Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Sept. 29, included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Birds at Race Point in Provincetown included a continuing Sabine’s Gull, a Little Gull, a Harlequin Duck, 14 Blue-winged Teal, 6 Parasitic Jaegers, 30 Forster’s Terns, 2 American Golden-Plovers, and a Bald Eagle.
At First Encounter Beach in Eastham, sightings included an American Golden-Plover, 4 Red Phalaropes, a Red-necked Phalarope, 19 Leach’s Storm-Petrels, 8 Northern Fulmars, 185 Forster’s Terns, and 167 Northern Gannets.
There was a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher at Wellfleet Bay sanctuary, as well as 3 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, and 4 Tennessee Warblers.
Lark Sparrows were seen in several places from Harwich to Provincetown, and Connecticut Warblers visited Wellfleet and Provincetown.
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 e-mail to [email protected]