Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Sept. 14 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown this week included a Little Gull, 2 Parasitic Jaegers, 11 Lesser Black-Backed Gulls, a Black Tern, 200 Roseate Terns, 2,400 Common Terns, 2 Forster’s Terns, 17 Great Shearwaters, and 15 Manx Shearwaters.
There was also “a probable sighting” of a Brown Booby.
A Red Crossbill and a Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker were seen at the Wellfleet Bay sanctuary.
A Lincoln’s Sparrow, a Brewster’s Warbler, and a Yellow-Breasted Chat were at Fort Hill in Eastham.
An American White Pelican was photographed in flight over Mill Pond in Orleans on Sept. 8. We know that’s not technically our territory, but we think there’s a chance it was at some point in Eastham’s airspace.
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].