Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Nov. 29 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 Little Gull, 2,500 Red-Breasted Mergansers, 3 Pomarine Jaegers, a Parasitic Jaeger, 12 Dovekies, 9 Common Murres, 2,500 Razorbills, 3,000 Black-Legged Kittiwakes, 800 Bonaparte’s Gulls, 4 Iceland Gulls, a Cory’s Shearwater, 22 Great Shearwaters, a Manx Shearwater, 2 Common Ravens, 6 Lapland Longspurs, and 100 Snow Buntings.
A Blue-Headed Vireo and an Evening Grosbeak were seen in Truro.
There was a Nashville Warbler in Wellfleet this week. Also, two Pine Grosbeaks, the rarest of the “winter finches,” were photographed in Wellfleet.
A single Brown Booby was photographed off Nauset Beach in Orleans and then First Encounter Beach in Eastham. A Lark Sparrow and a Eurasian Wigeon continued at Herring Pond. A House Wren was also seen in Eastham 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].