Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


July 24, 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!

Wood Duck Eurasian Collared-Dove **Chestnut-backed Chickadee **
Gadwall Mourning Dove Bushtit **
Mallard Great Horned Owl **Red-breasted Nuthatch **
Cinnamon Teal Barred Owl ****White-breasted Nuthatch
Northern Shoveler **Vaux's Swift Brown Creeper **
Northern Pintail **Anna's Hummingbird **Bewick's Wren
Pied-billed Grebe Rufous Hummingbird **House Wren
American White Pelican ***Belted Kingfisher **Pacific Wren **
American Bittern **Red-breasted Sapsucker ***Marsh Wren
Great Blue Heron Downy Woodpecker **Swainson's Thrush
Great Egret **Northern Flicker American Robin
Green Heron ***Olive-sided Flycatcher **European Starling
Turkey Vulture Western Wood-Pewee Cedar Waxwing
Osprey Willow Flycatcher **Common Yellowthroat
Bald Eagle **Pacific-slope Flycatcher **Wilson's Warbler **
Northern Harrier Steller's Jay Spotted Towhee
Red-tailed Hawk Western Scrub-Jay Savannah Sparrow
American Kestrel **American Crow **Song Sparrow
Peregrine Falcon **Purple Martin Black-headed Grosbeak
Virginia Rail **Tree Swallow Red-winged Blackbird
Killdeer Violet-green Swallow **Brewer's Blackbird **
Greater Yellowlegs N. Rough-winged Swallow **Brown-headed Cowbird
Long-billed Dowitcher **Bank Swallow ***Purple Finch **
Wilson's Snipe Cliff Swallow House Finch
Ring-billed Gull ***Barn Swallow American Goldfinch
Rock Pigeon **Black-capped Chickadee


Jul 26 - Jim Danzenbaker: 7:15am: Barred Owl flew through entrance canyon but did not perch for viewing.
Jul 30 - Randy Hill: 150 pelicans on Long Lake 07:30-08:30. 2 Bank Swallows over dry Rest Lake positive ID

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

Current total weekly sightings: 77

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