Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


August 28, 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 Semipalmated Sandpiper ***Black-capped Chickadee
Wood Duck Western Sandpiper **Chestnut-backed Chickadee **
Gadwall Least Sandpiper Bushtit **
Mallard Baird's Sandpiper ***Red-breasted Nuthatch **
Cinnamon Teal Pectoral Sandpiper **White-breasted Nuthatch
Northern Shoveler Short-billed Dowitcher ***Brown Creeper **
Northern Pintail Long-billed Dowitcher **Bewick's Wren
Green-winged Teal Wilson's Snipe **Golden-crowned Kinglet
Hooded Merganser **California Gull ***Swainson's Thrush **
Pied-billed Grebe Eurasian Collared-Dove **American Robin
Horned Grebe ****Mourning Dove **European Starling
American White Pelican ****Great Horned Owl **Cedar Waxwing
Double-crested Cormorant **Vaux's Swift Orange-crowned Warbler **
American Bittern **Anna's Hummingbird **Yellow Warbler ***
Great Blue Heron Belted Kingfisher **Black-throated Gray Warbler **
Great Egret **Lewis's Woodpecker acCommon Yellowthroat
Turkey Vulture Red-breasted Sapsucker ***Western Tanager **
Osprey Downy Woodpecker **Spotted Towhee
Northern Harrier Hairy Woodpecker ***Savannah Sparrow
Cooper's Hawk **Northern Flicker Song Sparrow
Red-shouldered Hawk **Pileated Woodpecker ***Lincoln's Sparrow **
Red-tailed Hawk Western Wood-Pewee **Red-winged Blackbird
American Kestrel Willow Flycatcher **Brewer's Blackbird **
Peregrine Falcon **Steller's Jay Brown-headed Cowbird **
American Coot Western Scrub-Jay Purple Finch **
Sandhill Crane American Crow House Finch
Semipalmated Plover ***Common Raven **Pine Siskin ***
Killdeer Tree Swallow **American Goldfinch
Greater Yellowlegs Violet-green Swallow **Evening Grosbeak ***
Lesser Yellowlegs **Bank Swallow **
Solitary Sandpiper ***Barn Swallow


Aug 28 - Jim Danzenbaker: Bank Swallow over Ruddy Lake
Aug 28 - Randy Hill: 6 Sandhill Cranes near stop 12 First of fall Lincolns Sparrow near stop 13
Aug 31 - Roger Windemuth: Michelle Maani sighted a Horned Grebe between markers 10 and 11 in Canvasback Lake.
Sep 2 - Jim Danzenbaker: 10 Pectoral, 1 Semipalmated, 1 Baird's Sandpipers and 5 Semipalmated Plovers on Long Lake in early a.m.
Sep 2 - Cindy McCormack: Lewis' Woodpecker foraging from the dead tops of trees just to the north (across the road) of Long Lake.

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

Current total weekly sightings: 91

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Cindy McCormack, 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"