Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


July 25, 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 Least Sandpiper **Red-breasted Nuthatch **
Wood Duck Pectoral Sandpiper White-breasted Nuthatch
Gadwall Long-billed Dowitcher **Brown Creeper **
Mallard Wilson's Snipe Bewick's Wren
Cinnamon Teal Ring-billed Gull ***House Wren
Northern Shoveler ***Eurasian Collared-Dove **Pacific Wren **
Northern Pintail **Mourning Dove Marsh Wren
Green-winged Teal **Great Horned Owl **Swainson's Thrush
Hooded Merganser ***Vaux's Swift American Robin
Pied-billed Grebe Anna's Hummingbird ***European Starling
Double-crested Cormorant **Belted Kingfisher **Cedar Waxwing
American Bittern **Red-breasted Sapsucker ***Yellow Warbler **
Great Blue Heron Downy Woodpecker **Common Yellowthroat
Great Egret **Northern Flicker Wilson's Warbler **
Turkey Vulture Olive-sided Flycatcher ***Spotted Towhee
Osprey Western Wood-Pewee Savannah Sparrow
Bald Eagle **Willow Flycatcher **Song Sparrow
Northern Harrier **Steller's Jay Black-headed Grosbeak
Red-tailed Hawk Western Scrub-Jay Lazuli Bunting ***
American Kestrel **American Crow **Red-winged Blackbird
Peregrine Falcon ***Common Raven **Yellow-headed Blackbird
Virginia Rail **Purple Martin **Brewer's Blackbird **
Sora Tree Swallow Brown-headed Cowbird
American Coot Violet-green Swallow Purple Finch **
Semipalmated Plover acBank Swallow ****House Finch
Killdeer Cliff Swallow Red Crossbill ****
Greater Yellowlegs **Barn Swallow Pine Siskin ****
Lesser Yellowlegs ***Black-capped Chickadee American Goldfinch
Western Sandpiper ***Chestnut-backed Chickadee **

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

Current total weekly sightings: 86

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