Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


March 27, 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!

Cackling Goose Northern Harrier American Crow
Canada Goose Red-tailed Hawk Tree Swallow
Wood Duck American Kestrel N. Rough-winged Swallow **
Gadwall Virginia Rail Black-capped Chickadee
American Wigeon American Coot Red-breasted Nuthatch **
Mallard Sandhill Crane White-breasted Nuthatch
Cinnamon Teal Killdeer Brown Creeper **
Northern Shoveler Greater Yellowlegs **Bewick's Wren
Northern Pintail Lesser Yellowlegs ***Pacific Wren **
Green-winged Teal Least Sandpiper **Marsh Wren
Ring-necked Duck Dunlin **American Robin
Lesser Scaup Wilson's Snipe Varied Thrush ***
Bufflehead Mourning Dove **European Starling
Hooded Merganser Great Horned Owl **Yellow-rumped Warbler
Ruddy Duck Anna's Hummingbird **Common Yellowthroat
Pied-billed Grebe Rufous Hummingbird **Spotted Towhee
Double-crested Cormorant Belted Kingfisher **Savannah Sparrow
American Bittern Downy Woodpecker **Song Sparrow
Great Blue Heron Northern Flicker White-crowned Sparrow **
Great Egret **Pileated Woodpecker ***Golden-crowned Sparrow
Turkey Vulture **Steller's Jay Red-winged Blackbird
Bald Eagle Western Scrub-Jay House Finch


Mar 28 - Lyn Topinka: Cinnamon Teal reported by Wilson C.

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

Current total weekly sightings: 66

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Barry Woodruff, Bob Flores, Lyn Topinka


For information contact Roger Windemuth

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