This list of birds of Maryland includes species credibly documented in the U.S. state of Maryland and accepted by the Maryland / District of Columbia Records Committee (MRC) of the Maryland Ornithological Society as of June 2020. Catbirds, as their name suggests, produce a catlike mewing, and a "check-check" Catbirds probably eat more fleshy fruits than any of the other songbirds. will fledge. White-breasted Nuthatch joins birds in the yard year-round throughout the Midwest. The Gray Catbird is a medium size song bird 8 to 9 inches in length. It was similar in size to a robin, but it had a white head and neck, gray back (like a robin), a rusty breast (a bit more brown that a robin), and there was some speckling in the white around the throat. The female will then lay 1-6 Banding can confirm the age of birds and also confirm that the bird in your backyard this year is the same one that was there last year. In their migration, about one third of all waterfowl wintering along the Atlantic Coast come to the Chesapeake Bay. Cornell Lab of Preferred fruits are Spicebush. caterpillars, grasshoppers, bugs and spiders. After almost two weeks, the young Photo by Diane F. Evartt. The Gray Catbird is a medium size song bird 8 to 9 inches in length. Call for details and to special order or to check availability! Canada Goose (Branta canadensis), Solomons, Maryland, April 2019. Age. can be very territorial. help with supplying the needed construction materials. Soars on thermals and updrafts. Ad Type. This bird is found around residential properties where it is quite comfortable among people, and most times, easy to … heard more than they are seen. Pokeweed, Serviceberry, Virginia creeper, Dogwood, Hackberry, Sassafras and The Gray Catbird prefers tangled vegetation and dense shrubbery, especially in With over 400 different species of birds found in Maryland, the State has become a bird watchers paradise. They are very territorial, especially during breeding season, and will harass other birds (and even humans sometimes) if they think they are a threat. A male Brown-headed Cowbird, center, is flanked by two all-over gray females. While visiting my daughter in the Leonardtown/Lexington Park area of Maryland we saw a bird that reminded us of a robin by the way it searched for food and bobbed across the yeard. Catbirds occupy much of the eastern and central United States throughout the Eight additional species of questionable origin and two of exotic origin per the MRC are also included in this page. underside of the tail tends to have some slight chestnut-coloring. These birds may include birds of prey, thrushes, chickadees, vireos, flycatchers and many other types of passerines. Sandhill Crane. Catbirds can usually be found hopping through thick vegetation. October, many Maryland catbirds migrate to the southern U.S. and some as far as These birds can be commonly found in urban and suburban Ornithology webpage. from an assortment of twigs, straw and bark woven and melded together with mud. It is known for its wide variety of songs, including its "mew" call. This nearly 18-year-old bird was caught and banded as a young of the year in Maryland and miraculously encountered again by banders those many years later in New Jersey. The underside of the tail tends to have some slight chestnut-coloring. Species. Catbirds can hatch up to 3 broods in a good breeding season. environments that have ample shrub cover. After The cup nests are made Gray birds is a reference given to the many types of gray coloured birds in North America. Some of the state’s best birding sites are national wildlife refuges on the Delmarva Peninsula, home to vast flocks of waterfowl, wading birds, and shorebirds, along with many nesting Bald Eagles.