Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
Pacific Region

Recreation - Wildlife Observation

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is a truly amazing showcase for the birds of the Pacific Flyway. Birding exeriences vary by season of the year. The Refuge is best known for the large wintering concentrations of migratory waterfowl. However, the Refuge hosts significant populations of migratory songbirds, shorebirds, waterbirds, and raptors. Resident Refuge wildlife include deer, otter, muskrat, numerous small mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. To see a wildlife list for the Refuge follow this link: Wildlife Checklist.

Follow these links to learn more about recreation opportunities on the Refuge:

Special Events

General Recreation Map

Wildlife Observation

Waterfowl Hunting


Auto Tour Route

Plankhouse & Cultural Resources




Last updated: April 29, 2010