Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


October 24, 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!

Greater White-fronted Goose **cuNorthern Harrier Marsh Wren **
Cackling Goose Red-tailed Hawk Golden-crowned Kinglet
Canada Goose American Kestrel American Robin
Gadwall American Coot European Starling
American Wigeon Sandhill Crane American Pipit
Mallard Wilson's Snipe **Cedar Waxwing
Cinnamon Teal Herring Gull ***Yellow-rumped Warbler **
Northern Shoveler Glaucous-winged Gull ***Spotted Towhee
Northern Pintail Great Horned Owl **Savannah Sparrow
Green-winged Teal Belted Kingfisher **Song Sparrow
Ring-necked Duck **Northern Flicker Lincoln's Sparrow **
Bufflehead Steller's Jay Golden-crowned Sparrow
Pied-billed Grebe Western Scrub-Jay Dark-eyed Junco
Double-crested Cormorant **American Crow Red-winged Blackbird
Great Blue Heron Black-capped Chickadee House Finch
Great Egret **Brown Creeper **American Goldfinch
Bald Eagle Pacific Wren **


Oct 24 - Ron Friesz: Oct. 23, over 50 Greater White-fronted Geese in new water far end of Carty Unit.

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

Current total weekly sightings: 50

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


For information contact Roger Windemuth

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