Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, May 3 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
A single Sandhill Crane was seen in Provincetown this week. Likewise, a single Caspian Tern was seen at Race Point. Black Vultures were also reported in town; we don’t know how many.
Other sightings at Race Point included up to 4 Pacific Loons, 2 Common Murres, 14 Razorbills, 14 Common Terns, 5 Lesser Black-Backed Gulls, 2 Iceland Gulls, 110 Red-Throated Loons, 92 Common Loons, and 42 Northern Gannets.
Somebody saw a Snowy Owl in Wellfleet.
The folks at the Audubon mention a number of “new arrivals” this week on the Cape. Be on the lookout for Gray Catbirds, Eastern Kingbirds, Orchard and Baltimore Orioles, increasing numbers of Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds, and Common Terns.
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].