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
February 17, 2017

Print Weekly Sightings

Cackling Goose Hooded Merganser Northern Flicker
Canada Goose Ruddy Duck American Kestrel
Trumpeter Swan **Pied-billed Grebe Steller's Jay
Tundra Swan Double-crested Cormorant **California Scrub-Jay
Gadwall Great Blue Heron Tree Swallow ***
American Wigeon Northern Harrier Brown Creeper **
Mallard Bald Eagle Pacific Wren
Cinnamon Teal **Red-tailed Hawk Bewick's Wren
Northern Shoveler Rough-legged Hawk ***American Robin
Northern Pintail American Coot European Starling
Green-winged Teal Killdeer **Yellow-rumped Warbler
Ring-necked Duck Wilson's Snipe **Golden-crowned Sparrow
Lesser Scaup Herring Gull **Song Sparrow
Bufflehead Great Horned Owl **Red-winged Blackbird

** 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: 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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