Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Oct. 11 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
At Race Point in Provincetown, sightings this week included a Pacific Loon, 7 Northern Pintails, a Buff-Breasted Sandpiper, a Baird’s Sandpiper, 5 American Golden-Plovers, 11 Red-Necked Phalaropes, 7 White-Rumped Sandpipers, 42 Parasitic Jaegers, 7 Common Murres, 6 Razorbills, 1,640 Black-Legged Kittiwakes, 1,200 Common Terns, 12 Caspian Terns, 2 Leach’s Storm-Petrels, 5 Northern Fulmars, 300 Cory’s Shearwaters, 15 Great Shearwaters, 2 Sooty Shearwaters, 21 Manx Shearwaters, 12 American Pipits, and a Rusty Blackbird.
A Brown Pelican continues to be reported along the bay side from Wellfleet to Provincetown Harbor.
There was a Black Guillemot in Wellfleet.
A single Connecticut Warbler was seen at Fort Hill in Eastham. A Common Gallinule was at Wiley Park in Eastham on Oct. 7. And a single Common Nighthawk was also seen in town.
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].