Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, May 11 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Cattle Egret is still hanging around at Fort Hill in Eastham.
Same with the Common Merganser at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a Little Gull, a Glaucous Gull, an Arctic Tern, 12 Piping Plovers, and 3 Manx Shearwaters.
Also, a Cape May Warbler and a Blue Grosbeak were seen in the Beech Forest in Provincetown.
We don’t have exact locations, but the Audubon reports spring arrivals continuing to increase in numbers, with Black-and-White Warblers, Northern Parulas, Common Yellowthroats, and Blue-Headed Vireos becoming regular sightings over the past 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].