Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


November 20, 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!

Greater White-fronted Goose **Great Egret **White-breasted Nuthatch
Cackling Goose Bald Eagle Brown Creeper **
Canada Goose Northern Harrier Bewick's Wren
Tundra Swan Red-shouldered Hawk **House Wren **
Gadwall Red-tailed Hawk Pacific Wren **
Eurasian Wigeon ***American Kestrel Marsh Wren **
American Wigeon Virginia Rail **Golden-crowned Kinglet
Mallard American Coot American Robin
Cinnamon Teal Sandhill Crane European Starling
Northern Shoveler Killdeer Savannah Sparrow
Northern Pintail Wilson's Snipe **Song Sparrow
Green-winged Teal Herring Gull ***Golden-crowned Sparrow
Ring-necked Duck **Glaucous-winged Gull ***Dark-eyed Junco
Bufflehead Great Horned Owl **Red-winged Blackbird
Hooded Merganser **Belted Kingfisher **Western Meadowlark **
Ruddy Duck Northern Flicker Brewer's Blackbird **
Pied-billed Grebe Steller's Jay Pine Siskin ***
Double-crested Cormorant **Western Scrub-Jay
Great Blue Heron Black-capped Chickadee

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

Current total weekly sightings: 55

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