Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, March 3 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
An incredible flock of 11 Black Vultures was seen in Provincetown on Leap Day, representing an all-time high for the county for this ever-increasing Southern vulture.
The Arctic subspecies of Black Guillemot continues at MacMillan Pier in Provincetown, where other sightings included a Thick-billed Murre, 2 Purple Sandpipers, 3 Ruddy Turnstones, and a Lesser Black-backed Gull.
Excellent sightings continue at Race Point in Provincetown with 3 continuing Pacific Loons, a Short-eared Owl, 13 Thick-billed Murres, 15 Common Murres, 750 Razorbills, 3 Glaucous Gulls, 57 Iceland Gulls, and 65 Snow Buntings reported this week.
A Clay-colored Sparrow and a flock of up to 14 Chipping Sparrows continue at Evergreen Cemetery in Eastham this week.
A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and 36 Ruddy Ducks were sighted at Herring Pond in Eastham.
If you have questions about these sightings, or want to report a sighting, call the Wellfleet Sanctuary at 508-349-2615 or email [email protected].