MAPS stands for: Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship. Bird banding programs help to provide a better understanding of the population size, productivity and survival of many bird species. Join us for a round of banding and get a close look at the birds of our area as well as the banding process.

2017 Summary

Over the 8 days we opened the nets in 2017, we banded 129 individuals of 26 species.

On one day, we heard or saw 50 species.

Species Banded

  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Prothonotary Warbler*
  • White Eyed Vireo
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Acadian Flycatcher
  • Eastern Wood Peewee
  • Hooded Warbler
  • Ruby Throated Hummingbird
  • Carolina Wren
  • Scarlet Tanager
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • House Finch
  • Ovenbird
  • Louisiana Waterthrush
  • Red Eyed Vireo
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Wood Thrush
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Brown Thrasher*
  • Yellow Billed Cuckoo*
  • Red Winged Blackbird
  • Grey Catbird
  • Red Bellied Woodpecker
  • Northern Parula*
  • Brown Headed Cowbird

*birds we found interesting or surprising

  • Schedule is being developed. Contact Gene for information.
Coordinated by the Institute for Bird Populations 

Location: Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park

Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon. Gene.Groshon@CalvertCountyMD.gov

Registration is required.

Other Bird Research Projects

Learn about our other Bird Research Projects

We will be conducting the Habitat Structure Assessment for the study.