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

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

Current total weekly sightings: 79

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Jennifer Wolcott, Jim Danzenbaker, 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"