Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


April 29, 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 Bald Eagle Cliff Swallow
Wood Duck Northern Harrier Barn Swallow
Gadwall Red-tailed Hawk Black-capped Chickadee
American Wigeon American Kestrel White-breasted Nuthatch
Mallard Virginia Rail Brown Creeper **
Cinnamon Teal Sora Bewick's Wren
Northern Shoveler American Coot House Wren **
Northern Pintail Killdeer Marsh Wren
Green-winged Teal Least Sandpiper **American Robin
Redhead **Wilson's Snipe European Starling
Ring-necked Duck Eurasian Collared-Dove **Yellow Warbler **
Lesser Scaup Mourning Dove **Yellow-rumped Warbler
Bufflehead Great Horned Owl **Common Yellowthroat
Ruddy Duck Downy Woodpecker **Savannah Sparrow
Pied-billed Grebe Hairy Woodpecker ***Song Sparrow
American White Pelican ***Northern Flicker White-crowned Sparrow **
American Bittern Steller's Jay Golden-crowned Sparrow
Great Blue Heron Western Scrub-Jay Black-headed Grosbeak
Great Egret **American Crow Red-winged Blackbird
Turkey Vulture **Purple Martin Yellow-headed Blackbird
Osprey Tree Swallow Brown-headed Cowbird


May 1 - Al Larrabee: newly molted "Myrtle" yellow-rumped warbler
May 2 - Randy Hill: Pelicans at 9am on Ruddy Lake.

** 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, Randy Hill


For information contact Roger Windemuth

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