Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Nov. 8 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Newsflash from the other end of the Cape: A Hammond’s Flycatcher, the Cape’s first record of this western species, has been at Peterson’s Farm in Falmouth since Saturday.
There was a Bohemian Waxwing at the Beech Forest in Provincetown.
A Lark Sparrow was at the Provincetown Airport on Saturday, where other sightings included 14 Sharp-Shinned Hawks, a Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, 7 Pine Siskins, a Rusty Blackbird, an Orange-Crowned Warbler, and 167 Yellow-Rumped Warblers.
At Race Point in Provincetown, sightings this week included 2 Little Gulls, 2 Red-Necked Grebes, 30 Razorbills, a Pomarine Jaeger, a Parasitic Jaeger, 400 Black-Legged Kittiwakes, 1,000 Bonaparte’s Gulls, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 60 Cory’s Shearwaters, 12 Great Shearwaters, 4 Manx Shearwaters, 3,500 Northern Gannets, a Lapland Longspur, 8 American Pipits, and 29 Snow Buntings.
There was a Prairie Warbler at Fort Hill in Eastham.
There was no birding news from Wellfleet or Truro this week.
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]