Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


July 24, 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!

Wood Duck Barred Owl ****Bushtit **
Mallard Vaux's Swift Red-breasted Nuthatch **
Cinnamon Teal Anna's Hummingbird **White-breasted Nuthatch
Northern Pintail **Rufous Hummingbird **Brown Creeper **
Pied-billed Grebe Belted Kingfisher **Bewick's Wren
American White Pelican ***Red-breasted Sapsucker ***House Wren
American Bittern **Downy Woodpecker **Pacific Wren **
Great Blue Heron Northern Flicker Marsh Wren
Great Egret **Olive-sided Flycatcher **Swainson's Thrush
Green Heron ***Western Wood-Pewee American Robin
Turkey Vulture Willow Flycatcher **European Starling
Osprey Pacific-slope Flycatcher **Cedar Waxwing
Bald Eagle **Steller's Jay Common Yellowthroat
Northern Harrier Western Scrub-Jay Wilson's Warbler **
Red-tailed Hawk American Crow **Spotted Towhee
American Kestrel **Purple Martin Savannah Sparrow
Peregrine Falcon **Tree Swallow Song Sparrow
Virginia Rail **Violet-green Swallow **Black-headed Grosbeak
Killdeer N. Rough-winged Swallow **Red-winged Blackbird
Greater Yellowlegs Bank Swallow ***Brewer's Blackbird **
Long-billed Dowitcher **Cliff Swallow Brown-headed Cowbird
Rock Pigeon **Barn Swallow Purple Finch **
Eurasian Collared-Dove **Black-capped Chickadee House Finch
Mourning Dove Chestnut-backed Chickadee **American Goldfinch


Jul 26 - Jim Danzenbaker: 7:15am: Barred Owl flew through entrance canyon but did not perch for viewing.

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

Current total weekly sightings: 72

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Alex Chmielewski, Carol Ledford, Jim Danzenbaker


For information contact Roger Windemuth

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