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

A Western Tanager continues at a feeder on Oriole Lane in Sandwich this week. Elsewhere in Sandwich a White-crowned Sparrow was at Scusset Beach and 3 Rusty Blackbirds were at the old fish hatchery. Read More >

An American White Pelican, seen in both North Truro and Wellfleet Harbor, topped the highlights of the Truro Christmas Bird Count held on January 3rd. Read More >

A rare, arctic subspecies of Black Guillemot continues at Macmillan Pier in Provincetown this week, while Painted Buntings continue to turn up in unusual numbers with another new report from Chatham. Read More >

A Western Tanager was found in Sandwich during the Mid-Cape Christmas Bird Count (CBC) on Sunday. Other highlights from the CBC included a continuing Painted Bunting and an Ovenbird [...] Read More >