Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


August 19, 2016

Notice! The sightings below are not exhaustive. These are sightings that a number of birders, working collaboratively, have noted at the River "S" unit of the Ridgefield NWR throughout the week. It is our wish that this list, usually updated daily, will give you an idea of what you can find at the refuge and will inspire you to "go birding" and make up your own list. Perhaps you will be the one to find some of the uncommon (**), occasionally seen (***), or rare (****) birds.

Good Luck and Happy Birding!

Canada Goose Sora **Tree Swallow
Wood Duck American Coot Barn Swallow
Gadwall Killdeer Black-capped Chickadee
Mallard Greater Yellowlegs Chestnut-backed Chickadee **
Cinnamon Teal Lesser Yellowlegs ***Red-breasted Nuthatch **
Northern Pintail **Long-billed Dowitcher **White-breasted Nuthatch
Green-winged Teal **Wilson's Snipe Brown Creeper **
Common Merganser ***Eurasian Collared-Dove **Bewick's Wren
Pied-billed Grebe Mourning Dove Marsh Wren
American Bittern **Vaux's Swift American Robin
Great Blue Heron Anna's Hummingbird **European Starling
Great Egret **Belted Kingfisher **Cedar Waxwing
Green Heron ***Downy Woodpecker **Yellow Warbler **
Turkey Vulture Northern Flicker Common Yellowthroat
Osprey Western Wood-Pewee Spotted Towhee
Bald Eagle **Eastern Kingbird ****Savannah Sparrow
Northern Harrier Steller's Jay Song Sparrow
Cooper's Hawk ***Western Scrub-Jay Red-winged Blackbird
Red-tailed Hawk American Crow **House Finch
American Kestrel **Purple Martin American Goldfinch


Aug 24 - Roger Windemuth: On entering the refuge this morning I saw two out-of-season Common Mergansers on Lake River. Later I was able to see the Eastern Kingbird flying around the trees near Marker 8. I was able to get some decent pictures.

** Uncommon
*** Occasional
**** Rare
ac Accidental
unr Unrecorded
cu Only at Carty Unit

Current total weekly sightings: 60

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Al Larrabee, Roger Windemuth


For information contact Roger Windemuth

Note! All seasonal and abundance symbols and designations are taken from the Modified "Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Wildlife Checklist"