Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


December 19, 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 ***Great Egret **Western Scrub-Jay
Cackling Goose Bald Eagle Common Raven **
Canada Goose Northern Harrier Black-capped Chickadee
Tundra Swan Red-shouldered Hawk **Chestnut-backed Chickadee **
Gadwall Red-tailed Hawk Brown Creeper **
American Wigeon American Kestrel Bewick's Wren
Mallard Peregrine Falcon **Pacific Wren
Cinnamon Teal **Virginia Rail **Marsh Wren **
Northern Shoveler American Coot Golden-crowned Kinglet
Northern Pintail Sandhill Crane Ruby-crowned Kinglet **
Green-winged Teal Killdeer **American Robin
Ring-necked Duck Wilson's Snipe **Varied Thrush **
Lesser Scaup California Gull ***European Starling
Bufflehead Herring Gull **Spotted Towhee
Hooded Merganser Glaucous-winged Gull **Song Sparrow
Ruddy Duck Barn Owl ***Golden-crowned Sparrow
Pied-billed Grebe Great Horned Owl **Red-winged Blackbird
Double-crested Cormorant **Short-eared Owl ***Purple Finch **
American Bittern **Northern Flicker House Finch
Great Blue Heron Steller's Jay

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

Current total weekly sightings: 59

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"