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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet

Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, July 11, 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 July 5 and 11, 2023.

A Brown Booby was seen at Stellwagen Bank from a whale watch boat this week.

Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a Whimbrel, 2 Parasitic Jaegers, an Arctic Tern, 5 Black-legged Kittiwakes, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 400 Wilson’s Storm-Petrels, and 12 Cory’s Shearwaters.

Surveys from remote parts of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge this week turned up 2 Ruddy Ducks, 2 Pied-billed Grebes, 22 American Oystercatchers, a Western Sandpiper, 1400 Short-billed Dowitchers, 3000 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 160 Willets, and a Parasitic Jaeger.

Other sightings around the Cape included 2 continuing Blue Grosbeaks in Falmouth, a Yellow-throated Vireo in Mashpee, a Hooded Merganser in Barnstable, 2 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons at Hallet’s Mill Pond in Yarmouth, a Pine Siskin in Orleans, and a Sharp-shinned Hawk 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].