Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Sept. 12 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Birds reported from boats on Stellwagen Bank included a Long-Tailed Jaeger, a Pomarine Jaeger, 2 Parasitic Jaegers, 140 Roseate Terns, 2 Leach’s Storm-Petrels, 800 Cory’s Shearwaters, 1,200 Great Shearwaters, 200 Sooty Shearwaters, and 500 Manx Shearwaters.
Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a Sabine’s Gull, 3 American Golden-Plovers, 4 Whimbrels, 7 Parasitic Jaegers, 35 Black-Legged Kittiwakes, 5 Lesser Black-Backed Gulls, 300 Roseate Terns, 200 Common Terns, 60 Great Shearwaters, 35 Sooty Shearwaters, and 9 Manx Shearwaters.
There was a Red-Necked Phalarope at Head of the Meadow in Truro, and a Philadelphia Vireo elsewhere in Truro.
Birds reported from Wellfleet Bay this week included 13 Whimbrels, 5 Pectoral Sandpipers, 2 Yellow-Crowned and 2 Black-Crowned Night-Herons, a Common Nighthawk, an Olive-Sided Flycatcher, 3 Yellow-Bellied Flycatchers, and a Philadelphia Vireo.
A Long-Tailed Jaeger and a Western Sandpiper were seen in Wellfleet Harbor, and a Lincoln’s Sparrow was spotted elsewhere in Wellfleet.
The birdwatchers of Eastham were sighted at the Beer & Wine Garden at Windmill Weekend.
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].