Belted Kingfisher

(Megaceryle alcyon)

Status: Year-round Resident. Last recorded on site in 2021
Breeding Status:-
1987-1991: Likely but not confirmed1992-1996: Confirmed
1997-2001: Confirmed2007-2011: Possible but not likely
2012-2016: Possible but not likely

The Patuxent web-site provides more general information about this species.
At this time of year, this species is expected to be present on site.

This species is resident on site and is most often seen along the canal connecting Swan Lake and Indian Creek. Breeding has been confirmed in the large dirt mounds across from road E on south Eola rd. These mounds are temporary storage sites for topsoil recovered from any construction on site.

Photographer: Gene Oleynik.
This is a female bird.