Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, July 19, 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 6 and July 12, 2022.
A White-winged Dove was photographed at Fort Hill in Eastham on the 14th.
A Pacific Loon continued in East Harbor in North Truro this week and Mississippi Kite was seen in the Province Lands on Saturday.
Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a Little Gull, a Caspian Tern, an Arctic Tern, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 241 Cory’s Shearwaters, 28 Great Shearwaters, 7 Sooty Shearwaters, and 2 Manx Shearwaters.
A survey of a remote part of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge in Chatham produced 2 Stilt Sandpipers, 10 American Oystercatchers, 250 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 560 Short-billed Dowitchers, 60 Willets, and 2 Black Skimmers.
Birds at Crane Wildlife Management Area in Falmouth this week included a continuing Clay-colored Sparrow, 12 Grasshopper Sparrows, a Black-billed Cuckoo, 2 American Kestrels, and 4 Eastern Meadowlarks.
Other sightings around the Cape included a continuing Chuck-will’s-widow in Falmouth, 2 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons in Yarmouth, 2 Seaside Sparrows at Forest Beach in Chatham, and 2 Black Skimmers in Wellfleet.
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].