Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Sept. 26 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
A Wood Duck was seen flying out over Stellwagen Bank this week.
Birds at Race Point in Provincetown included 3 Caspian Terns, a Purple Sandpiper, a Baird’s Sandpiper, 5 American Golden-Plovers, 80 White-Rumped Sandpipers, 3 Red-Necked Phalaropes, 40 Parasitic Jaegers, 3 Lesser Black-Backed Gulls, 4 Black-Legged Kittiwakes, 20 Roseate Terns, 1,350 Common Terns, 15 Great Shearwaters, 10 Sooty Shearwaters, and 96 Manx Shearwaters.
A Common Murre was in Wellfleet Harbor for several days, and a Worm-Eating Warbler and a Golden-Winged Warbler were at Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary.
A Common Murre flew over First Encounter in Eastham on Sept. 26. A Brown Booby was there that same day.
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].