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"Trip Log ... May 11, 2013"
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 !!!

Slightly overcast humid "summer" day with temps near 80 ... went to check out the shorebird ...

Species seen, heard, or photographed ... (in alphabetical order):

  1. American Coot
  2.   American Pipit
  3. American Robin
  4. Bald Eagle
  5. Barn Swallow
  6. Black-headed Grosbeak
  7. Bufflehead
  8. Canada Goose
  9. Cinnamon Teal
  10. Common Yellowthroat
  11.   Dunlin
  12.   European Starling
  13. Gadwall
  14. Great Blue Heron
  15. Great Egret
  16. Green-winged TEal
  17. Hermit Thrush
  18. Killdeer
  19.   Least Sandpiper
  20. Lesser Scaup
  21.   Long-billed Dowitcher
  22. Mallard
  23. Marsh Wren
  24. Northern Shoveler
  25. Pectoral Sandpiper
  26. Pied-billed Grebe
  27. Purple Martin
  28. Red-tailed Hawk
  29. Red-winged Blackbird
  30. Savannah Sparrow
  31.   Semipalmated Plover
  32. Song Sparrow
  33. Tree Swallow
  34.   Western Sandpiper
  35. Yellow-headed Blackbird

 
American Pipit ... More American Pipit images

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American Pipit. Canvasback Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 3, 2013.
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American Pipit. Canvasback Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 3, 2013.
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American Pipit. Canvasback Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 3, 2013.


Dunlin ... More Dunlin images

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Dunlin. Canvasback Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 3, 2013.


European Starling ... More European Starling images

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European Starling family. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 3, 2013.
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European Starling family. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 3, 2013.
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European Starling family. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 3, 2013.


Least Sandpiper ... More Least Sandpiper images

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Least Sandpiper. Canvasback Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 3, 2013.


Long-billed Dowitcher ... More Long-billed Dowitcher images

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Long-billed Dowitchers. Canvasback Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 3, 2013.
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Long-billed Dowitcher. Canvasback Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 3, 2013.
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Long-billed Dowitcher. Canvasback Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 3, 2013.


Semipalmated Plover ... More Semipalmated Plover images

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Semipalmated Plover and Least Sandpiper. Canvasback Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 3, 2013.


Western Sandpiper ... More Western Sandpiper images

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Western Sandpiper. Canvasback Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 3, 2013.


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