ Pectoral Sandpiper.................r c c r ___ Purple Sandpiper...................c c c ___ Dunlin.............................a o a a ___ Curlew Sandpiper...................r r r ___ Stilt Sandpiper....................r r ___ Buff-breasted Sandpiper............ r ___ Ruff............................... r ___ Short-billed Dowitcher.............a a c o ___ Long-billed Dowitcher.............. r ___ Common Snipe.......................u r u u ___ American Woodcock *................u u u u ___ Wilson's Phalarope.................r r ___ Red-necked Phalarope...............r r
JAEGERS - GULLS - TERNS - AUKS s S F W ___ Pomarine Jaeger.................... r ___ Parasitic Jaeger................... r ___ South Polar Skua................... r ___ Laughing Gull *....................a a a r ___ Little Gull........................ r ___ Common Black-headed Gull........... r ___ Bonaparte's Gull...................u o c ___ Ring-billed Gull...................a c a a ___ Herring Gull *.....................c c a a ___ Iceland Gull.......................r r ___ Lesser Black-backed Gull...........r r r ___ Glaucous Gull......................r r ___ Great Black-backed Gull *..........c c c c ___ Gull-billed Tern *.................u o o ___ Caspian Tern.......................r c ___ Royal Tern *.......................c c c r ___ Sandwich Tern......................r r ___ Common Tern *......................c c c ___ Forster's Tern *...................c c c r ___ Least Tern *.......................c c ___ Black Tern ........................r r ___ Black Skimmer *....................u c c r ___ Dovekie............................ u ___ Razorbill.......................... r ___ Atlantic Puffin.................... r
DOVES - CUCKOOS - OWLS - SWIFTS - HUMMINGBIRD s S F W ___ Rock Dove *........................c c c c ___ Mourning Dove *....................c c c c ___ Black-billed Cuckoo *..............o r o ___ Yellow-billed Cuckoo *.............c c c ___ Barn Owl *.........................o o o o ___ Eastern Screech Owl *..............c c c c ___ Great Horned Owl *.................c c c c ___ Long-eared Owl..................... r ___ Short-eared Owl.................... o o ___ Northern Saw-whet Owl.............. o ___ Common Nighthawk *.................u r u ___ Whip-poor-will *...................u c ___ Chuck-will's-widow *...............c c ___ Chimney Swift *....................c c c ___ Ruby-throated Hummingbird *........u c u ___ Belted Kingfisher *................u r c u
WOODPECKERS - FLYCATCHERS s S F W ___ Red-headed Woodpecker *............o o o o ___ Red-bellied Woodpecker *...........c c c c ___ Yellow-bellied Sapsucker...........o o u ___ Downy Woodpecker *.................c c c c ___ Hairy Woodpecker *.................c c c c ___ Pileated Woodpecker................u u u u ___ Northern Flicker *.................c c a c ___ Olive-sided Flycatcher.............r r ___ Eastern Wood-Pewee *...............c c c ___ Yellow-bellied Flycatcher.......... u ___ Acadian Flycatcher *...............c c c ___ Willow Flycatcher.................. r ___ Least Flycatcher...................r r ___ Eastern Phoebe *...................u u c o ___ Great Crested Flycatcher *.........c c c ___ Western Kingbird................... r ___ Eastern Kingbird *.................a a c
LARKS - SWALLOWS - JAYS - CROWS s S F W ___ Horned Lark *......................c c c c ___ Purple Martin *....................c u u ___ Tree Swallow *.....................a c a o ___ Northern Rough-winged Swallow *.... o u ___ Bank Swallow.......................r r r ___ Cliff Swallow......................r r ___ Barn Swallow *.....................a a a ___ Blue Jay *.........................c c c c ___ American Crow *....................a a a a ___ Fish Crow *........................c c c c
TITMICE - NUTHATCHES - WRENS s S F W ___ Carolina Chickadee *...............c c c c ___ Tufted Titmouse *..................c c c c ___ Red-breasted Nuthatch..............o o o ___ White-breasted Nuthatch *..........u u u u ___ Brown-headed Nuthatch *............u u u u ___ Brown Creeper *....................u u u u ___ Carolina Wren *....................c c c c ___ House Wren *.......................c c c r ___ Winter Wren........................u c u ___ Sedge Wren......................... r ___ Marsh Wren *.......................u u u o
KINGLETS - THRUSHES - THRASHERS s S F W ___ Golden-crowned Kinglet.............c c c ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet...............c c c ___ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher *............c c c ___ Eastern Bluebird *.................c c c c ___ Veery..............................r u ___ Gray-cheeked Thrush................o u ___ Swainson's Thrush..................o u ___ Hermit Thrush......................u c c ___ Wood Thrush *......................u c u ___ American Robin *...................a a a a ___ Gray Catbird *.....................c c c u ___ Northern Mockingbird *.............c c c c ___ Brown Thrasher *...................c c c u
WAXWINGS - SHRIKES - STARLING s S F W ___ Water Pipit........................o o o ___ Cedar Waxwing *....................u o c u ___ Loggerhead Shrike..................r r r ___ European Starling *................a a a a
VIREOS - WOOD WARBLERS s S F W ___ White-eyed Vireo *.................c c c ___ Solitary Vireo.....................r u ___ Yellow-throated Vireo *............r u ___ Warbling Vireo..................... r ___ Philadelphia Vireo *...............r r ___ Red-eyed Vireo.....................c c c ___ Blue-winged Warbler................u r u ___ Golden-winged Warbler..............r r ___ Tennessee Warbler.................. r ___ Orange-crowned Warbler............. r r ___ Nashville Warbler.................. r ___ Northern Parula *..................c u o ___ Yellow Warbler *...................c c r ___ Chestnut-sided Warbler.............r r ___ Magnolia Warbler...................r c ___ Cape May Warbler...................r u ___ Black-throated Blue Warbler........o c ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler..............a a a ___ Black-throated Green Warbler *.....r r r ___ Blackburnian Warbler...............r u ___ Yellow-throated Warbler *..........c c u ___ Pine Warbler *.....................a a a u ___ Prairie Warbler *..................c c c ___ Palm Warbler.......................o a o ___ Bay-breasted Warbler...............r r ___ Blackpoll Warbler..................u u ___ Cerulean Warbler...................r r ___ Black-and-white Warbler *..........u u c ___ American Redstart..................u c a ___ Prothonotary Warbler...............c a ___ Worm-eating Warbler *..............c c r ___ Swainson's Warbler *...............r r ___ Ovenbird...........................c a c ___ Northern Waterthrush...............r o ___ Louisiana Waterthrush *............u u r ___ Kentucky Warbler *.................u u r ___ Connecticut Warbler................ r ___ Mourning Warbler................... r ___ Common Yellowthroat *..............a a a u ___ Hooded Warbler.....................c c u ___ Wilson's Warbler................... o ___ Canada Warbler.....................r r r ___ Yellow-breasted Chat *.............u c o r
TANAGERS - SPARROWS s S F W ___ Summer Tanager *...................c c r ___ Scarlet Tanager *..................c c u ___ Northern Cardinal..................c c c c ___ Rose-breasted Grosbeak.............u u ___ Blue Grosbeak *....................c c o ___ Indigo Bunting *...................c c u ___ Dickcissel......................... r r ___ Rufous-sided Towhee *..............c c c c ___ American Tree Sparrow.............. r ___ Chipping Sparrow *.................c c c r ___ Clay-colored Sparrow............... r r ___ Field Sparrow *....................c c c c ___ Vesper Sparrow.....................r r r ___ Lark Sparrow....................... r ___ Savannah Sparrow...................c u c c ___ Grasshopper Sparrow................u u r ___ Sharp-tailed Sparrow *.............o u u u ___ Seaside Sparrow *..................c c c o ___ Fox Sparrow........................u u u ___ Song Sparrow *.....................c c c c ___ Lincoln's Sparrow..................r r ___ Swamp Sparrow......................c c c ___ White-throated Sparrow.............c c a ___ White-crowned Sparrow..............r o o ___ Dark-eyed Junco....................u c c ___ Lapland Longspur................... o ___ Snow Bunting.......................o u u
BLACKBIRDS - FINCHES s S F W ___ Bobolink...........................o u ___ Red-winged Blackbird *.............a a a a ___ Eastern Meadowlark *...............c c c c ___ Yellow-headed Blackbird............r r r ___ Rusty Blackbird.................... r o ___ Boat-tailed Grackle *..............c c c c ___ Common Grackle *...................a a a a ___ Brown-headed Cowbird *.............c c c u ___ Orchard Oriole *...................c c o ___ Northern Oriole....................o o o ___ Purple Finch.......................r o r ___ House Finch *......................c c c c ___ Red Crossbill...................... r ___ Pine Siskin........................o o o ___ American Goldfinch *...............c c c c ___ Evening Grosbeak...................r r ___ House Sparrow *....................a a a a

For more information about birdwatching, accomodations, activities and attractions, contact: Worcester County Tourism Office 105 Pearl Street, P.O. Box 208 Snow Hill, MD 21863 (800) 852-0335 or (410) 632-3617 Email: econ@ezy.net http://skipjack.net/le_shore/worcestr
This resource is based on the following source:
Worcester County Tourism Office.  No date.  Birds of Worcester County, 
     Worcestor, Maryland.  Worcester County Tourism Office. Unpaginated.
This resource should be cited as:
Worcester County Tourism Office.  No date.  Birds of Worcester County, 
     Worcestor, Maryland.  Worcester County Tourism Office. Unpaginated.
     Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govworcest.htm  
     (Version 02DEC99)

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