Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Dec. 7 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Bell’s Vireo at Fort Hill in Eastham was seen as recently as Dec. 1. A late Northern Parula was also seen in Eastham, as were various Eastern Phoebes.
A Western Kingbird has been turning up in yards on Indian Neck in Wellfleet over the last 10 days.
Someone saw a Clay-Colored Sparrow in North Truro.
At Race Point in Provincetown, sightings this week included 17 American Wigeons, 2 Red-Necked Grebes, a Purple Sandpiper, a Western Sandpiper, a White-Rumped Sandpiper, 4 Common Murre, 900 Razorbills, 4 Iceland Gulls, 550 Northern Gannets, a Merlin, a Common Raven, and 30 Snow Buntings.
Eastern Phoebes were also seen around town in Provincetown.
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].