Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


September 12, 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!

Canada Goose Wilson's Snipe **Swainson's Thrush **
Wood Duck Mourning Dove **Hermit Thrush ***
Gadwall Great Horned Owl **American Robin
American Wigeon Vaux's Swift European Starling
Mallard Belted Kingfisher **American Pipit
Cinnamon Teal Downy Woodpecker **Cedar Waxwing
Northern Shoveler Northern Flicker Orange-crowned Warbler **
Northern Pintail Willow Flycatcher **Yellow Warbler ***
Green-winged Teal Warbling Vireo **Yellow-rumped Warbler **
Pied-billed Grebe Steller's Jay Black-throated Gray Warbler **
American Bittern **Western Scrub-Jay Common Yellowthroat
Great Blue Heron American Crow Western Tanager ***
Great Egret **Common Raven **Spotted Towhee
Green Heron ***Tree Swallow **Savannah Sparrow
Osprey Violet-green Swallow Fox Sparrow **
Bald Eagle Barn Swallow Song Sparrow
Northern Harrier Black-capped Chickadee Lincoln's Sparrow **
Red-tailed Hawk Chestnut-backed Chickadee **White-crowned Sparrow
American Kestrel Red-breasted Nuthatch **Golden-crowned Sparrow
Merlin ***White-breasted Nuthatch Red-winged Blackbird
Peregrine Falcon **Brown Creeper **Brewer's Blackbird **
American Coot Bewick's Wren Purple Finch **
Killdeer Pacific Wren **House Finch
Spotted Sandpiper ***Marsh Wren **Pine Siskin ***
Least Sandpiper Golden-crowned Kinglet American Goldfinch
Pectoral Sandpiper **Ruby-crowned Kinglet **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: Jennifer Wolcott, 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"