Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


October 24, 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!

Greater White-fronted Goose **cuPeregrine Falcon **Brown Creeper **
Cackling Goose Virginia Rail **Bewick's Wren
Canada Goose American Coot Pacific Wren **
Wood Duck Sandhill Crane Marsh Wren **
Gadwall Killdeer Golden-crowned Kinglet
Eurasian Wigeon ***Greater Yellowlegs Ruby-crowned Kinglet **
American Wigeon Wilson's Snipe **Western Bluebird ac
Mallard Ring-billed Gull **American Robin
Cinnamon Teal California Gull ***Varied Thrush **
Northern Shoveler Herring Gull ***European Starling
Northern Pintail Glaucous-winged Gull ***American Pipit
Green-winged Teal Rock Pigeon **Cedar Waxwing
Redhead ***Eurasian Collared-Dove **Yellow-rumped Warbler **
Ring-necked Duck **Mourning Dove **Common Yellowthroat
Lesser Scaup Great Horned Owl **Spotted Towhee
Bufflehead Anna's Hummingbird **Savannah Sparrow
Hooded Merganser **Belted Kingfisher **Fox Sparrow **
Ruddy Duck Red-breasted Sapsucker ***Song Sparrow
Pied-billed Grebe Downy Woodpecker **Lincoln's Sparrow **
Double-crested Cormorant **Northern Flicker White-crowned Sparrow
American Bittern **Pileated Woodpecker ***Golden-crowned Sparrow
Great Blue Heron Steller's Jay Dark-eyed Junco
Great Egret **Western Scrub-Jay Red-winged Blackbird
Turkey Vulture American Crow Brown-headed Cowbird **
Bald Eagle Common Raven **House Finch
Northern Harrier Black-capped Chickadee Pine Siskin ***
Red-shouldered Hawk **Chestnut-backed Chickadee **Lesser Goldfinch unr
Red-tailed Hawk Red-breasted Nuthatch **American Goldfinch
American Kestrel White-breasted Nuthatch


Oct 24 - Ron Friesz: Oct. 23, over 50 Greater White-fronted Geese in new water far end of Carty Unit.
Oct 29 - Roger Windemuth: Red-shouldered Hawk heard close to Marker 5 about 10:30 today.

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

Current total weekly sightings: 86

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Barry Woodruff, Bob Flores, Cindy McCormack, Roger Windemuth, Ron Friesz


For information contact Roger Windemuth

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