Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Feb. 15 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Birds at Race Point in Provincetown this week included 2 Pacific Loons, 2 Atlantic Puffins, 18 Common Murres, 1 Thick-Billed Murre, a Black Guillemot, 375 Razorbills, 35 Iceland Gulls, a Glaucous Gull, 2 Lesser Black-Backed Gulls, and a Snowy Owl. 3 Thick-Billed Murres were spotted in Provincetown Harbor.
Birds noted from a boat survey of Stellwagen Bank sanctuary included 185 Common Murres, 5 Dovekies, an Atlantic Puffin, and 3 Snow Buntings.
We don’t know what’s going on with the bird people in Truro, Wellfleet, and Eastham. They must be watching Cactus Wrens in Tucson or something.
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].