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

Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included 1 sooty shearwater, 26 Manx shearwaters, a great shearwater, a northern harrier, 10 piping plovers, 6 parasitic jaeger, 5 black-legged kittiwakes, [...] Read more >

A ruff was seen at South Beach in Chatham last weekend along with 18 American oystercatchers, 390 black-bellied plovers, 16 piping plovers, 8 killdeer, 355 ruddy turnstones, 109 red knots, [...] Read more >

As they typically do during warm spells in late May, Mississippi kites turned up in Truro and Provincetown this past week. A white-winged dove was seen on Pochet Island in Orleans, where other birds included a glaucous gull, a chuck-will’s-widow, [...] Read more >

A very late snow goose continues in Hyannis. Warbler migration hit its peak this week, with 24 species including Cape May, Bay-breasted, Blackburnian, Nashville, Canada, and Wilson’s reported throughout the area. Read more >