Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, September 20, 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 14 and September 20, 2022.
A Franklin’s Gull was photographed among Laughing Gulls on Morris Island in Chatham this week. Other birds there included 2 Marbled Godwits, 60 American Oystercatchers, 24 Red Knots, 2000 Double-crested Cormorants, and 5000 Tree Swallows.
Warbler migration is in full swing, with over 20 species reported around the Cape in the last week, including Connecticut Warblers at Wellfleet Bay sanctuary and Mashpee River Woodlands and a Hooded Warbler at Wellfleet Bay sanctuary.
Birds at Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge in Chatham this week included 6 Blue-winged Teal, 5 Northern Shovelers, 21 Gadwall, 14 American Wigeon, 8 Northern Pintail, 23 Ring-necked Ducks, a Pied-billed Grebe, 4 American Coot, and 2 American Bittern.
Other sightings around the Cape included a Black Vulture in Bourne, a Buff-breasted Sandpiper in Mashpee, a Long-billed Dowitcher in Yarmouth Port, up to 2 Glossy Ibis various places from Mashpee to Eastham, 3 Black Skimmers at Nauset Beach in Orleans, a Caspian Tern in Nauset Marsh in Eastham, single Western Sandpipers in Eastham and Wellfleet, and 50 Whimbrels in Wellfleet.
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].