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
April 21, 2017

Print Weekly Sightings

Cackling Goose Pied-billed Grebe American Kestrel
Canada Goose American White Pelican ***California Scrub-Jay
Tundra Swan American Bittern Purple Martin
Gadwall Great Blue Heron Tree Swallow
American Wigeon Turkey Vulture **Barn Swallow
Mallard Osprey American Robin
Cinnamon Teal Bald Eagle European Starling
Northern Shoveler Red-tailed Hawk Common Yellowthroat
Green-winged Teal Sora Yellow-rumped Warbler
Redhead **American Coot Golden-crowned Sparrow
Ring-necked Duck Wilson's Snipe Savannah Sparrow
Lesser Scaup Mourning Dove **Song Sparrow
Bufflehead Great Horned Owl **Spotted Towhee
Ruddy Duck Northern Flicker Red-winged Blackbird


Apr 21 - Al Larrabee: 24 pelicans--6 on Rest lake, others flyby 2 cackling geese with readable bands

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

Current total weekly sightings: 42

Sightings this week so far have been submitted by: Al Larrabee


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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