Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, June 2, included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Bird news from beyond the Outer Cape deserves our attention this week: a Bald Eagle nest with chicks was confirmed in Barnstable recently, representing the first successful nest for this species confirmed on Cape Cod since 1905.
In Provincetown, birds at Race Point this week included a Sandwich Tern, 3 Caspian Terns, a Little Gull, 2 Arctic Terns, a Black Tern, 2 Black-legged Kittiwakes, a Parasitic Jaeger, and 6 Manx Shearwaters.
There was a White-crowned Sparrow in Wellfleet.
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].