Archives of Weekly Bird Sightings

Compilation of Bird Sightings for 2011

Weekly Bird Sightings
July 22, 2011

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 (**) or rare (****) birds.
Good Luck and Happy Birding!
Canada Goose Ring-billed Gull *** Swainson's Thrush
Wood Duck ** California Gull *** American Robin
Gadwall ** Caspian Tern *** European Starling
Mallard Eurasian Collared-dove *** cu Cedar Waxwing
Blue-winged Teal ** Mourning Dove Yellow Warbler **
Cinnamon Teal Vaux's Swift ** Common Yellowthroat
Northern Pintail ** Rufous Hummingbird ** Wilson's Warbler ***
Redhead *** Belted Kingfisher ** Western Tanager **
Ruddy Duck *** Downy Woodpecker Spotted Towhee
Pied-billed Grebe Northern Flicker Savannah Sparrow
American White Pelican **** Western Wood-Pewee Song Sparrow
American Bittern ** Willow Flycatcher ** Black-headed Grosbeak
Great Blue Heron Steller's Jay Red-winged Blackbird
Great Egret ** Western Scrub-Jay Yellow-headed Blackbird **
Black-crowned Night-heron *** American Crow Brewer's Blackbird
Turkey Vulture ** Common Raven ** Brown-headed Cowbird
Osprey ** Purple Martin ** cu Purple Finch **
Bald Eagle ** Tree Swallow House Finch
Northern Harrier ** Violet-green Swallow American Goldfinch
Red-tailed Hawk Northern Rough-winged Swallow ** House Sparrow ** cu
American Kestrel Cliff Swallow **  
Peregrine Falcon *** Barn Swallow
Virginia Rail *** Black-capped Chickadee  
Sora ** Bushtit  
American Coot Red-breasted Nuthatch ***  
Sandhill Crane **** White-breasted Nuthatch  
Killdeer Brown Creeper ***  
Greater Yellowlegs *** Bewick's Wren  
Least Sandpiper ** House Wren **  
Long-billed Dowitcher *** Pacific Wren ** ** Uncommon
Wilson's Snipe ** Marsh Wren *** Occasional
  **** Rare
    cu: Seen only at the Carty Unit
    ss: Subspecies
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