Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


April 18, 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 Sora Chestnut-backed Chickadee **
Canada Goose American Coot Bushtit **
Wood Duck Sandhill Crane Red-breasted Nuthatch **
Gadwall Black-bellied Plover ***White-breasted Nuthatch
Eurasian Wigeon **Killdeer Brown Creeper **
American Wigeon Greater Yellowlegs **Bewick's Wren
Mallard Lesser Yellowlegs ***Pacific Wren **
Blue-winged Teal **Dunlin **Marsh Wren
Cinnamon Teal Wilson's Snipe Ruby-crowned Kinglet **
Northern Shoveler Eurasian Collared-Dove **American Robin
Northern Pintail Mourning Dove **European Starling
Green-winged Teal Great Horned Owl **Orange-crowned Warbler
Ring-necked Duck Anna's Hummingbird **Yellow-rumped Warbler
Lesser Scaup Rufous Hummingbird **Common Yellowthroat
Bufflehead Belted Kingfisher **Spotted Towhee
Hooded Merganser Red-breasted Sapsucker **Savannah Sparrow
Pied-billed Grebe Downy Woodpecker **Song Sparrow
American White Pelican ***Northern Flicker Lincoln's Sparrow **
American Bittern Steller's Jay White-crowned Sparrow **
Great Blue Heron Western Scrub-Jay Golden-crowned Sparrow
Great Egret **American Crow **Red-winged Blackbird
Turkey Vulture **Purple Martin **Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bald Eagle Tree Swallow Brown-headed Cowbird
Northern Harrier Violet-green Swallow Purple Finch **
Red-tailed Hawk Barn Swallow House Finch
Virginia Rail Black-capped Chickadee Evening Grosbeak ***

** Uncommon
*** Occasional
**** Rare
ac Accidental
Cu Only at Carty Unit

Current total weekly sightings: 78

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Al Larrabee, 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"