Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


October 17, 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 Sandhill Crane Marsh Wren **
Canada Goose Killdeer Golden-crowned Kinglet
Gadwall Greater Yellowlegs Ruby-crowned Kinglet **
Eurasian Wigeon ***Wilson's Snipe **American Robin
American Wigeon Ring-billed Gull **Varied Thrush **cu
Mallard Eurasian Collared-Dove **European Starling
Cinnamon Teal Mourning Dove **American Pipit
Northern Shoveler Great Horned Owl **Cedar Waxwing
Northern Pintail Anna's Hummingbird **Yellow-rumped Warbler **
Green-winged Teal Belted Kingfisher **Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Merganser **Downy Woodpecker **Spotted Towhee
Ruddy Duck Hairy Woodpecker ***Savannah Sparrow
Pied-billed Grebe Northern Flicker Fox Sparrow **
Horned Grebe ****Pileated Woodpecker ***cuSong Sparrow
American White Pelican ****Steller's Jay Lincoln's Sparrow **
Double-crested Cormorant **Western Scrub-Jay White-throated Sparrow ****
Great Blue Heron American Crow cuWhite-crowned Sparrow
Great Egret **Common Raven **Golden-crowned Sparrow
Turkey Vulture Barn Swallow Dark-eyed Junco
Bald Eagle Black-capped Chickadee Red-winged Blackbird
Northern Harrier Bushtit **Brewer's Blackbird **
Red-tailed Hawk Red-breasted Nuthatch **cuBrown-headed Cowbird **
Rough-legged Hawk ***White-breasted Nuthatch House Finch
American Kestrel Brown Creeper **Pine Siskin ***
Peregrine Falcon **Bewick's Wren American Goldfinch
Virginia Rail **House Wren **
American Coot Pacific Wren **


Oct 18 - Randy Hill: Horned Grebe on N Quigley Lake.
Oct 19 - Jim Danzenbaker: Horned Grebe still on N. Quigley Lake. White-throated Sparrow with large sparrow flock feeding along tour loop just beyond Kiwa Trail entrance. Hairy Woodpecker calling near Kiwa Trail entrance.
Oct 20 - Cindy McCormack: Horned Grebe on S. Quigley Lake with the Pied-billed Grebes. American White Pelicans flying over south of S. Big Lake. House Wren in underbrush near canal between stops 5 & 6.
Oct 21 - Bob Flores: Pelican number 289

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

Current total weekly sightings: 79

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Bob Flores, Cindy McCormack, Jim Danzenbaker, Randy Hill, 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"