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American Wigeon, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 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 !!!

The following are images captured of the American Wigeon, arranged monthly. Not all images of the American Wigeon are shown here, more may be found scattered in 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, 2009 ... January 23, 2009, Trip Log

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American Wigeon, pair. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2009.
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American Wigeon, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2009.


February 20, 2009 ... February 20, 2009, Trip Log

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American Wigeon, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 20, 2009.
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American Wigeon, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 20, 2009.


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

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


April 26, 2008 ... April 26, 2008, Trip Log

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American Wigeon, male. On Long Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, April 26, 2008.


October 22, 2007 ... October 22 and 23, 2007, Trip Log

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American Wigeon, male. On Long Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 22, 2007.
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American Wigeon, male. On Long Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 22, 2007.
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American Wigeon pair. On Long Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 22, 2007.


November 23, 2008 ... with Eurasian Wigeon ... November 23, 2008, Trip Log

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Eurasian Wigeon and American Wigeon. The Eurasian Wigeon has the reddish head, the American Wigeon has the green stripe. On Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.
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American Wigeon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.


November 24, 2008 ... November 24, 2008, Trip Log

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


November 30, 2008 ... November 30, 2008, Trip Log

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American Wigeon, pair. Day foggy and overcast and grey. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 30, 2008.


December 5, 2008 ... December 5, 2008, Trip Log

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American Wigeon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 2008.
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American Wigeon, male (left) and female (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 2008.
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American Wigeon, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 2008.



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