Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


May 29, 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 Eurasian Collared-Dove **Bewick's Wren
Wood Duck Mourning Dove **House Wren **
Gadwall Great Horned Owl **Marsh Wren
Mallard Anna's Hummingbird **Swainson's Thrush
Blue-winged Teal **Belted Kingfisher **American Robin
Cinnamon Teal Downy Woodpecker **European Starling
Northern Shoveler Northern Flicker Cedar Waxwing **
Bufflehead Western Wood-Pewee Yellow Warbler **
Pied-billed Grebe Willow Flycatcher **Common Yellowthroat
American White Pelican ***Steller's Jay Wilson's Warbler
American Bittern Western Scrub-Jay Spotted Towhee
Great Blue Heron American Crow Savannah Sparrow
Great Egret **Purple Martin Song Sparrow
Turkey Vulture **Tree Swallow Black-headed Grosbeak
Osprey Cliff Swallow Red-winged Blackbird
Red-tailed Hawk Barn Swallow Purple Finch **
Virginia Rail Black-capped Chickadee House Finch
Killdeer Red-breasted Nuthatch **American Goldfinch **
Wilson's Snipe White-breasted Nuthatch

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

Current total weekly sightings: 56

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Alex Chmielewski, 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"