Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Sept. 19 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Birds at First Encounter in Eastham driven in by tropical storm Lee included 145 Red-Necked Phalaropes, 5 Pomarine Jaegers, 26 Parasitic Jaegers, 2 Long-Tailed Jaegers, a Sabine’s Gull, 8 Wilson’s Storm-Petrels, and 18 Leach’s Storm-Petrels. (See story)
2 Connecticut Warblers were banded at Wellfleet Bay sanctuary, and a Common Murre was seen in Wellfleet Harbor.
Someone saw a Yellow-Bellied Flycatcher in Truro.
Birds at Race Point and Herring Cove in Provincetown included a Red-Necked Grebe, 1,200 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 81 White-Rumped Sandpipers, 3 Pectoral Sandpipers, 5 American Golden-Plovers, a Sabine’s Gull, a Little Gull, a Black Tern, 30 Roseate Terns, a Long-Tailed Jaeger, 44 Parasitic Jaegers, 12 Cory’s Shearwaters, 40 Great Shearwaters, 14 Sooty Shearwaters, 49 Manx Shearwaters, and 500 Northern Gannets. There was also a Painted Bunting at Provincetown Airport.
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].