Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Feb. 28 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a Pacific Loon, 7 Common Murres, 240 Razorbills, 15 Black-Legged Kittiwakes, 43 Iceland Gulls, a Glaucous Gull, 70 Snow Buntings, 2 Common Redpolls, and 41 Yellow-Rumped Warblers. There was also a Thick-Billed Murre reported in Provincetown Harbor.
5 Red Crossbills were sighted in Truro.
You do not have to go all the way to Arizona the way birdwatcher Nat Taylor did (see his story on page B1) to see a Ruby-Crowned Kinglet. There’s one in Eastham.
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].