Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, November 8, 2022

November 8, 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 November 2 and November 8, 2022.

A Hammond’s Flycatcher, the Cape’s first record of this western species, has been at Peterson’s Farm in Falmouth since Saturday. An equally rare for the late date Olive-sided Flycatcher was also present there, along with late individual Red-eyed and Blue-headed Vireos.

A Lark Sparrow was at the Provincetown Airport on Saturday, where other sightings included 14 Sharp-shinned Hawks, a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 7 Pine Siskins, a Rusty Blackbird, and Orange-crowned Warbler, and 167 Yellow-rumped Warblers.

At Race Point in Provincetown, sightings this week included 2 Little Gulls, 2 Red-necked Grebes, 30 Razorbills, a Pomarine Jaeger, a Parasitic Jaeger, 400 Black-legged Kittiwakes, 1000 Bonaparte’s Gulls, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 60 Cory’s Shearwaters, 12 Great Shearwaters, 4 Manx Shearwaters, 3500 Northern Gannets, a Lapland Longspur, 8 American Pipits, and 29 Snow Buntings.

Other sightings around the Cape included 5 Marbled Godwits and 4 Western Willets in Chatham, an influx of late Barn Swallows including 17 at Nauset Beach in Orleans, a Prairie Warbler at Fort Hill in Eastham, and a Bohemian Waxwing at the Beech Forest 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].

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