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American Coot. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.

The River "S" Unit of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge has a 4.2 mile auto tour route and 1.5 mile seasonal hiking trail. The auto tour is an excellent way to see the Refuge. A pair of binoculars is a must and a camera makes it even more fun !!!

Coots are numerous around the Refuge "Auto Tour" and babies galore to be seen in late May and June.

The following are images captured of the American Coot, arranged monthly. Not all American Coot images shot on the trips are shown here, many more are found throughout the "Trip Logs". Also, link out to the "Trip Logs" to see more images of various birds, wildflowers, and wildlife seen each day.

 
January 23, 2008 ... January 23, 2008, Trip Log

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American Coot walking on ice, South Big Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2008.
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American Coot, going for a walk, frozen Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2008.


January 24, 2008 ... January 24, 2008, Trip Log

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American Coot. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 24, 2008.


January 30, 2012 ... January 30, 2012, Trip Log

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American Coot. Overcast cool breezy winter day with occasional sunbreaks. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken January 30, 2012.


February 16, 2008 ... February 16, 2008, Trip Log

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American Coot. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 16, 2008.


February 28, 2008 ... February 28, 2008, Trip Log

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American Coot. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 28, 2008.


March 5, 2008 ... March 5, 2008, Trip Log

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American Coot. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.
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American Coot. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 5, 2008.


March 8, 2008 ... March 8, 2008, Trip Log

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American Coot. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.
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American Coot. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, March 8, 2008.


April 20, 2007 ... April 20, 2007, Trip Log

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American Coot. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 20, 2007.


May 8, 2007 ... May 8, 2007, Trip Log

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American Coot. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 8, 2007.


May 26, 2007 ... babies !!! ... May 26, 2007, Trip Log

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American Coot adult with chicks. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 26, 2007.
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American Coot, nest with chicks (left), and American Coot chick (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 26, 2007.
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American Coot adult and chick. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 26, 2007.
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American Coot chick. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 26, 2007.
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American Coot chick. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 26, 2007.


June 3, 2007 ... June 3, 2007, Trip Log

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American Coot, adult with baby. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 3, 2007.
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American Coot, adult with baby. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 3, 2007.
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American Coot baby. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 3, 2007.


June 5, 2008 ... nest ... June 5, 2008, Trip Log

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American Coot nest. On Rest Lake. View from the Bird Blind. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 5, 2008.
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American Coot on nest. On Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 5, 2008.


June 12, 2007 ... June 12, 2007, Trip Log

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American Coot, adult and baby. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 12, 2007.
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American Coot, adult with baby. Image enlarged 200%. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 12, 2007.


June 20, 2007 ... June 19 and 20, 2007, Trip Log

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American Coot, adult with chick. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 20, 2007.


June 26, 2007 ... June 26, 2007, Trip Log

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American Coot, adult with baby. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 26, 2007.
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American Coot, adult feeding younger baby (left) and with older baby approaching (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 26, 2007.
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American Coot, adult with older baby. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 26, 2007.
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American Coot, older baby. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, June 26, 2007.


July 1, 2007 ... July 1, 2007, Trip Log

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American Coot, adult. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken, July 1, 2007.
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American Coot, youngster. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken, July 1, 2007.


... chick ... July 1, 2007, Trip Log

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American Coot chick. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken, July 1, 2007.
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American Coot chick. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken, July 1, 2007.


July 6, 2010 ... July 6, 2010, Trip Log

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American Coot, baby. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 6, 2010.
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American Coot, baby. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 6, 2010.


July 7, 2007 ... July 7, 2007, Trip Log

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American Coot, adult feeding chick. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 7, 2007.
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American Coot, adult with two chicks. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 7, 2007.
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American Coot, adult with two chicks. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 7, 2007.
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American Coot, two chicks. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 7, 2007.


... youngster ... July 7, 2007, Trip Log

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American Coot, youngster. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 7, 2007.
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American Coot, youngster. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 7, 2007.


August 1, 2009 ... August 1, 2009, Trip Log

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American Coot, youngster. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 1, 2009.
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American Coot, youngster. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 1, 2009.


September 7, 2011 ... September 7, 2011, Trip Log

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American Coot. Bower Slough. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken September 7, 2011.


November 23, 2007 ... November 23, 2007, Trip Log

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American Coots, feeding. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2007.



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