Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, July 26 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Sightings in Provincetown included a Whimbrel, a Parasitic Jaeger, 2 Lesser Black-Backed Gulls, 2 Black Terns, an Arctic Tern, 800 Cory’s Shearwaters, 2,000 Great Shearwaters, 175 Sooty Shearwaters, and 30 Manx Shearwaters. There was a Little Blue Heron at Race Point and one Great Cormorant, 4,300 Double-Crested Cormorants, and a Black Tern in the harbor.
Elsewhere, people were too busy fanning themselves to watch birds.
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].