Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, November 1, 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 October 26 and November 1, 2022.
The Vermillion Flycatcher at Paine’s Creek Beach in Brewster has not been seen since the 26th.
A Pacific Loon continues off Town Neck in Sandwich this week, and a Western Kingbird was discovered at High Head in North Truro.
Evening Grosbeaks are expected to move into the region this winter, and there were already sightings in Eastham, Wellfleet, and Nantucket in recent days.
New arrivals on salt water this week included large numbers of Brant, all three species of scoter, Long-tailed Ducks, Red-breasted Mergansers, and Razorbills.
Birds at Fort Hill in Eastham included a Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 2 American Bitterns, a Clapper Rail, 3 Virginia Rails, 4 Purple Finches, 2 Baltimore Orioles, and 2 Dickcissels.
At Race Point in Provincetown, sightings this week included a late Piping Plover, 4 Red-necked Grebes, 2 Harlequin Ducks, 72 Razorbills, 220 Black-legged Kittiwakes, 113 Cory’s Shearwaters, 6 Great Shearwater, 3 Manx Shearwaters, 700 Northern Gannets, 3 American Pipits, and a Lapland Longspur.
Other sightings around the Cape include a Common Gallinule at Santuit Pond in Mashpee, single Common Nighthawks in Bourne and Brewster, late Snowy Egrets in Sandwich and Wellfleet plus 3 at Monomoy NWR, a late Piping Plover at Nauset Beach in Orleans, and 2 Bohemian Waxwings in Eastham.
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].