Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Sept. 27 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
There was a Golden-Winged Warbler at Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary this week.
A Brown Pelican has been around the Cape since July, and it was likely the same one that resurfaced again on Sept. 25 at the end of the Pamet Harbor jetty in Truro.
At Race Point in Provincetown, sightings included an American Golden-Plover, a Pomarine Jaeger, 25 Parasitic Jaegers, 165 Black-Legged Kittiwakes, 2,000 Laughing Gulls, 5,500 Common Terns, a Northern Fulmar, 104 Cory’s Shearwaters, 300 Great Shearwaters, 200 Manx Shearwaters, and a Common Raven.
Plus: no, these aren’t birds, but there were reports from Race Point of a dozen feeding Humpback Whales and smaller numbers of Fin and Minke Whales.
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].