Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Oct. 26 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
A MacGillivray’s Warbler was found at Fort Hill in Eastham on Oct. 23 and the Bell’s Vireo reported last week continued there until at least Oct. 21.
A Redhead and a Common Gallinule were found at Deborah’s Pond in Eastham this week.
Three Caspian Terns were sighted around town in Eastham.
A Cattle Egret passed Race Point on Oct. 23 and was seen off Vine Street in Provincetown the next day.
Other birds noted at Race Point in Provincetown this week included 2 Little Gulls and a Pacific Loon, plus 2 Northern Pintails, 650 Surf Scoters, 350 White-Winged Scoters, 700 Black Scoters, a Red-Necked Grebe, 13 Razorbills, 3 Parasitic Jaegers, a Black-Legged Kittiwake, 300 Bonaparte’s Gulls, an Iceland Gull, a Caspian Tern, 100 Common Terns, a Cory’s Shearwater, 3 Great Shearwaters, 880 Northern Gannets, and 20 American Pipits.
There was a Whimbrel at the Wellfleet Bay sanctuary.
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].