Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, May 10 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a Pacific Loon, 3 Parasitic Jaegers, a Glaucous Gull, and Iceland Gull, a Lesser Black-Backed Gull, and 3 Black Terns. There were also 4 Ring-Necked Ducks at Beech Forest.
There was a Hooded Warbler in Truro this week.
Sightings at Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary this week included 2 Blue-Winged Teal, 14 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 25 Purple Martins, a White-Eyed Vireo, and a Yellow-Breasted Chat. Elsewhere in Wellfleet, bird watchers saw 2 Caspian Terns, a Snowy Owl and a White-Rumped Sandpiper.
Nobody reported in from Eastham, but there was one bird reported on neighboring Nauset Beach in Orleans. It was a Blue Grosbeak.
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].