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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet

Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, December 26, 2023

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 December 20 and December 26, 2023.

A remarkable collection of rare, out-of-range birds has been discovered around the Salt Pond Visitor’s Center in Eastham this week, including a Yellow-throated Warbler, a Western Kingbird, and a Lark Sparrow, plus a late Eastern Phoebe.

Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included 2 Pacific Loons, 2 Harlequin Ducks, an Atlantic Puffin, 2 Thick-billed Murres, 5 Dovekies, 55 Common Murres, 700 Razorbills, and 16 Iceland Gulls.

Other sightings around the Cape included a Blue-headed Vireo in Falmouth; a Whimbrel in West Dennis; single Great Egrets in Dennis and Yarmouth; a House Wren, a Semipalmated Plover and 2 Western Willets in Chatham; single Dickcissels in two location in Wellfleet plus 100 Tree Swallows at Great Island in Wellfleet; and a Lesser Yellowlegs at High Head in Truro.

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].