Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, August 2, 2022
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 July 27 and August 2, 2022.
Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a Razorbill, a Pacific Loon, 5 Red-necked Phalaropes, 11 Black Terns, 110 Roseate Terns, 2 Arctic Terns, 2 Parasitic Jaegers, 44 Wilson’s Storm-Petrels, 285 Cory’s Shearwaters, and 2250 Great Shearwaters.
Sightings from South Monomoy in Chatham included 2 Ruddy Ducks, a Pied-billed Grebe, 3 Hudsonian Godwits, 2 Marbled Godwits, a Black Skimmer, 2 White-rumped Sandpipers, and a Little Blue Heron.
A survey of another remote part of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge produced 12 American Oystercatchers, 30 Piping Plovers, a Long-billed Dowitcher, 2200 Short-billed Dowitchers, 245 Red Knots, 2 Stilt Sandpipers, 1800 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 2 Western Sandpipers, a Wilson’s Phalarope, 2 Black Terns, 250 Roseate Terns, 1700 Common Terns, 3 Cory’s Shearwaters.
Other sightings around the Cape included four Little Blue Herons at Santuit Pond in Mashpee, at least three continuing Blue Grosbeaks in Falmouth, a Black-headed Gull in Brewster, a single Little Blue Herons in West Harwich and Wellfleet, and a Western Sandpiper in North 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].