Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, July 21, included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Somebody got back to it this week, because reports from Race Point in Provincetown included a South Polar Skua, a Parasitic Jaeger, a Sabine’s Gull, a Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a Glaucous Gull, 1,100 Common Terns, 40 Roseate Terns, 4 Arctic Tern, 75 Wilson’s Storm-Petrels, 87 Cory’s Shearwaters, 49 Great Shearwaters, 218 Sooty Shearwaters, and 8 Manx Shearwaters.
11 Whimbrels were seen at the Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary.
There was an American Bittern in North Truro. And the Bufflehead was seen again there, too.
Eastham? No sightings. Nada. Zip.
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].