Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


July 03, 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!

Canada Goose Mourning Dove Swainson's Thrush
Wood Duck Vaux's Swift American Robin
Gadwall Belted Kingfisher **European Starling
Mallard Northern Flicker Cedar Waxwing
Cinnamon Teal Olive-sided Flycatcher **Orange-crowned Warbler **
Pied-billed Grebe Western Wood-Pewee Yellow Warbler **
Great Blue Heron Willow Flycatcher **Common Yellowthroat
Great Egret **Pacific-slope Flycatcher **Wilson's Warbler **
Osprey Steller's Jay Western Tanager **
Bald Eagle **Western Scrub-Jay Spotted Towhee
Northern Harrier American Crow **Savannah Sparrow
Red-tailed Hawk Purple Martin Song Sparrow
American Kestrel **Tree Swallow Black-headed Grosbeak
Peregrine Falcon **N. Rough-winged Swallow **Red-winged Blackbird
Virginia Rail **Barn Swallow Yellow-headed Blackbird
Killdeer Black-capped Chickadee Brewer's Blackbird **
Greater Yellowlegs Chestnut-backed Chickadee **Brown-headed Cowbird
Semipalmated Sandpiper ***White-breasted Nuthatch Bullock's Oriole **
Western Sandpiper **Brown Creeper **Purple Finch **
Least Sandpiper Bewick's Wren House Finch
Wilson's Snipe House Wren American Goldfinch
Rock Pigeon **Pacific Wren **
Eurasian Collared-Dove **Marsh Wren


Jul 3 - Jim Danzenbaker: 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper on Rest Lake with Least and Western Sandpipers at 7am.

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

Current total weekly sightings: 67

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