Bird Sightings

Weekly Bird Sightings


August 29, 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!

Canada Goose Pectoral Sandpiper **Red-breasted Nuthatch **
Wood Duck Long-billed Dowitcher **White-breasted Nuthatch
Gadwall Wilson's Snipe **Brown Creeper **
Mallard Eurasian Collared-Dove **Bewick's Wren
Cinnamon Teal Mourning Dove **House Wren **
Green-winged Teal Vaux's Swift Pacific Wren **
Pied-billed Grebe Belted Kingfisher **Marsh Wren **
American Bittern **Red-breasted Sapsucker ***Swainson's Thrush **
Great Blue Heron Downy Woodpecker **American Robin
Great Egret **Hairy Woodpecker ***cuEuropean Starling
Turkey Vulture Northern Flicker Cedar Waxwing
Osprey Pileated Woodpecker ***cuYellow Warbler ***
Bald Eagle Olive-sided Flycatcher ***Common Yellowthroat
Northern Harrier Western Wood-Pewee **Western Tanager ***
Red-shouldered Hawk ***Willow Flycatcher **Spotted Towhee
Red-tailed Hawk Steller's Jay Savannah Sparrow
American Kestrel Western Scrub-Jay Song Sparrow
Peregrine Falcon **American Crow Lincoln's Sparrow **cu
American Coot Common Raven **White-crowned Sparrow
Semipalmated Plover **Purple Martin **cuBlack-headed Grosbeak ***
Killdeer Tree Swallow **Red-winged Blackbird
Greater Yellowlegs Violet-green Swallow Brewer's Blackbird **
Lesser Yellowlegs **Bank Swallow **Purple Finch **
Semipalmated Sandpiper **Cliff Swallow **House Finch
Western Sandpiper **Barn Swallow American Goldfinch
Least Sandpiper Black-capped Chickadee Evening Grosbeak ***
Baird's Sandpiper ***Chestnut-backed Chickadee **


Aug 30 - Jim Danzenbaker: 1 Bairds Sandpiper on Rest Lake at 8:30am. Red-shouldered Hawk calling from Mountain Ash grove after the Kiwa trail on the auto tour loop.

** Uncommon
*** Occasional
**** Rare
ac Accidental
Cu Only at Carty Unit

Current total weekly sightings: 80

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Al Larrabee, Alex Chmielewski, Barry Woodruff, Jim Danzenbaker, 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"