Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, July 13, 2021
The following sightings were reported between July 7–13, 2021.
A Brown Booby was photographed from a whale watch boat on Stellwagen Bank on Saturday, July 10.
A Swallow-tailed Kite was reported from Mashpee again as recently as July 8.
Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a Common Murre, a Razorbill, a Royal Tern, a Black Tern, 250 Least Terns, 1800 Common Terns, 2 Arctic Terns, 65 Roseate Terns, 110 Wilson’s Storm-Petrels, 72 Cory’s Shearwaters including a ‘Scopoli’s’ Cory’s Shearwater, 1600 Great Shearwaters, 900 Sooty Shearwaters, 20 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, and a Parasitic Jaeger.
Sightings from a kayak in Nauset Marsh in Eastham this week included an American Golden-Plover, 4 American Oystercatchers, 210 Least Sandpipers, 2 White-rumped Sandpipers, 178 Short-billed Dowitchers including one ‘herndersoni’, 4 Lesser Black-blacked Gulls, a Black Skimmer, 6 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, 9 Black-crowned Night-Herons, and 3 Saltmarsh Sparrows.
Birds tallied in a remote area of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge on the 11th included a Gadwall, 8 American Oystercatchers, 2 Hudsonian Godwits, 12 Ruddy Turnstones, 20 Red Knots, 400 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 2 Western Sandpipers, 1300 Short-billed Dowitchers, 80 Eastern Willets, and 5 Western Willets.
Other sightings around the Cape this week included a Black Vulture in Bourne, 2 Blue Grosbeaks at Crane WMA, a White-eyed Vireo in Woods Hole, a Bufflehead in Mashpee, 5 Black Skimmers in Cotuit, 6 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons at Hallet’s Mill Pond in Yarmouthport, a Brant and a Royal Tern at Forest Beach in Chatham, 4 Common Ravens in Truro, and a Leach’s Storm-Petrel at Stellwagen Bank.