Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


July 22, 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 Spotted Sandpiper ***Chestnut-backed Chickadee **
Wood Duck Least Sandpiper Red-breasted Nuthatch **
Gadwall Long-billed Dowitcher **White-breasted Nuthatch
Mallard Wilson's Snipe Brown Creeper **
Cinnamon Teal Eurasian Collared-Dove **Bewick's Wren
Green-winged Teal **Mourning Dove House Wren
Pied-billed Grebe Vaux's Swift Pacific Wren **
Great Blue Heron Anna's Hummingbird **Marsh Wren
Great Egret **Belted Kingfisher **Swainson's Thrush
Green Heron ***Downy Woodpecker **American Robin
Black-crowned Night-Heron ***Northern Flicker European Starling
Turkey Vulture Western Wood-Pewee Cedar Waxwing
Osprey Willow Flycatcher **Yellow Warbler **
Bald Eagle **Cassin's Vireo ***Common Yellowthroat
Northern Harrier Steller's Jay Wilson's Warbler **
Red-tailed Hawk Western Scrub-Jay Spotted Towhee
American Kestrel **American Crow **Savannah Sparrow
Virginia Rail **Common Raven **Song Sparrow
American Coot Purple Martin Black-headed Grosbeak
Sandhill Crane ***Tree Swallow Red-winged Blackbird
Killdeer Violet-green Swallow **House Finch
Greater Yellowlegs Cliff Swallow American Goldfinch
Lesser Yellowlegs ***Barn Swallow
Solitary Sandpiper ***Black-capped Chickadee

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

Current total weekly sightings: 70

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Al Larrabee, Alex Chmielewski, Barry Woodruff, 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"