On-Line Checklist
and Photo Gallery

Welcome to the Harford Bird Club. Harford County is located in the northeast part of Maryland at the head of the Chesapeake Bay and offers a diverse habitat for both breeding and migrating bird species. With the bay and the Susquehanna River on the eastern border and Little Gunpowder Falls on the western border there is a variety of habitats. Four State Parks: Susquehanna, Palmer, Rocks and Gunpowder; as well as Eden Mill, Harford Glen, and Conowingo Dam offer excellent birding opportunities. A total of 310 species have been recorded in Harford County.

We hope you enjoy your visit to this site and if you visit Harford County, please let us know.

Click on photo for more Harford eagle pics

Avian Humor- Seeing the humorous side of a bird photo.


Club members are invited & encouraged to submit their photos of birds found in Harford County. Accepted photos are linked off the associated species name from the Birds of Harford County on-line checklist. Submissions should be emailed to the webmaster, Dick Harple (DickHarple@gmail.com) and include the following information:

  • Species name
  • Date photo taken
  • Location (Harford County only, please)
  • Photographer's name
  • Any other pertinent information (e.g., age, sex of bird,
    unusual behavior) Please limit to 250 characters.

A limited number of photos per species will be posted, however, check the gallery often as the older photos will be replaced over time as new ones are received. Photos selected for the online gallery are the sole decisiion of the Webmaster.

This project is a work in progress, with the goal being to have photos of every bird ever recorded in the county posted on the site. If you see something missing, try for a photo!



An interesting video, entitled "Dylan Winter and the Starling Murmurations"

What's new? Be sure to check out the new June Challenge 2014 page

* Interested in the Junior Bird Club of Harford County? Send an email to Ruth Bergstrom for further information.
       See our new Youth website.

* Have an interesting sighting of a bird in Harford County? Send a report to Harford Birds Mailing List.

* Sign up to receive Harford County Bird Reports by email.

* Pictures of a Rufous Hummingbird at Les Eastman's house


John and Linda Ireland own and operate the Wild Bird Marketplace - operating from: Forest Hill Mini Storage, 16 Newport Drive in Forest Hill. Saturday hours– 10am to noon. They may be reached at (410) 836-5000 or contact them by email to arrange a purchase. Bird club members receive a 10% discount on all purchases.

Contact Information
Send email to WebMaster with questions or comments about this web site.