Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


June 26, 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 Eurasian Collared-Dove **White-breasted Nuthatch
Gadwall Mourning Dove Brown Creeper **
Mallard Great Horned Owl **Bewick's Wren
Cinnamon Teal Vaux's Swift Marsh Wren
Pied-billed Grebe Belted Kingfisher **Swainson's Thrush
American White Pelican ***Downy Woodpecker **American Robin
American Bittern **Northern Flicker European Starling
Great Blue Heron Pileated Woodpecker ***Cedar Waxwing
Great Egret **Olive-sided Flycatcher **Common Yellowthroat
Turkey Vulture Western Wood-Pewee Wilson's Warbler **
Osprey Willow Flycatcher **Spotted Towhee
Bald Eagle **Warbling Vireo ***Savannah Sparrow
Northern Harrier Steller's Jay Song Sparrow
Red-tailed Hawk Western Scrub-Jay Black-headed Grosbeak
American Kestrel **American Crow **Red-winged Blackbird
Virginia Rail **Purple Martin Brewer's Blackbird **
Sandhill Crane ***Tree Swallow Brown-headed Cowbird
Killdeer N. Rough-winged Swallow **House Finch
Greater Yellowlegs Cliff Swallow Lesser Goldfinch ***
Western Sandpiper **Barn Swallow American Goldfinch
Least Sandpiper Black-capped Chickadee
Wilson's Snipe Red-breasted Nuthatch **


Jun 29 - Al Larrabee: Rest Lake..250 peep, 11 yellowlegs, 30 killdeer, 9 virginia rail (7 young, 2 adult)
Jun 30 - Roger Windemuth: Michelle Maani reported five birds not on the list. 3 Bewicks Wren, 1 Warbling Vireo, 3 N. Rough-winged Swallow, 3 Downy Woodpeckers, and 1 House Finch.

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

Current total weekly sightings: 64

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Al Larrabee, Barry Woodruff, Bob Flores, Jennifer Wolcott, Roger Windemuth


For information contact Roger Windemuth

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