Cape Cod Weekly Bird Sightings

Eastern kingbird at Wellfleet Bay © Richard Johnson
Eastern kingbird © Richard Johnson

Below are the most recent sightings from the last four weeks in the Cape Cod area.

About the Sightings 

If you want to report a sighting, or have questions about these sightings, call Wellfleet Bay at 508-349-2615 or send an email to

The Cape Cod Natural History Hotline is sponsored by the Bird Watcher's General Store in Orleans and Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. 

Recent Sightings

Tropical Storm Isaias tracked through New England last week bringing some tropical seabirds to the region. 2 Sooty Terns were reported from Race Point in Provincetown on the 5th, [...] Read More >

Birds in Nauset Marsh in Eastham included a Royal Tern, 18 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, 12 Black-crowned Night-Herons, 12 American Oystercatchers, 520 Semipalmated Plovers, [...] Read More >

A Franklin’s Gull was found among 375 Laughing Gulls at Coast Guard Beach in Eastham on the 26th and a Black-headed Gull was found in the nearby marsh. A Harlequin Duck continues near the inlet. Read More >

Reports from Race Point in Provincetown this week included a South Polar Skua, a Parasitic Jaeger, a Sabine's Gull, a Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, [...] Read More >