Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Jan. 12, included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
In town from the West, a Western Kingbird has been visiting a yard in Eastham this week.
A remarkable flight of at least 61 Atlantic Puffins was documented at First Encounter Beach in Eastham on Jan. 7, along with 40 Dovekies and 488 Razorbills.
Individual Hoary Redpolls were found this week among increasingly large Common Redpoll flocks in Wellfleet, which have numbered from 90 to 200 this week.
The Evening Grosbeaks are also still in Wellfleet.
Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a Pacific Loon, an Atlantic Puffin, 30 Dovekies, 142 Common Murres, 5 Thick-Billed Murres, a Black Guillemot, 20 Iceland Gulls, and a Bohemian Waxwing at nearby Herring Cove.
Truro birdwatchers must have been worn out by their Christmas count, as no Truro sightings were included in this week’s report.
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].