Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus (Say, 1823)Reviewable (MD/DCRC)  Synonyms: ROWR.

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Maryland has three records of this western species. Mark Hoffman found Maryland's first record on Assateague Island on 10/11/1993 (#1994-029). Scott Housten found our second record at Sunset Park in Ocean City on 10/21/2015. Our third record visited a yard in St. Mary's Co. in late winter 2019.

There are 8 records in the project database.

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A Rock Wren in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/22/2015). Second state record found by Scott Housten. Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Rock Wren in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/22/2015). Second state record found by Scott Housten. Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Rock Wren in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/22/2015). Second state record found by Scott Housten. Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Rock Wren in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/22/2015). Second state record found by Scott Housten. Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Rock Wren in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/22/2015). Second state record found by Scott Housten. Check out this excellent video by Ed Boyd. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Rock Wren in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (2/14/2019). Third Maryland record and first St. Mary's Co. record hosted by Roy and Sheryl Stamm. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Rock Wren in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (2/6/2019). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Maryland's first record of Rock Wren record, found by Mark Hoffman on Assateague Island on 10/11/1993. This record is responsible for die-hard Maryland birders compulsively checking the Maintenance Yard to this day. Photo by Mark Hoffman. (MBP list)

Rock Wren habitat at Sunset Park in Ocean City, Maryland (10/22/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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