Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Aug. 30 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Birds reported from Race Point in Provincetown included a Little Gull, a Pomarine Jaeger, 8 Parasitic Jaegers, a Black-Legged Kittiwake, a Lesser Black-Backed Gull, 3 Black Terns, 425 Roseate Terns, 1,800 Common Terns, a Forster’s Tern, and numbers of Cory’s, Great, Sooty, and Manx Shearwaters.
There were 2 Red-Necked and one Red Phalarope on Stellwagen Bank.
Birds noted in Nauset Marsh in Eastham included 2,000 Semipalmated Plovers, 7 Whimbrels, 110 Sanderlings, 2 Red Knots, 30 White-Rumped Sandpipers, 3 Pectoral Sandpipers, 280 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 140 Short-Billed Dowitchers, 4 Lesser Black-Backed Gulls, 23 Great Egrets, 40 Snowy Egrets, 67 Black-Crowned Night-Herons, 12 Yellow-Crowned Night-Herons, 2 Northern Harriers, and a Peregrine Falcon.
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].