Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


January 23, 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 Double-crested Cormorant **Northern Flicker
Canada Goose Great Blue Heron Western Scrub-Jay
Tundra Swan Great Egret **Black-capped Chickadee
Gadwall Bald Eagle White-breasted Nuthatch
American Wigeon Northern Harrier Brown Creeper **
Mallard Red-tailed Hawk Marsh Wren **
Northern Shoveler American Kestrel Golden-crowned Kinglet
Northern Pintail Peregrine Falcon **Ruby-crowned Kinglet **
Green-winged Teal American Coot American Robin
Ring-necked Duck Killdeer **European Starling
Lesser Scaup Long-billed Dowitcher ***Yellow-rumped Warbler
Bufflehead Wilson's Snipe **Song Sparrow
Hooded Merganser Herring Gull **Golden-crowned Sparrow
Common Merganser Thayer's Gull unrRed-winged Blackbird
Ruddy Duck Great Horned Owl **Brewer's Blackbird **
Pied-billed Grebe Belted Kingfisher ***

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

Current total weekly sightings: 47

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Al Larrabee, Lyn Topinka


For information contact Roger Windemuth

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