Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, July 20 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
A Royal Tern was sighted at Stellwagen Bank.
Race Point in Provincetown was quieter this week. Among the birds reported were a Parasitic Jaeger, 150 Least Terns, 800 Common Terns, 20 Roseate Terns, 35 Wilson’s Storm-Petrels, 6 Cory’s Shearwaters, 125 Great Shearwaters, 35 Sooty Shearwaters, and 4 Manx Shearwaters.
There was a Common Gallinule in North Truro.
No unusual birds reported in Wellfleet, apparently.
Birds in and around Nauset Marsh in Eastham included a Northern Bobwhite, 3 Clapper Rails, a Whimbrel, 3 Yellow-Crowned Night-Herons, a Glossy Ibis, 2 Willow Flycatchers, 2 Seaside Sparrows, and 11 Saltmarsh Sparrows.
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].