Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, July 18 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
This week’s sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a Royal Tern, 11 Piping Plovers, 3 Black Terns, 16 Wilson’s Storm-Petrels, 29 Cory’s Shearwaters, 43 Great Shearwaters, 10 Sooty Shearwaters, 3 Manx Shearwaters, a Bald Eagle, and an American Kestrel.
A Chuck-Will’s-Widow was heard calling near Nauset Light Beach in Eastham on July 12, and a Stilt Sandpiper was seen in Nauset Marsh.
There was a Clapper Rail in Wellfleet.
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].