Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


October 31, 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 Great Blue Heron Western Scrub-Jay
Canada Goose Great Egret **American Crow
Gadwall Bald Eagle Black-capped Chickadee
American Wigeon Northern Harrier Golden-crowned Kinglet
Mallard Sharp-shinned Hawk ***American Robin
Cinnamon Teal Red-tailed Hawk European Starling
Northern Shoveler American Kestrel American Pipit
Northern Pintail American Coot Savannah Sparrow
Green-winged Teal Sandhill Crane Song Sparrow
Lesser Scaup Greater Yellowlegs White-throated Sparrow ****cu
Hooded Merganser **Wilson's Snipe **White-crowned Sparrow
Pied-billed Grebe Great Horned Owl **Golden-crowned Sparrow
Double-crested Cormorant **Steller's Jay Red-winged Blackbird


Oct 31 - Ron Friesz: Oct. 30 White-throated Sparrow feeding with flock of Juncos and Golden-crowned Sparrows in gravel pathway by Plank House.

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

Current total weekly sightings: 39

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