Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


July 25, 2014

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 Pectoral Sandpiper Brown Creeper **
Wood Duck Long-billed Dowitcher **Bewick's Wren
Gadwall Wilson's Snipe House Wren
Mallard Ring-billed Gull ***Pacific Wren **
Cinnamon Teal Eurasian Collared-Dove **Marsh Wren
Northern Shoveler ***Mourning Dove Swainson's Thrush
Northern Pintail **Great Horned Owl **American Robin
Green-winged Teal **Vaux's Swift European Starling
Hooded Merganser ***Anna's Hummingbird ***Cedar Waxwing
Pied-billed Grebe Belted Kingfisher **Yellow Warbler **
Double-crested Cormorant **Red-breasted Sapsucker ***Black-throated Gray Warbler ***
American Bittern **Downy Woodpecker **Common Yellowthroat
Great Blue Heron Northern Flicker Wilson's Warbler **
Great Egret **Olive-sided Flycatcher ***Western Tanager **
Turkey Vulture Western Wood-Pewee Spotted Towhee
Osprey Willow Flycatcher **Savannah Sparrow
Bald Eagle **Steller's Jay Song Sparrow
Northern Harrier **Western Scrub-Jay Black-headed Grosbeak
Red-tailed Hawk American Crow **Lazuli Bunting ***
American Kestrel **Common Raven **Red-winged Blackbird
Peregrine Falcon ***Purple Martin **Yellow-headed Blackbird
Virginia Rail **Tree Swallow Brewer's Blackbird **
Sora Violet-green Swallow Brown-headed Cowbird
American Coot Bank Swallow ****Purple Finch **
Semipalmated Plover acCliff Swallow House Finch
Killdeer Barn Swallow Red Crossbill ****
Greater Yellowlegs **Black-capped Chickadee Pine Siskin ****
Lesser Yellowlegs ***Chestnut-backed Chickadee **American Goldfinch
Western Sandpiper ***Red-breasted Nuthatch **
Least Sandpiper **White-breasted Nuthatch

** Uncommon
*** Occasional
**** Rare
ac Accidental
Cu Only at Carty Unit

Current total weekly sightings: 88

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Barry Woodruff, Jim Danzenbaker


For information contact Roger Windemuth

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