Cape Cod Weekly Bird Sightings
Below are the most recent sightings from the last four weeks in the Cape Cod area.
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Storm birds at First Encounter in Eastham driven in by tropical storm Lee included 145 Red-necked Phalaropes, 5 Pomarine Jaegers, 26 Parasitic Jaegers, 2 Long-tailed Jaegers, [...]
Birds reported from boats on Stellwagen Bank included a Long-tailed Jaeger, a Pomarine Jaeger, 2 Parasitic Jaegers, 140 Roseate Terns, 2 Leach’s Storm-Petrels, 800 Cory’s Shearwaters, [...]
Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a Red-necked Grebe, a Buff-breasted Sandpiper, a Baird’s Sandpiper, 14 Whimbrels, a Long-tailed Jaeger, 4 Parasitic Jaegers, 3 Pomarine Jaegers, [...]
The Lesser Sand-Plover at South Cape Beach in Mashpee was last seen on the 22nd, but a Baird’s Sandpiper has been present there all this week. The American Avocet continued at Woodneck Beach [...]
The state’s first ever Lesser Sand-Plover continued at South Cape Beach in Mashpee and the American Avocet continued at Woodneck Beach in Falmouth this week. A Swallow-tailed Kite was photographed in Cotuit on the 16th, marking the last of several sightings [...]
The state’s first ever Lesser Sand-Plover was discovered at South Cape Beach in Mashpee on Monday and continued into at least Tuesday. Swallow-tailed Kites have been reported several times since [...]
A Western Tanager is visiting a private feeder in East Orleans, representing the first ever summer record of this species in Massachusetts, and indeed in most of the northeast. An out-of-season Yellow-throated Warbler and an American Bittern were [...]
The Mountain Plover discovered at Craigville Beach/Long Beach in Barnstable was last seen on the 25th. A Least Bittern and an American Bittern were at High Head in Truro this week. Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included 3 Whimbrel, [...]
A Mountain Plover was discovered at Craigville Beach in Barnstable last week. This incredible find represents just the 6th ever East Coast record, and the first Massachusetts record since 1916 for this scarce shorebird of dry western plains. Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included 38 Piping Plovers, [...]