Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, April 20 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Lots of birds in Provincetown: Sightings at Race Point this week included 4 Red Phalaropes, a Thick-Billed Murre, 76 Common Murres, a Black Guillemot, a Pacific Loon, 160 Red-Throated Loons, 16 Lesser Black-Backed Gulls, 14 Iceland Gulls, a Glaucous Gull, 2 Northern Fulmar, 2 Manx Shearwaters, and 1,520 Northern Gannets. A Northern Shrike was nearby at Snake Hill. There were flocks of Red Crossbills at many places on the Cape, including 39 in Provincetown.
New spring arrivals on the Cape this week included 2 Black-and-White Warblers in Provincetown.
Among new arrivals in Eastham was a Chimney Swift. Also in Eastham, 2 Leach’s Storm-Petrels were sighted at First Encounter Beach.
In Wellfleet, someone reported an American Tree Sparrow.
Against all odds, there were no reports of rare birds in Truro this week.
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].