Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


October 24, 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 **cuRed-tailed Hawk Brown Creeper **
Cackling Goose American Kestrel Pacific Wren **
Canada Goose Virginia Rail **Marsh Wren **
Gadwall American Coot Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Wigeon Sandhill Crane American Robin
Mallard Wilson's Snipe **European Starling
Cinnamon Teal Herring Gull ***American Pipit
Northern Shoveler Glaucous-winged Gull ***Cedar Waxwing
Northern Pintail Great Horned Owl **Yellow-rumped Warbler **
Green-winged Teal Belted Kingfisher **Spotted Towhee
Ring-necked Duck **Downy Woodpecker **Savannah Sparrow
Bufflehead Northern Flicker Song Sparrow
Hooded Merganser **Steller's Jay Lincoln's Sparrow **
Pied-billed Grebe Western Scrub-Jay Golden-crowned Sparrow
Double-crested Cormorant **American Crow Dark-eyed Junco
Great Blue Heron Common Raven **Red-winged Blackbird
Great Egret **Black-capped Chickadee House Finch
Bald Eagle Red-breasted Nuthatch **American Goldfinch
Northern Harrier White-breasted Nuthatch


Oct 24 - Ron Friesz: Oct. 23, over 50 Greater White-fronted Geese in new water far end of Carty Unit.

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

Current total weekly sightings: 56

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