Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Nov. 3, included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
There was a Solitary Sandpiper in Provincetown this week. A White-winged Crossbill was also spotted in town.
Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a Sabine’s Gull, a Little Gull, a Purple Sandpiper, a Thick-billed Murre, a Common Murre, 70 Razorbills, 8 Parasitic Jaegers, 250 Black-legged Kittiwakes, 65 Forster’s Terns, a Leach’s Storm-Petrel, 2 Northern Fulmar, 350 Cory’s Shearwaters, 175 Great Shearwaters, a Sooty Shearwater, 5 Manx Shearwaters, 500 Northern Gannets, and 30 Snow Buntings.
Evening Grosbeaks and Common Redpolls continue to show up across the Cape, including in Truro, along with continuing large numbers of Pine Siskins.
An Iceland Gull was seen 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 e-mail to [email protected].