Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, June 21 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
A flurry of rare birds at Race Point in Provincetown included a Royal Tern, 2 Caspian Terns, a Black-Headed Gull, and a Black Guillemot. Other sightings included 5 American Oystercatchers, 11 Black-Legged Kittiwakes, 1,400 Laughing Gulls, 4 Lesser Black-Backed Gulls, a Wilson’s Storm-Petrel, 319 Cory’s Shearwaters, 15 Great Shearwaters, 387 Sooty Shearwaters, 1 Manx Shearwater, 27 Northern Gannets, and 2 Bobolinks.
A White-Winged Dove and a Lark Sparrow were photographed at High Head in North Truro this week.
There was a late Black-Throated Green Warbler at Wellfleet Bay sanctuary.
Must’ve been a slow week for the bird watchers of Eastham.
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].