Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, September 13, 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 September 7 and September 13, 2022.
A Little Gull has been at Coast Guard Beach in Eastham this week and a Red-headed Woodpecker was photographed in North Truro.
Birds at Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge in Chatham this week included 17 Blue-winged Teal, 7 Northern Shovelers, 30 Gadwall, 6 Northern Pintail, 3 American Wigeon, 8 Ring-necked Ducks, 6 Ruddy Ducks, 2 Pied-billed Grebes, a Sora, an American Coot, 110 American Oystercatchers, 3 Hudsonian Godwits, 8 Marbled Godwits, 2 Pectoral Sandpipers, a Western Sandpiper, a Long-billed Dowitcher, an American Bittern, and 5000 Tree Swallows.
An evening heron watch at Nauset Marsh in Eastham on the 10th produced 61 Black-crowned Night-Herons, 12 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, and 2 Glossy Ibis.
Sightings at Chapin Beach in Dennis included 400 Black-bellied Plovers, 2 Whimbrels, 6 Red Knots, 2 Caspian Terns, a Black Tern, and 80 Forster’s Terns.
Other sightings around the Cape included 4 American Wigeon in Mashpee, an Evening Grosbeak at a feeder in Yarmouth, a Lincoln’s Sparrow and multiple Yellow-breasted Chats banded in Brewster, a Blue Grosbeak at Brewster Community Gardens, a Yellow-throated Vireo and a Veery banded in Wellfleet, and a Clapper Rail and 21 Whimbrel at Wellfleet Bay sanctuary.
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].