Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Nov. 10, included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
An Ancient Murrelet was discovered off Race Point in Provincetown on Monday, just the fourth state record for this seabird from the North Pacific. An apparent Mountain Bluebird was also photographed near Race Point on Nov. 5.
Other sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a Sabine’s Gull, 4 Little Gulls, a Black-headed Gull, 2 Thick-billed Murres, 70 Razorbills, 2 Pomarine Jaegers, 7 Parasitic Jaegers, 500 Bonaparte’s Gulls, 200 Forster’s Terns, 20 Cory’s Shearwaters, 20 Great Shearwaters, and a Sooty Shearwater.
Lingering warblers were reported in various spots up Cape to Truro: Wilson’s, Blue-winged, Black-and-White, Prairie, Black-throated Blue, American Redstart, and Northern Parula.
2 Leach’s Storm-Petrels were seen in Eastham.
There was a Black Vulture 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 e-mail to [email protected]