Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


April 24, 2015

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 American Coot Red-breasted Nuthatch **
Canada Goose Sandhill Crane White-breasted Nuthatch
Wood Duck Black-bellied Plover ****Brown Creeper **
Gadwall Killdeer Bewick's Wren
American Wigeon Greater Yellowlegs **House Wren **
Mallard Western Sandpiper ***Pacific Wren **
Cinnamon Teal Least Sandpiper **Marsh Wren
Northern Shoveler Dunlin **Ruby-crowned Kinglet **
Northern Pintail Wilson's Snipe American Robin
Green-winged Teal Rock Pigeon **cuEuropean Starling
Ring-necked Duck Eurasian Collared-Dove **Orange-crowned Warbler
Lesser Scaup Mourning Dove **Yellow-rumped Warbler
Bufflehead Vaux's Swift Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Merganser Downy Woodpecker **Spotted Towhee
Ruddy Duck Northern Flicker Savannah Sparrow
Pied-billed Grebe Pileated Woodpecker ***Fox Sparrow **
American Bittern Warbling Vireo ***Song Sparrow
Great Blue Heron Steller's Jay Lincoln's Sparrow **
Great Egret **Western Scrub-Jay White-crowned Sparrow **
Turkey Vulture **American Crow Golden-crowned Sparrow
Osprey Common Raven **Red-winged Blackbird
Bald Eagle Purple Martin Western Meadowlark ***
Northern Harrier Tree Swallow Yellow-headed Blackbird
Red-tailed Hawk Violet-green Swallow Brown-headed Cowbird
American Kestrel N. Rough-winged Swallow **Purple Finch **cu
Peregrine Falcon **Cliff Swallow House Finch
Virginia Rail Barn Swallow House Sparrow **cu
Sora Black-capped Chickadee


Apr 24 - Randy Hill: 8 BB Plovers found by Jim D. flying south from Canvasback Lake.

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

Current total weekly sightings: 83

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