Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


October 17, 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!

Cackling Goose Sandhill Crane Golden-crowned Kinglet
Canada Goose Killdeer Ruby-crowned Kinglet **
Gadwall Greater Yellowlegs American Robin
American Wigeon Wilson's Snipe **Varied Thrush **cu
Mallard Ring-billed Gull **European Starling
Cinnamon Teal Eurasian Collared-Dove **American Pipit
Northern Shoveler Mourning Dove **Yellow-rumped Warbler **
Northern Pintail Great Horned Owl **Spotted Towhee
Green-winged Teal Belted Kingfisher **Savannah Sparrow
Hooded Merganser **Hairy Woodpecker ***Fox Sparrow **
Ruddy Duck Northern Flicker Song Sparrow
Pied-billed Grebe Pileated Woodpecker ***cuLincoln's Sparrow **
Horned Grebe ****Steller's Jay White-throated Sparrow ****
Double-crested Cormorant **Western Scrub-Jay White-crowned Sparrow
Great Blue Heron American Crow cuGolden-crowned Sparrow
Great Egret **Barn Swallow Dark-eyed Junco
Turkey Vulture Black-capped Chickadee Red-winged Blackbird
Bald Eagle Red-breasted Nuthatch **cuBrewer's Blackbird **
Northern Harrier White-breasted Nuthatch House Finch
Red-tailed Hawk Brown Creeper **Pine Siskin ***
American Kestrel Bewick's Wren American Goldfinch
Peregrine Falcon **Pacific Wren **
American Coot Marsh Wren **


Oct 18 - Randy Hill: Horned Grebe on N Quigley Lake.
Oct 19 - Jim Danzenbaker: Horned Grebe still on N. Quigley Lake. White-throated Sparrow with large sparrow flock feeding along tour loop just beyond Kiwa Trail entrance. Hairy Woodpecker calling near Kiwa Trail entrance.

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

Current total weekly sightings: 67

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Jim Danzenbaker, Randy Hill, Ron Friesz


For information contact Roger Windemuth

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