Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Oct. 5 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Provincetown report is focused offshore this week. Two Atlantic Puffins were seen on Stellwagen Bank on Oct. 3, along with a Red Phalarope, 2 Cory’s Shearwaters, a Great Shearwater, and a Manx Shearwater.
Birds at Wellfleet Bay sanctuary this week included a Black-Headed Gull, 300 Forster’s Terns, a Red Knot, an Alder Flycatcher, 2 Gray-Cheeked Thrushes, a Dark-Eyed Junco, a Hooded Warbler, an Orange-Crowned Warbler, a Canada Warbler, and a Yellow-Breasted Chat.
Sightings at Fort Hill in Eastham included 58 Great Blue Herons, 38 Great Egrets, 16 Snowy Egrets, 3 Yellow-Crowned Night-Herons, 2 American Golden-Plovers, a Lincoln’s Sparrow, a Mourning Warbler, a Yellow-Breasted Chat, and 2 Gray-Cheeked Thrushes recorded migrating overhead.
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].