Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, March 2 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Sightings in Provincetown Harbor this week included two Thick-Billed Murres, a Black Guillemot, and 2 Purple Sandpipers.
Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a Pacific Loon, 11 Common Murres, 2 Thick-Billed Murres, 240 Razorbills, 2 Black Guillemots, 15 Iceland Gulls, a Short-Eared Owl, a Northern Shrike, a Lapland Longspur, and, we know they’re not birds, but at least 2 North Atlantic Right Whales were also seen.
There was a Blue-Winged Teal in North Truro.
A White-Crowned Sparrow and an Evening Grosbeak were seen in Wellfleet.
A Tufted Duck continues in Great Pond in Eastham this week, where 61 Ruddy Ducks, 20 Ring-Necked Ducks, 2 Red-Throated Loons, and 2 Common Ravens were also noted.
Also, that male Painted Bunting is still visiting a feeder in Eastham. (Meanwhile, a female has just been seen visiting a nearby feeder in Orleans.)
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].