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 Rufous Hummingbird was photographed in East Harwich on the 14th. Reports from South Monomoy in Chatham included 13 Blue-winged Teal, 17 Northern Shovelers, 2 American Wigeon, 10 Northern Pintail, [...] Read More >

Reports from South Monomoy in Chatham included 45 Blue-winged Teal, 8 Northern Shoveler, 72 Gadwall, 4 American Wigeon, 7 Northern Pintail, 24 Green-winged Teal, 9 Ring-Necked Ducks, 2 Lesser Scaup, [...] Read More >

A Black-necked Stilt was seen at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday. Another Common Ringed Plover was found in Chatham this week in a large high tide shorebird roost on South Beach. Read More >

NOAA surveys of the far-offshore waters east of Cape Cod have been turning up some rare seabirds this week, including at least 6 South Polar Skuas, 3 Audubon’s Shearwaters, and both White-faced and Leach’s Storm-Petrels. Read More >

A Common Ringed Plover was found at the Powderhole on South Monomoy over the weekend, representing only the fifth ever record of this species in Massachusetts. Other birds at South Beach and Monomoy refuge in Chatham this week included [...] Read More >