Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Jan. 5, included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Truro Christmas Bird count was held on Dec. 30, with highlights including a Hoary Redpoll, a Greater Yellowlegs, a Common Murre, a Thick-Billed Murre, and a Dovekie at Lieutenant Island in Wellfleet, an Indigo Bunting and a King Eider elsewhere in Wellfleet, a Eurasian Green-Winged Teal, a Great Shearwater, 4 Tree Swallows, 2 Eastern Phoebes, and 2 White-Winged Crossbills in Truro, and many reports of Evening Grosbeaks, Red Crossbills, and Common Redpolls in various places.
Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included 3 Pacific Loons, 26 Red-Necked Grebes, 10 Dovekies, 35 Common Murres, 255 Razorbills, a Black Guillemot, 14 Iceland Gulls, and 68 Black-Legged Kittiwakes.
Lingering Baltimore Orioles were reported in several places from the Mid Cape to Truro.
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]