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"Trip Log ... December 29, 2012"
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 !!!

Cold overcast day with very brief sun breaks and even some drizzle ... went to count birds CBC style ... did not count overhead flying geese however as there was hunting going on at Bachelor Island.

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

  1. American Kestrel ... 3
  2. American Wigeon ... 18
  3. American Coot ... 792
  4. Bald Eagle ... 3
  5. Belted Kingfisher ... 1
  6. Black Phoebe ... 1
  7. Black-capped Chickadee ... 9
  8. Bufflehead ... 37
  9. Bushtit ... 9
  10. Cackling Geese ... 647
  11. Canada Geese ... 76
  12. Cinnamon Teal ... 1
  13. Double-crested Cormorant ... 1
  14.   Eurasian Wigeon ... 1
  15. European Starling ... 50
  16. Fox Sparrow ... 1
  17. Gadwall ... 11
  18. Great Blue Heron ... 10
  19. Great Egret ... 5
  20. Green-winged Teal ... 43
  21. Golden-crowned Sparrow ... 42
  22. Herring Gull ... 2
  23. Hooded Merganser ... 5
  24. Killdeer ... 2
  25. Lesser Scaup ... 13
  26. Lincoln Sparrow ... 1
  27. Long-billed Dowitcher ... 5
  28. Mallard ... 34
  29. Marsh Wren ... 7
  30. Northern Harrier ... 4
  31. Northern Pintail ... 583
  32. Northern Shoveler ... 103
  33. Pied-billed Grebe ... 5
  34.   Red-tailed Hawk ... 24
  35. Red-winged Blackbird ... 18
  36. Ring-necked Duck ... 26
  37. Ruby-crowned Kinglet ... 1
  38. Ruddy Duck ... 41
  39. Sandhill Crane ... 1
  40. Song Sparrow ... 50
  41. Spotted Towhee ... 1
  42. Tundra Swan ... 513
  43. Virginia Rail ... 1
  44. Western Scrub-jay ... 3
  45. White-breasted Nuthatch ... 1

 
Eurasian Wigeon ... More Eurasian Wigeon images

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Eurasian Wigeon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken December 29, 2012.


Red-tailed Hawk ... More Red-tailed Hawk images

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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken December 29, 2012.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken December 29, 2012.


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