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
May 19, 2017

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Canada Goose Wilson's Snipe Brown Creeper **
Tundra Swan Eurasian Collared-Dove **House Wren **
Wood Duck Mourning Dove **Pacific Wren **
Gadwall Great Horned Owl **Marsh Wren
American Wigeon Vaux's Swift Bewick's Wren
Mallard Anna's Hummingbird **Swainson's Thrush
Blue-winged Teal **Rufous Hummingbird **American Robin
Cinnamon Teal Red-breasted Sapsucker **European Starling
Northern Shoveler Downy Woodpecker **Cedar Waxwing **
Northern Pintail Northern Flicker Orange-crowned Warbler
Redhead **Western Wood-Pewee Common Yellowthroat
Ruddy Duck Willow Flycatcher **Yellow Warbler **
Pied-billed Grebe Pacific-slope Flycatcher **Wilson's Warbler
Double-crested Cormorant Steller's Jay Dark-eyed Junco
American Bittern California Scrub-Jay Savannah Sparrow
Great Blue Heron American Crow Song Sparrow
Great Egret **Common Raven **Spotted Towhee
Turkey Vulture **Northern Rough-winged Swallow **Western Tanager **
Osprey Purple Martin Black-headed Grosbeak
Bald Eagle Tree Swallow Red-winged Blackbird
Red-tailed Hawk Barn Swallow Yellow-headed Blackbird
Virginia Rail Cliff Swallow Brown-headed Cowbird
Sora Black-capped Chickadee Bullock's Oriole **
American Coot Red-breasted Nuthatch **American Goldfinch **
Sandhill Crane White-breasted Nuthatch

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

Current total weekly sightings: 74

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


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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