Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Sept. 5 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a Red-Necked Grebe, a Buff-Breasted Sandpiper, a Baird’s Sandpiper, 14 Whimbrels, a Long-Tailed Jaeger, 4 Parasitic Jaegers, 3 Pomarine Jaegers, 52 Wilson’s Storm-Petrels, 20 Cory’s Shearwaters, 72 Great Shearwaters, 32 Sooty Shearwaters, 6 Manx Shearwaters, and 4 Common Ravens.
Birds reported from Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary this week included 2 Baird’s Sandpipers, a Hudsonian Godwit, 2 Red Knots, 13 Whimbrels, 38 Forster’s Terns, 4 Black-Crowned Night-Herons, a Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron, a Common Nighthawk, a Yellow-Bellied Flycatcher, a hybrid Golden-Winged x Blue-Winged Warbler, a Cape May Warbler, a Wilson’s Warbler, and a Bay-Breasted Warbler.
There were 2 Philadelphia Vireos in North Truro.
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].