Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Oct. 13, included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
A Common Gallinule was at Deborah’s Pond in Eastham this week, visible from the bike trail.
Also, some early winter waterfowl were sighted in Eastham this week, including 2 Buffleheads and 7 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons.
Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a Pacific Loon, 1,200 Surf Scoters, 600 White-winged Scoters, 1,400 Black Scoters, 2 Red-necked Grebes, an American Golden-Plover, a Red-necked Phalarope, 2 Razorbills, 360 Forster’s Terns, a Northern Fulmar, numbers of Cory’s, Great, and Manx Shearwaters, 2 Cliff Swallows, and many Pine Siskins.
Apparently, no one in Truro or Wellfleet saw anything to write home about.
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 e-mail to [email protected].