Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


April 18, 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!

Cackling Goose Sora Chestnut-backed Chickadee **
Canada Goose American Coot Bushtit **
Wood Duck Sandhill Crane Red-breasted Nuthatch **
Gadwall Black-bellied Plover ***White-breasted Nuthatch
Eurasian Wigeon **Killdeer Brown Creeper **
American Wigeon Greater Yellowlegs **Bewick's Wren
Mallard Lesser Yellowlegs ***Pacific Wren **
Blue-winged Teal **Solitary Sandpiper ***Marsh Wren
Cinnamon Teal Dunlin **Ruby-crowned Kinglet **
Northern Shoveler Wilson's Snipe American Robin
Northern Pintail Eurasian Collared-Dove **European Starling
Green-winged Teal Mourning Dove **Orange-crowned Warbler
Redhead **Great Horned Owl **Yellow-rumped Warbler
Ring-necked Duck Anna's Hummingbird **Common Yellowthroat
Lesser Scaup Rufous Hummingbird **Spotted Towhee
Bufflehead Belted Kingfisher **Savannah Sparrow
Hooded Merganser Red-breasted Sapsucker **Song Sparrow
Ruddy Duck Downy Woodpecker **Lincoln's Sparrow **
Pied-billed Grebe Northern Flicker White-crowned Sparrow **
American White Pelican ***Steller's Jay Golden-crowned Sparrow
American Bittern Western Scrub-Jay Red-winged Blackbird
Great Blue Heron American Crow **Yellow-headed Blackbird
Great Egret **Common Raven **Brown-headed Cowbird
Turkey Vulture **Purple Martin **Purple Finch **
Osprey Tree Swallow House Finch
Bald Eagle Violet-green Swallow American Goldfinch
Northern Harrier N. Rough-winged Swallow **Evening Grosbeak ***
Red-tailed Hawk Cliff Swallow House Sparrow ***cu
American Kestrel Barn Swallow
Virginia Rail Black-capped Chickadee


Apr 21 - Randy Hill: Solitary Sandpiper and Blue winged Teal at Ruddy Lake. Redheads at Schwartz Lake.

** Uncommon
*** Occasional
**** Rare
ac Accidental
Cu Only at Carty Unit

Current total weekly sightings: 88

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Al Larrabee, Alex Chmielewski, Jim Danzenbaker, Mary Kitchel, 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"