Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


March 27, 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!

Cackling Goose Red-tailed Hawk Tree Swallow
Canada Goose American Kestrel N. Rough-winged Swallow **
Wood Duck Virginia Rail Black-capped Chickadee
Gadwall American Coot Red-breasted Nuthatch **
American Wigeon Sandhill Crane White-breasted Nuthatch
Mallard Killdeer Brown Creeper **
Cinnamon Teal Greater Yellowlegs **Bewick's Wren
Northern Shoveler Lesser Yellowlegs ***Pacific Wren **
Northern Pintail Least Sandpiper **Marsh Wren
Green-winged Teal Dunlin **American Robin
Ring-necked Duck Wilson's Snipe Varied Thrush ***
Lesser Scaup Mourning Dove **European Starling
Bufflehead Great Horned Owl **Yellow-rumped Warbler
Hooded Merganser Vaux's Swift Common Yellowthroat
Ruddy Duck Anna's Hummingbird **Spotted Towhee
Pied-billed Grebe Rufous Hummingbird **Savannah Sparrow
Double-crested Cormorant Belted Kingfisher **Song Sparrow
American Bittern Downy Woodpecker **White-crowned Sparrow **
Great Blue Heron Northern Flicker Golden-crowned Sparrow
Great Egret **Pileated Woodpecker ***Red-winged Blackbird
Turkey Vulture **Steller's Jay House Finch
Bald Eagle Western Scrub-Jay
Northern Harrier American Crow


Mar 28 - Lyn Topinka: Cinnamon Teal reported by Wilson C.

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

Current total weekly sightings: 67

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Al Larrabee, Barry Woodruff, Bob Flores, Lyn Topinka


For information contact Roger Windemuth

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