[Tweeters] Ridgefield NWR "S" Unit

Cindy McCormack nwbirder at gmail.com
Wed Sep 2 20:03:53 PDT 2015

Hi everybody!

Checklist today from Ridgefield (just to follow up my report of Lewis'
Woodpecker on the route today). Met up with a lot of birders on the refuge
today which made for a fun day!

Missed some of the shorebirds Jim picked up this morning, but did add a
Solitary Sandpiper.



Ridgefield NWR--River 'S' Unit, Clark, Washington, US
Sep 2, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.5 mile(s)
Comments: Intermittent rain.
76 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose 34
Wood Duck 21
Gadwall 30
Mallard 85
Cinnamon Teal 6
Northern Shoveler 2
Northern Pintail 1
Green-winged Teal 45
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Double-crested Cormorant 2
American White Pelican 96
American Bittern 1
Great Blue Heron 15
Great Egret 12
Turkey Vulture 9
Osprey 3
Northern Harrier 5
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 3
American Coot 6
Killdeer 18
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 7
Lesser Yellowlegs 5
Least Sandpiper 30
Pectoral Sandpiper 7
Western Sandpiper 45
peep sp. 50
Short-billed Dowitcher 1 One bird spent some time apart in a fairly near
location, was able to observe with scope. It appeared more slender that
the other dowitchers, flat-backed and not as round under. Terts were
filled with rich red "tiger-stripes" in addition to the fringe color.
Long-billed Dowitcher 24
Wilson's Snipe 38
Eurasian Collared-Dove 3
Mourning Dove 2
Great Horned Owl 1
Vaux's Swift 70
Anna's Hummingbird 3
Belted Kingfisher 3
Lewis's Woodpecker 1 Saw crow-like flight and flycatching behavior
(which caught my attention). Dark-winged/backed woodpecker perching at the
dead, bare portions of large ash trees. Flycatching occasionally from
perches. Some foraging from surface of branches. When viewed from
binoculars and scope, could see the greenish sheen to back, silver complete
collar, dark face that showed red when the light hit it right, pinkish red
breast/abdomen. Stiff, pointed tail feathers also noted. Photos available.
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 6
Pileated Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 4
Peregrine Falcon 1
Western Wood-Pewee 7
Willow Flycatcher 5
Steller's Jay 2
Western Scrub-Jay 6
American Crow 5
Common Raven 2
Violet-green Swallow 125
Bank Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 300
swallow sp. 250
Black-capped Chickadee 42
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 4
Bushtit 17
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 16 Minimum cumulative count from the loop.
Brown Creeper 8
Bewick's Wren 11
Golden-crowned Kinglet 8
Swainson's Thrush 6
American Robin 12
European Starling 450
Cedar Waxwing 52
Common Yellowthroat 29
Black-throated Gray Warbler 3
Savannah Sparrow 8
Song Sparrow 38
Spotted Towhee 9
Western Tanager 8
Red-winged Blackbird 63
House Finch 2
Pine Siskin 3
American Goldfinch 27
Evening Grosbeak 6

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This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

*_________________Cindy McCormackVancouver, WAnwbirderatgmailcom*
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