Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, May 9, 2023

May 9, 2023

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 May 3 and May 9, 2023.

A Mississippi Kite was reported from Truro back on the 3rd.

An unusual flight of 42 Wilson’s Storm-Petrels and 7 Leach’s Storm-Petrels was seen at Chapin Beach in Dennis on the 4th , with some lingering until the 5th.

The last few Red Phalaropes and Red-necked Phalaropes from last weeks epic incursion were last seen on the 5th, when a few were at Nauset Beach and bay beaches in Dennis.

A Sandhill Crane, a Yellow-throated Warbler, and a Hooded Warbler were seen at Wellfleet Bay sanctuary this week. The crane was later also reported from Truro and Provincetown.

Birds at High Head in North Truro included a Blue Grosbeak, an Evening Grosbeak, and 2 Little Blue Herons.

Other sightings around the Cape included a Black Vulture and 2 Worm-eating Warblers in Falmouth, two more Black Vultures in Sandwich, 10 Red Crossbills at Dennis Pond in Yarmouth, a Cattle Egret at Fort Hill in Eastham, 2 White-winged Crossbills and an Evening Grosbeak in Wellfleet, and a Rusty Blackbird and a Summer Tanager in Provincetown.

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]