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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet

Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, January 16, 2024

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 January 10 and January 16, 2024.

The Western Grebe continued at Mashpee-Wakeby Pond this week.

Up to two Rufous Hummingbirds continue to be seen at Town Cove in Orleans.

Two Western Tanagers continued this week near Scusset Beach reservation and Sandwich Marina, while another continued near Highland Light in Truro.

The Western Kingbird, Lark Sparrow, and Yellow-throated Warbler continued at the Salt Pond visitor’s center in Eastham this week along with an Eastern Phoebe.

Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a Pacific Loon, 3 Harlequin Ducks, a Thick-billed Murre, 128 Razorbills, 5 Common Murres, 2 Dovekies, and 28 Iceland Gulls.

Other sightings around the Cape included 2 Black Vultures in Bourne, a Northern Shrike in Falmouth, a Black-headed Gull and a Semipalmated Plover in Hyannis, 2 Killdeer at Barnstable Airport, a Snowy Egret and a Great Egret at Barnstable Harbor, 2 American Woodcock and 3 Rusty Blackbirds in West Barnstable, a Glaucous Gull in West Dennis, a Western Willet in Chatham, a Lincoln’s Sparrow at Wellfleet Bay sanctuary,  a Dickcissel and a Sora in a private yard elsewhere in Wellfleet, and 2 Tree Swallows 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].