Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


December 12, 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!

Greater White-fronted Goose ***Red-shouldered Hawk **Brown Creeper **
Cackling Goose Red-tailed Hawk Bewick's Wren
Canada Goose American Kestrel Pacific Wren
Trumpeter Swan **Peregrine Falcon **Marsh Wren **
Tundra Swan Virginia Rail **Golden-crowned Kinglet
Gadwall American Coot Ruby-crowned Kinglet **
Eurasian Wigeon **Sandhill Crane American Robin
American Wigeon Killdeer **Varied Thrush **
Mallard Wilson's Snipe **European Starling
Cinnamon Teal **Herring Gull **American Pipit **
Northern Shoveler Glaucous-winged Gull **Yellow-rumped Warbler
Northern Pintail Mourning Dove **Common Yellowthroat ac
Green-winged Teal Great Horned Owl **Spotted Towhee
Ring-necked Duck Anna's Hummingbird **Song Sparrow
Lesser Scaup Belted Kingfisher ***Lincoln's Sparrow **
Bufflehead Red-breasted Sapsucker ***Swamp Sparrow ****
Hooded Merganser Downy Woodpecker **White-crowned Sparrow **
Ruddy Duck Northern Flicker Golden-crowned Sparrow
Pied-billed Grebe Steller's Jay Red-winged Blackbird
Double-crested Cormorant **Western Scrub-Jay Brewer's Blackbird **
American Bittern **American Crow House Finch
Great Blue Heron Common Raven **Red Crossbill ****
Great Egret **Black-capped Chickadee Pine Siskin ***
Bald Eagle Red-breasted Nuthatch **American Goldfinch
Northern Harrier White-breasted Nuthatch


Dec 12 - Cindy McCormack: Common Yellowthroat and Swamp Sparrow both in the same area, with a loose group of Song Sparrows, where the first trees start on the left side of the road after passing the Kiwa Trail parking. Marsh Wren repeatedly chasing both the Common Yellowthroat and the Swamp Sparrow.
Dec 12 - Al Larrabee: _ Bewick's Swan - Rest Lake(Larrabee and Schmidt)_

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

Current total weekly sightings: 74

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Al Larrabee, Barry Woodruff, Cindy McCormack


For information contact Roger Windemuth

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