Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Feb. 1 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
The nor’easter blizzard blew a few seabirds into Cape Cod Bay on Saturday, and birders at First Encounter Beach in Eastham tallied a Pomarine Jaeger, 3 Atlantic Puffins, 13 Dovekies, 12 Thick-Billed Murres, an Iceland Gull, and 85 Black-Legged Kittiwakes.
Western Tanagers have been seen visiting feeders in both Eastham and Truro this week.
There were 5 Snow Geese sighted in Wellfleet.
3 Thick-Billed Murres were seen in Provincetown Harbor.
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].