Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Dec. 6 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Four Tundra Swans were found on Saturday at the Beech Forest in Provincetown during the annual Cape Cod Waterfowl Census. They have also been seen at nearby Clapps Pond.
An adult Brown Booby continues to be seen off Eastham’s bay beaches. (It was also photographed sitting on the rocks at Breakwater Beach in Brewster.)
Other birds at First Encounter Beach included a Snow Goose, 2 Pomarine Jaegers, 7 unidentified Jaegers, 2 Dovekies, 600 Razorbills, 900 Black-Legged Kittiwakes, a Lesser Black-Backed Gull, 4 Cory’s Shearwaters, 1 Great Shearwater, 1,000 Northern Gannets, and 2 Bald Eagles. Elsewhere in Eastham, there was an Evening Grosbeak.
At Race Point in Provincetown, sightings this week included a Little Gull, 2 Thick-Billed Murres, 46 Common Murres, 1,500 Razorbills, 2 Dovekies, 2,400 Black-Legged Kittiwakes, 7 Iceland Gulls, 31 Great Shearwaters, a Sooty Shearwater, and 1,400 Northern Gannets.
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].