|Status: Winter Resident.||Last recorded on site in 2021
|The Patuxent web-site provides more general information about this species.|
|At this time of year, this species is uncommon on site.|
Occurs as an irregular migrant and winter resident, usually arriving in late fall. Several may remain on site until mid-March. They can at times be seen hunting over the grasslands and roadside ditches. Numbers vary greatly from year to year, though "Christmas Bird Count" data suggests a significant decline since the early 1980's. A Rough-leg was found in the Lab on May 11, 2019 to tie the latest entry, this despite the recent drop in yearly sightings.
Photographer: Dave Spleha.