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 greater white-fronted goose has been at the athletic fields on Winslow St in Provincetown this week. Three snow geese continue at First Encounter Beach in Eastham, and another is at Twin Brooks golf course in Hyannis. Read more >

Highlights from the 23rd annual Truro Christmas Bird count held on January 2 included a king eider, 2 Barrow’s goldeneyes, 2 snowy owls, and a saltmarsh sparrow at Great Island in Wellfleet, another snowy owl on Pilgrim Lake in Truro, [...] Read more >

A king eider has been at the Hatches Harbor dike fire road in Provincetown. Sightings from Race Point in Provincetown included 3 Pacific loons, 10 red-necked grebes, 3 common murres, a thick-billed murre, [...] Read more >

Sightings from Race Point in Provincetown included an Atlantic puffin, a Pacific loon, 2 great shearwaters, 104 common murres, a thick-billed murre, 125 razorbills, a dovekie, a black guillemot, a pomarine jaeger, 225 black-legged kittiwakes, 12 Iceland gulls, 2 merlins, and 4 snowy owls. Read more >

Highlights from Sunday’s 86th annual Cape Cod Christmas Bird Count, which extends from Harwich to Eastham, included 2 firsts for the count in the form of 2 white-eyed vireos and a wood thrush, as well as a yellow-throated warbler, a snow goose, a Barrow’s goldeneye, [...] Read more >