Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s early deadline on Monday, Nov. 21 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
A Brown Booby was seen at Eastham’s First Encounter Beach during strong winds on Nov. 16 and has been seen twice more since among the frenzy of seabirds feeding on Atlantic saury offshore.
A Lark Sparrow and a Eurasian Wigeon were at Herring Pond in Eastham this week. A Green Heron lingered there, too. A Lincoln’s Sparrow and 2 Red Crossbills were seen elsewhere in Eastham.
There was an Evening Grosbeak in Truro.
At Race Point in Provincetown, sightings this week included a Little Gull, a Parasitic Jaeger, 2 Common Murres, 233 Razorbills, 1,500 Black-Legged Kittiwakes, 1,000 Bonaparte’s Gulls, 106 Cory’s Shearwaters, 359 Great Shearwaters, 2 Manx Shearwaters, 2,000 Northern Gannets, 2 Lapland Longspurs and 44 Snow Buntings.
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].