Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, November 16, 2021

November 16, 2021

The following sightings were reported November 9–16, 2021.

A Tropical Kingbird, just the third record for Cape Cod and sixth for Massachusetts, was discovered at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday. Other birds at Wellfleet Bay included a Bald Eagle, 2 Common Ravens, a White-eyed Vireo, a Blue-headed Vireo, 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, and a mystery bird with a pigment abnormality that may be a “partial albino” Painted Bunting.

The Bell’s Vireo continued at Fort Hill in Eastham this week.

At at Race Point in Provincetown, a Franklin’s Gull was photographed on the 28th. Other sightings at the Race this week included 2 Harlequin Ducks, 350 Bonaparte’s Gulls, 220 Black-legged Kittiwakes, a Black Tern, 4 Parasitic Jaegers, 3 Pomarine Jaegers, 24 Dovekies, 2 Common Murres, a Thick-billed Murre, 240 Razorbills, 55 Great Shearwaters, 3 Manx Shearwaters, and 60 Snow Buntings.

Birds at Forest Beach in Chatham this week included 2 continuing Marbled Godwits, a Western Willet, 21 Greater Yellowlegs, a Clapper Rail, and 3 late Barn Swallows.

An American Avocet was found in a remote area of Monomoy NWR on the 9th, and other sightings around the Cape this week included 7 Rusty Blackbirds in East Sandwich, late Blackpoll Warblers in Barnstable and Harwich, a Black Guillemot at First Encounter in Eastham, and a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher at Coast Guard Beach in Eastham

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