Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


February 05, 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!

Cackling Goose Red-shouldered Hawk **Brown Creeper **
Canada Goose Red-tailed Hawk Bewick's Wren
Tundra Swan Rough-legged Hawk ***Pacific Wren
Gadwall American Kestrel Marsh Wren **
American Wigeon Virginia Rail **Golden-crowned Kinglet
Mallard American Coot Ruby-crowned Kinglet **
Cinnamon Teal **Sandhill Crane American Robin
Northern Shoveler Mourning Dove **cuVaried Thrush **cu
Northern Pintail Great Horned Owl **European Starling
Green-winged Teal Belted Kingfisher ***Yellow-rumped Warbler
Ring-necked Duck Downy Woodpecker **Spotted Towhee
Lesser Scaup Northern Flicker Savannah Sparrow ***cu
Bufflehead Steller's Jay Fox Sparrow **cu
Hooded Merganser Western Scrub-Jay Song Sparrow
Common Merganser American Crow Swamp Sparrow ****
Ruddy Duck Tree Swallow ***White-crowned Sparrow **cu
Pied-billed Grebe Black-capped Chickadee Golden-crowned Sparrow
Great Blue Heron Chestnut-backed Chickadee **Dark-eyed Junco
Great Egret **Bushtit **cuRed-winged Blackbird
Bald Eagle Red-breasted Nuthatch **Western Meadowlark **
Northern Harrier White-breasted Nuthatch American Goldfinch


Feb 6 - Jim Danzenbaker: 1 Swamp Sparrow about a third of the way through the ash grove.

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

Current total weekly sightings: 63

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Al Larrabee, Barry Woodruff, Jennifer Wolcott, Jim Danzenbaker, Lyn Topinka


For information contact Roger Windemuth

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