Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Dec. 21 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Bell’s Vireo was rediscovered at Fort Hill in Eastham this week.
At Race Point in Provincetown, sightings this week included a Pacific Loon, a Manx Shearwater, an Atlantic Puffin, a Western Sandpiper, 4 Dovekies, a Thick-Billed Murre, 34 Common Murres, a Black Guillemot, 1,348 Razorbills, 410 Black-Legged Kittiwakes, a Glaucous Gull, 11 Iceland Gulls, 700 Northern Gannets, and a Snowy Owl.
It’s a slow news week, even for the birds.
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].