Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Jan. 4 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
The same old Bell’s Vireo continued at Fort Hill in Eastham this week.
Highlights from the Truro-Wellfleet Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 30 included a Eurasian Green-Winged Teal, a Northern Pintail, several American Woodcocks, a Sora, a Long-Eared Owl, a Barred Owl, over 30 Northern Saw-Whet Owls, 2 American Pipits, a Bohemian Waxwing, a Red Crossbill, 2 Common Redpolls, a Northern Waterthrush, and 2 Orange-Crowned Warblers.
At Race Point in Provincetown, sightings this week included a Pacific Loon, 2 Atlantic Puffins, 6 Dovekies, a Thick-Billed Murre, 98 Common Murres, 2 Black Guillemots, 1,125 Razorbills, 35 Black-Legged Kittiwakes, and 14 Iceland Gulls.
Great Egrets were also seen in Provincetown this week. We don’t know how many.
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].