Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Aug. 24 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
An American Avocet was photographed flying by Race Point in Provincetown on Aug. 22.
Other sightings there this week included a Parasitic Jaeger, a Lesser Black-Backed Gull, 3 Black Terns, 200 Roseate Terns, 1,200 Common Terns, 10 Wilson’s Storm-Petrels, 6 Cory’s Shearwaters, 1,800 Great Shearwaters, 170 Sooty Shearwaters, 160 Manx Shearwaters, and 20 Northern Gannets.
A Royal Tern was seen nearby at Hatches Harbor in Provincetown.
An American Avocet was found at High Head in Truro on Aug. 24. Nobody knows if it was the same one that flew by Race Point two days earlier.
No Wellfleet or Eastham reports made the list 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].