Weekly Bird Sightings

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.

For the Week Beginning
November 17, 2017

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Cackling Goose Northern Harrier California Scrub-Jay
Canada Goose Cooper's Hawk **American Crow
Trumpeter Swan ***cuRed-shouldered Hawk **Black-capped Chickadee
Tundra Swan Red-tailed Hawk Bushtit **
Gadwall American Kestrel White-breasted Nuthatch
American Wigeon Virginia Rail **Pacific Wren **
Mallard American Coot Marsh Wren **
Northern Shoveler Sandhill Crane Golden-crowned Kinglet
Northern Pintail Killdeer Ruby-crowned Kinglet **
Green-winged Teal Wilson's Snipe **American Robin
Ring-necked Duck **Ring-billed Gull **cuVaried Thrush **cu
Bufflehead Herring Gull ***European Starling
Hooded Merganser **Eurasian Collared-Dove **Spotted Towhee
Pied-billed Grebe Great Horned Owl **Fox Sparrow **
Double-crested Cormorant **Belted Kingfisher **Song Sparrow
Great Blue Heron Northern Flicker Harris's Sparrow unr
Great Egret **Northern Shrike ****cuGolden-crowned Sparrow
Bald Eagle Steller's Jay Red-winged Blackbird


Nov 17 - Randy Hill: Many Trumpeter Swans calling near Carty Lake. Shrike was visible to west from Plankhouse. Harris's Sparrow at usual spot near stop #7 parking area.

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

Current total weekly sightings: 54

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Barry Woodruff, Randy Hill


For information contact Roger Windemuth (rogerwindemuth@hotmail.com)

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

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