Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


August 21, 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!

Wood Duck Vaux's Swift Brown Creeper **
Mallard Anna's Hummingbird **Bewick's Wren
Northern Pintail Belted Kingfisher **Pacific Wren **
Hooded Merganser **Red-breasted Sapsucker ***Swainson's Thrush **
Pied-billed Grebe Downy Woodpecker **American Robin
Great Blue Heron Northern Flicker European Starling
Great Egret **Western Wood-Pewee **Cedar Waxwing
Turkey Vulture Steller's Jay Black-throated Gray Warbler **
Osprey Western Scrub-Jay Common Yellowthroat
Bald Eagle American Crow Western Tanager **
Northern Harrier Purple Martin **Spotted Towhee
Red-tailed Hawk Tree Swallow **Savannah Sparrow
American Kestrel Violet-green Swallow **Song Sparrow
American Coot Barn Swallow Lincoln's Sparrow **
Killdeer Black-capped Chickadee Black-headed Grosbeak ***
Greater Yellowlegs Chestnut-backed Chickadee **Red-winged Blackbird
Eurasian Collared-Dove **Bushtit **House Finch
Mourning Dove **Red-breasted Nuthatch **American Goldfinch
Great Horned Owl **White-breasted Nuthatch

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

Current total weekly sightings: 56

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Barry Woodruff, 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"