Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Aug. 4, included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown this week included a Sabine’s Gull, a Black-headed Gull, a Lesser Black-backed Gull, 80 Cory’s Shearwaters, 30 Great Shearwaters, 130 Sooty Shearwaters, 60 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Whimbrels, a Pectoral Sandpiper, and a Northern Bobwhite.
There was also a Black Guillemot in Provincetown Harbor.
Birds in Nauset Marsh in Eastham included a Royal Tern, 18 Yellow-crowned Night Herons, 12 Black-crowned Night Herons, 12 American Oystercatchers, 520 Semipalmated Plovers, 980 Semipalmated Sandpipers, a Western Sandpiper, 400 Short-billed Dowitchers, 19 Whimbrels, and 19 Saltmarsh Sparrows.
Two Little Blue Herons were seen at Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary.
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].