Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


August 15, 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!

Canada Goose Least Sandpiper Barn Swallow
Wood Duck Baird's Sandpiper ***Black-capped Chickadee
Gadwall Pectoral Sandpiper **Chestnut-backed Chickadee **
Mallard Long-billed Dowitcher **Red-breasted Nuthatch **
Cinnamon Teal Wilson's Snipe **White-breasted Nuthatch
Northern Pintail Red-necked Phalarope ***Brown Creeper **
Green-winged Teal Rock Pigeon **Bewick's Wren
Ruddy Duck Eurasian Collared-Dove **Pacific Wren **
Pied-billed Grebe Mourning Dove **Marsh Wren **
American Bittern **Great Horned Owl **Swainson's Thrush **
Great Blue Heron Anna's Hummingbird ***American Robin
Great Egret **Belted Kingfisher **European Starling
Black-crowned Night-Heron ****Red-breasted Sapsucker ***Cedar Waxwing
Turkey Vulture Downy Woodpecker **Yellow Warbler ***
Osprey Northern Flicker Yellow-rumped Warbler **
Bald Eagle Pileated Woodpecker ***Common Yellowthroat
Northern Harrier Olive-sided Flycatcher ***Wilson's Warbler ***
Cooper's Hawk **Western Wood-Pewee **Spotted Towhee
Red-tailed Hawk Willow Flycatcher **Savannah Sparrow
American Kestrel Steller's Jay Song Sparrow
Peregrine Falcon **Western Scrub-Jay Black-headed Grosbeak ***
Virginia Rail **American Crow Red-winged Blackbird
American Coot Common Raven **Yellow-headed Blackbird ****
Killdeer Purple Martin **Brown-headed Cowbird **
Greater Yellowlegs Tree Swallow **Bullock's Oriole ****
Lesser Yellowlegs **Violet-green Swallow Purple Finch **
Solitary Sandpiper ***N. Rough-winged Swallow ***House Finch
Semipalmated Sandpiper **Bank Swallow **American Goldfinch
Western Sandpiper **Cliff Swallow **


Aug 16 - Randy Hill: Bairds Sandpiper continues on Rest Lake.
Aug 20 - Roger Windemuth: Two Red-necked Phalaropes seen on Rest Lake at 11:00

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

Current total weekly sightings: 86

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Barry Woodruff, Bill Bradford, Randy Hill, Roger Windemuth


For information contact Roger Windemuth

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