The Carroll County Bird Club Fall Count was held on September 20, 2014. Seventeen observers in ten different parties covered 30.5 miles on foot, 225 miles by car, and 1.5 miles by golf cart to record 4337 individual birds making up 103 species — which is very good for this time of year.
The top twenty species in terms of numbers are listed below. Write-ins included Willow Flycatcher, Acadian Flycatcher, Worm-eating Warbler, and American Bittern. The highlight of the count, however, was when Sharon Schwemmer turned up an American Avocet in the pond behind the Hampstead WalMart. This was only the fourth sighting of this species in Carroll County.
Top Twenty Fall Count Species
Maureen and Dave Harvey hosted the tally rally at their home in Sykesville. Thanks!