Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Aug. 23 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Royal Terns were seen at Nauset Inlet in Eastham and Race Point in Provincetown this week.
Other birds among the more than 60 species reported from Race Point included a Long-Tailed Jaeger, a Pomarine Jaeger, 3 Black Terns, 600 Roseate Terns, 2,270 Common Terns, 16 Common Loons, 35 Cory’s Shearwaters, 700 Great Shearwaters, 30 Sooty Shearwaters, 95 Manx Shearwaters, 19 Snowy Egrets, and 2 Broad-Winged Hawks.
A Great Cormorant was seen in Provincetown Harbor.
There was a Blue-Winged Warbler in Eastham.
Nary a bird was seen Truro or Wellfleet, it would seem.
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].