Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, April 14, included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
An Indigo Bunting was seen in Provincetown this week.
Birds at Race Point in Provincetown included a Pacific Loon, 261 Common Murres, 470 Razorbills, 9 Laughing Gulls, 7 Iceland Gulls, a Lesser Black-backed Gull, 280 Red-throated Loons, 32 Common Loons, 1,775 Northern Gannets, and a Broad-winged Hawk. And we know they’re not birds, but this: a mother and calf North Atlantic Right Whale was confirmed off the Race as well.
A Swallow-tailed Kite and a Sandhill Crane were seen in North Truro this week. In other Truro news this week: someone saw a Baltimore Oriole.
A Brown Pelican was filmed off Lecount Hollow in Wellfleet; possibly the same bird was later seen on Nantucket.
A Tricolored Heron continued at Coast Guard Beach in Eastham this week.
An American Bittern, 2 Northern Bobwhites, a Wilson’s Snipe, an American Kestrel, a Winter Wren, a Seaside Sparrow, a Nelson’s Sparrow, 2 Marsh Wrens, and 4 Eastern Meadowlarks were among the sightings at Fort Hill in Eastham this week.
If you have questions about these sightings, or want to report a sighting, call the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary at 508-349-2615 or send an email to [email protected].