Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Feb. 18 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass. Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Arctic subspecies of Black Guillemot continues at MacMillan Pier in Provincetown this week along with a Barrow’s Goldeneye, a young Lesser Black-backed Gull, a Thick-billed Murre, and 5 Fish Crows.
Exceptional sightings continue at Race Point in Provincetown with now up to 4 Pacific Loons, 2 Short-eared Owls, a Common Murre, and 800 Razorbills.
A Northern Pintail was sighted in Provincetown.
A Ruby-crowned Kinglet was reported again in Eastham, and a tundra subspecies of Peregrine Falcon was sighted on Nauset Beach.
A flock of up to 14 Chipping Sparrows continue at Evergreen Cemetery in Eastham this week. A Clay-colored Sparrow also continues in the group.
A few Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers linger on the Cape, including in Wellfleet.
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 email to [email protected].