Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


February 27, 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!

Cackling Goose Red-tailed Hawk Red-breasted Nuthatch **
Canada Goose American Kestrel White-breasted Nuthatch
Tundra Swan Virginia Rail **Brown Creeper **
Gadwall American Coot Bewick's Wren
American Wigeon Sandhill Crane Pacific Wren
Mallard Killdeer **Marsh Wren **
Northern Shoveler Greater Yellowlegs ***Golden-crowned Kinglet
Northern Pintail Lesser Yellowlegs ****American Robin
Green-winged Teal Dunlin **European Starling
Ring-necked Duck Long-billed Dowitcher ***Yellow-rumped Warbler
Lesser Scaup Wilson's Snipe **Spotted Towhee
Bufflehead Mourning Dove **Song Sparrow
Hooded Merganser Great Horned Owl **Golden-crowned Sparrow
Ruddy Duck Northern Flicker Red-winged Blackbird
Pied-billed Grebe Steller's Jay House Finch
Double-crested Cormorant **Western Scrub-Jay Pine Siskin ***
Great Blue Heron American Crow American Goldfinch
Bald Eagle Tree Swallow ***
Northern Harrier Black-capped Chickadee

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

Current total weekly sightings: 55

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Barry Woodruff


For information contact Roger Windemuth

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