Here's a short birdlist on UMBC campus.

All names are taken from Roger Tory Peterson's "Field Guide to Birds of Eastern America"


Click on a bird's name to see its brief description - scientific name, Page and Map numbers in Peterson, and spots of sightings.


  1. Common Loon
  2. Great Blue Heron
  3. Green Heron
  4. Great Egret Sep 23, 1997.
  5. Black-crowned Night Heron
  6. Canada Goose
  7. Mallard
  8. American Black Duck Sep. 27, 1997.
  9. Wood Duck
  10. Ring-necked Duck Apr 29, 1998.
  11. Turkey Vulture
  12. Sharp-shinned Hawk
  13. Red-tailed Hawk
  14. Red-shouldered Hawk
  15. American Kestrel
  16. Common Bobwhite
  17. Ring-necked Pheasant
  18. Sora May 12, 1998.
  19. Killdeer
  20. Solitary Sandpiper
  21. Spotted Sandpiper
  22. Common Snipe
  23. Herring Gull Mar 11, 1998
  24. Ring-billed Gull
  25. Rock Dove
  26. Mourning Dove
  27. Common Nighthawk
  28. Chimney Swift
  29. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  30. Belted Kingfisher
  31. Common Flicker
  32. Pileated Woodpecker May 29, 1998
  33. Red-bellied Woodpecker
  34. Red-headed Woodpecker (?)
  35. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Dec 18, 1997.
  36. Hairy Woodpecker
  37. Downy Woodpecker
  38. Eastern Kingbird
  39. Great Crested Flycatcher
  40. Acadian Flycatcher
  41. Eastern Phoebe
  42. Eastern Pewee
  43. Tree Swallow
  44. Barn Swallow
  45. Purple Martin
  46. Blue Jay
  47. American Crow
  48. Fish Crow
  49. Black-capped Chickadee
  50. Carolina Chickadee
  51. Tufted Titmouse
  52. White-breasted Nuthatch
  53. House Wren
  54. Winter Wren Nov 4, 1997.
  55. Carolina Wren
  56. Northern Mockingbird
  57. Gray Catbird
  58. Brown Thrasher
  59. American Robin
  60. Wood Thrush
  61. Hermit Thrush
  62. Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed Thrush)
  63. Gray-cheeked Thrush
  64. Eastern Bluebird
  65. Veery
  66. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  67. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  68. Cedar Waxwing
  69. European Starling
  70. White-eyed Vireo
  71. Solitary Vireo
  72. Red-eyed Vireo
  73. Warbling Vireo
  74. Black-and-white Warbler
  75. Palm Warbler
  76. Blue-winged Warbler
  77. Northern Parula Warbler
  78. Yellow Warbler
  79. Magnolia Warbler
  80. Black-throated Blue Warbler
  81. Yellow-rumped Warbler
  82. Black-throated Green Warbler
  83. Blackburnian Warbler
  84. Chestnut-sided_Warbler
  85. Blackpoll Warbler
  86. Prairie Warbler Sep 23, 1997.
  87. Ovenbird
  88. Common Yellowthroat
  89. American Redstart
  90. House Sparrow
  91. Eastern Meadowlark
  92. Red-winged Blackbird
  93. Orchard Oriole
  94. Baltimore Oriole
  95. Rusty Blackbird
  96. Common Grackle
  97. Brown-headed Cowbird
  98. Northern Cardinal
  99. Red-breasted Grosbeak
  100. Blue Grosbeak
  101. Indigo Bunting
  102. House Finch
  103. American Goldfinch
  104. Rufous-sided Towhee
  105. Northern Junco
  106. Chipping Sparrow
  107. Field Sparrow
  108. White-crowned Sparrow
  109. White-throated Sparrow
  110. Swamp Sparrow
  111. Song Sparrow


Note: I have not spotted all the species listed here.
Contributions by:
[*] Stanley Arnold
[*] Diana Hamilton
[*] Sanjay Joshi
[*] Richard Stein
and many others.
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Last updated: May 29, 1998
Comments, suggestions, additions: Sanjay Joshi