Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


May 22, 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!

Canada Goose American Coot Barn Swallow
Wood Duck Sandhill Crane Black-capped Chickadee
Gadwall Killdeer Red-breasted Nuthatch **
American Wigeon Least Sandpiper **White-breasted Nuthatch
Mallard Long-billed Dowitcher **Brown Creeper **
Blue-winged Teal **Wilson's Snipe Bewick's Wren
Cinnamon Teal Wilson's Phalarope ****House Wren **
Northern Shoveler Red-necked Phalarope ***Pacific Wren **
Northern Pintail Rock Pigeon **Marsh Wren
Green-winged Teal Eurasian Collared-Dove **Swainson's Thrush
Redhead **Mourning Dove **American Robin
Ring-necked Duck Vaux's Swift European Starling
Lesser Scaup Rufous Hummingbird **Cedar Waxwing **
Bufflehead Belted Kingfisher **Yellow Warbler **
Hooded Merganser Downy Woodpecker **Common Yellowthroat
Pied-billed Grebe Hairy Woodpecker ***Wilson's Warbler
Double-crested Cormorant Northern Flicker Western Tanager **
American Bittern Olive-sided Flycatcher **Spotted Towhee
Great Blue Heron Western Wood-Pewee Savannah Sparrow
Great Egret **Willow Flycatcher **Song Sparrow
Turkey Vulture **Steller's Jay Black-headed Grosbeak
Osprey Western Scrub-Jay Red-winged Blackbird
Bald Eagle American Crow Yellow-headed Blackbird
Northern Harrier Common Raven **Brown-headed Cowbird
Red-tailed Hawk Purple Martin Purple Finch **
American Kestrel Tree Swallow House Finch
Virginia Rail N. Rough-winged Swallow **American Goldfinch **
Sora Cliff Swallow


May 22 - Ron Friesz: Pair of Wilson's Phalaropes in South Big Lake on 5-21-15 about 1130.
May 23 - John Bishop: 2 Wilson's Phalaropes still at S. Big Lake

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

Current total weekly sightings: 83

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Al Larrabee, Barry Woodruff, Bob Flores, John Bishop, Ron Friesz


For information contact Roger Windemuth

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