Initiating the Season: Birding at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
On February 29, Creation Encounter leaders and participants gathered to initiate the tour season with a bird watching expedition at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Nestled along the northern banks of the Columbia River, this refuge is a marvelously rich wintering ground for dozens of bird species. Canada geese, great blue herons, owls, numerous duck species, and a host of other birds are year-round residents, while sandhill cranes, various songbirds, and others visit this area during their annual migrations. With over 5,200 acres of marshes, grasslands, and woodlands, this area harbors a rich ecosystem abundant with mammals, amphibians, and reptiles beside the vast bird populations for which this refuge is known. Enjoy our expedition with us by seeing our photograph album on Facebook!
See our Facebook album for more pictures, descriptions, and photograph attributions.