Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, April 5 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Birds at Race Point in Provincetown this week included 2 Pacific Loons, 3 Common Murres, a Black Guillemot, 50 Razorbills, 6 Great Cormorants. a Merlin, a Snowy Owl, and an American Pipit.
There was a Little Blue Heron at High Head in North Truro this week.
In Eastham, someone spotted a Marsh Wren. Meanwhile, across the border at Nauset Beach in Orleans there were a Pectoral Sandpiper, a Short-Billed Dowitcher, a Short-Eared Owl, 4 Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers, an American Kestrel, a Barn Swallow, 6 Purple Finches, 4 Fox Sparrows, a Nelson’s Sparrow, 3 Saltmarsh Sparrows, a Vesper Sparrow, 4 Ipswich Savannah Sparrows, and 2 Eastern Meadowlarks.
A Red Crossbill was seen in Wellfleet.
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].