Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Oct. 3 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Birds at Race Point in Provincetown included an American Golden Plover, a Baird’s Sandpiper, a Western Sandpiper, a Purple Sandpiper, 60 White-Rumped Sandpipers, a Black Guillemot, 31 Parasitic Jaegers, 29 Black-Legged Kittiwakes, 4 Lesser Black-Backed Gulls, 1,330 Common Terns, 2 Cory’s Shearwaters, 4 Great Shearwaters, 11 Sooty Shearwaters, 96 Manx Shearwaters, and 2,500 Tree Swallows.
A Golden-Winged Warbler was banded at Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary, where other sightings included an early Purple Sandpiper, an American Golden-Plover, a Marbled Godwit, a Pectoral Sandpiper, a Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron, 100 Forster’s Terns, a Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker, a Yellow-Breasted Chat, and a Pine Siskin.
14 Northern Pintails were at First Encounter Beach in Eastham.
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].