Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, July 26, 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 13 and July 26, 2022.
Sightings in Provincetown included a Whimbrel, a Parasitic Jaeger, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 2 Black Terns, an Arctic Tern, 800 Cory’s Shearwaters, 2000 Great Shearwaters, 175 Sooty Shearwaters, 30 Manx Shearwaters, and a Little Blue Heron at Race Point, and a Great Cormorant, 4300 Double-crested Cormorants, and a Black Tern in the harbor.
A survey of a remote part of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge in Chatham produced 39 American Oystercatchers, a Long-billed Dowitcher, 1800 Short-billed Dowitchers, 23 Red Knots, a Black Skimmer, and a Little Blue Heron.
Other sightings around the Cape included at least one continuing Blue Grosbeak in Falmouth, a Bobolink in Mashpee, a Seaside Sparrow at Sandy Neck in Barnstable, and a Northern Waterthrush elsewhere in Barnstable.
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].