Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Monday, November 21, 2022
Cape Cod Weekly Wildlife Sightings
Cape Cod Weekly Wildlife Sightings is sponsored by the Bird Watchers General Store in Orleans and Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. The following sightings were reported between November 16 and November 21, 2022.
A Brown Booby was seen at First Encounter Beach during strong winds on the 16th and has been seen twice more since amongst the frenzy of seabirds feeding daily on Atlantic saury offshore.
The Hammond’s Flycatcher continued at Peterson’s Farm in Falmouth.
Single Painted Buntings were discovered on private properties in Orleans and Barnstable this week.
A Lark Sparrow, a Eurasian Wigeon, and a lingering Green Heron were at Herring Pond in Eastham this week.
A shorebird survey in remote areas of Monomoy NWR this week produced 29 American Oystercatchers, 9 Piping Plovers, a Hudsonian Godwit, 97 Red Knots, 555 Sanderlings, 475 Dunlin, 2 White-rumped Sandpipers, and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls.
At Race Point in Provincetown, sightings this week included a Little Gull, a Parasitic Jaeger, 2 Common Murres, 233 Razorbills, 1500 Black-legged Kittiwakes, 1000 Bonaparte’s Gulls, 106 Cory’s Shearwaters, 359 Great Shearwaters, 2 Manx Shearwaters, 2000 Northern Gannets, 2 Lapland Longspurs and 44 Snow Buntings.
Other sightings around the Cape included a Philadelphia Vireo and a Dickcissel in Falmouth, a Wilson’s Warbler in Cummaquid, a continuing Marbled Godwit and 4 Western Willets at Forest Beach in Chatham, a Blue-headed Vireo in Harwich, a Grasshopper Sparrow in Brewster, a Lincoln’s Sparrow and 2 Red Crossbills in Eastham, and an Evening Grosbeak in Truro.
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 e-mail to [email protected].