Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Nov. 7 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Birds noted at Race Point in Provincetown included a Pacific Loon, a Northern Pintail, 3,000 Common Eiders, 200 Surf Scoters, 900 White-Winged Scoters, 700 Black Scoters, 800 Red-Breasted Mergansers, 3 Parasitic Jaegers, 132 Razorbills, 2 Dovekies, 11 Black-Legged Kittiwakes, 350 Bonaparte’s Gulls, 3 Lesser Black-Backed Gulls, a hybrid Herring Gull x Lesser Black-Backed Gull, 525 Common Terns, a Black Skimmer, a Cory’s Shearwater, 1,100 Northern Gannets, 500 Tree Swallows, 3 Lapland Longspurs, and 4 Snow Buntings.
A Swainson’s Hawk was photographed in the Beech Forest in Provincetown over the weekend. And elsewhere in town, a Scarlet Tanager and a Bohemian Waxwing were sighted.
A Yellow-Headed Blackbird and a Lark Sparrow continued at the Old North Cemetery in Truro, and in more recent days the blackbird was seen again further west along Shore Road in North Truro. A Tennessee Warbler and a Blue-Headed Vireo were also seen in North Truro.
There was a Rough-Legged Hawk at the Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary.
A Whimbrel and an American Bittern were seen 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].