Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


April 11, 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 Killdeer Brown Creeper **
Canada Goose Greater Yellowlegs **Bewick's Wren
Wood Duck Lesser Yellowlegs ***Pacific Wren **
Gadwall Dunlin **Marsh Wren
American Wigeon Long-billed Dowitcher **Golden-crowned Kinglet
Mallard Wilson's Snipe Ruby-crowned Kinglet **
Blue-winged Teal **Eurasian Collared-Dove **American Robin
Cinnamon Teal Mourning Dove **cuVaried Thrush ***
Northern Shoveler Great Horned Owl **European Starling
Northern Pintail Anna's Hummingbird **cuOrange-crowned Warbler
Green-winged Teal Rufous Hummingbird **Yellow-rumped Warbler
Ring-necked Duck Belted Kingfisher **Black-throated Gray Warbler **
Lesser Scaup Red-breasted Sapsucker **Common Yellowthroat
Bufflehead Downy Woodpecker **Spotted Towhee
Hooded Merganser Northern Flicker Savannah Sparrow
California Quail ****cuPileated Woodpecker ***Fox Sparrow **cu
Pied-billed Grebe Hutton's Vireo ***Song Sparrow
Great Blue Heron Steller's Jay White-crowned Sparrow **cu
Great Egret **Western Scrub-Jay Golden-crowned Sparrow
Turkey Vulture **American Crow **Dark-eyed Junco
Osprey Common Raven **Red-winged Blackbird
Bald Eagle Tree Swallow Yellow-headed Blackbird
Northern Harrier Violet-green Swallow Brown-headed Cowbird
Red-tailed Hawk Barn Swallow Purple Finch **
Virginia Rail Black-capped Chickadee House Finch
Sora Chestnut-backed Chickadee **Lesser Goldfinch ****
American Coot Red-breasted Nuthatch **American Goldfinch
Sandhill Crane White-breasted Nuthatch


Apr 14 - Randy Hill: Quail calling north of Carty office
Apr 16 - Roger Windemuth: Mary Kitchel, a birder who has recently been added to the Bird Sighting list, has added four birds to the list, Osprey, Kingfisher, Raven, WB Nuthatch.

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

Current total weekly sightings: 83

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Alex Chmielewski, Jim Danzenbaker, Randy Hill, 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"