Cape Cod Weekly Bird Sightings

Below are the most recently published sightings.

About the Sightings

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

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 email to

Recent Sightings

A pair of redheads continue at Herring Pond in Eastham. Two king eiders were in the canal at Scusset Beach reservation in Sandwich. Read more >

The strong Nor’easter of this past week brought some nice seabirds to area beaches, including 2 Atlantic puffins, 2 dovekies, 3 thick-billed murres, a black guillemot, 92 northern fulmars, 2 Iceland gulls, and 620 black-legged kittiwakes seen from Skaket Beach in Orleans. Read more >

A short-eared owl was photographed at Morris Island in Chatham on Saturday. A black-headed gull continued at Craigville Beach in Barnstable this week. An exceptionally early osprey was reported from Yarmouth this week. Read more >