Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


August 22, 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 Solitary Sandpiper ***Cliff Swallow **
Wood Duck Semipalmated Sandpiper **Barn Swallow
Gadwall Western Sandpiper **Black-capped Chickadee
American Wigeon Least Sandpiper Chestnut-backed Chickadee **
Mallard Baird's Sandpiper ***Bushtit **cu
Cinnamon Teal Pectoral Sandpiper **Red-breasted Nuthatch **
Northern Pintail Stilt Sandpiper acWhite-breasted Nuthatch
Green-winged Teal Long-billed Dowitcher **Brown Creeper **
Hooded Merganser **Wilson's Snipe **Bewick's Wren
Ruddy Duck Red-necked Phalarope ***House Wren **
Pied-billed Grebe Rock Pigeon **Pacific Wren **
American Bittern **Mourning Dove **Marsh Wren **
Great Blue Heron Vaux's Swift Swainson's Thrush **
Great Egret **Rufous Hummingbird **American Robin
Green Heron ***Belted Kingfisher **European Starling
Turkey Vulture Downy Woodpecker **Cedar Waxwing
Osprey Northern Flicker Yellow Warbler ***
Bald Eagle Pileated Woodpecker ***Common Yellowthroat
Northern Harrier Olive-sided Flycatcher ***Wilson's Warbler ***
Sharp-shinned Hawk ***Western Wood-Pewee **Western Tanager ***
Cooper's Hawk **Willow Flycatcher **Spotted Towhee
Red-shouldered Hawk ***Pacific-slope Flycatcher ***Savannah Sparrow
Red-tailed Hawk Eastern Kingbird accuSong Sparrow
American Kestrel Warbling Vireo **cuLincoln's Sparrow **
Peregrine Falcon **Steller's Jay Black-headed Grosbeak ***
Virginia Rail **Western Scrub-Jay Red-winged Blackbird
Sora **American Crow Yellow-headed Blackbird ****
American Coot Common Raven **Brewer's Blackbird **
Sandhill Crane Purple Martin **Brown-headed Cowbird **
Semipalmated Plover **Tree Swallow **Bullock's Oriole ****
Killdeer Violet-green Swallow Purple Finch **
Greater Yellowlegs N. Rough-winged Swallow ***House Finch
Lesser Yellowlegs **Bank Swallow **American Goldfinch


Aug 22 - Jennifer Wolcott: Eastern Kingbirds still at the Carty Unit, trail below the Plankhouse going west.
Aug 24 - Jim Danzenbaker: 1 Stilt Sandpiper, 1 Bairds Sandpiper, 3 Pectoral Sandpipers and 4 Semipalmated Sandpipers among many other shorebirds on Rest Lake between 7am-9:45am.

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

Current total weekly sightings: 99

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Alex Chmielewski, Barry Woodruff, Jennifer Wolcott, Jim Danzenbaker, Lyn Topinka, 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"