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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet

Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, July 4, 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 June 28 and July 4, 2023.

Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included 2 Royal Terns, 2 Red Knots, 2 Parasitic Jaegers, 10 Black-legged Kittiwakes, 20 Roseate Terns, 3 Arctic Terns, a Leach’s Storm-Petrel, 1500 Wilson’s Storm-Petrels, 45 Cory’s Shearwaters, 40 Great Shearwaters, 10 Sooty Shearwaters, and 4 Manx Shearwaters.

Sightings at Jeremy Point in Wellfleet included a Clapper Rail, 8 American Oystercatchers, a Semipalmated Sandpiper, 10 Ruddy Turnstones, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 2 Black Terns, a Forster’s Tern, 12 Roseate Terns, 2 Arctic Terns, 2 Black Skimmers, 150 Wilson’s Storm-Petrels, 1 Cory’s Shearwater, 35 Great Shearwaters, 9 Sooty Shearwaters, and 2 Northern Gannets.

Other sightings around the Cape included 2 continuing Blue Grosbeaks in Falmouth; a Hooded Merganser in Barnstable, 3 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons at Hallet’s Mill Pond in Yarmouth and 10 Forster’s Terns elsewhere in Yarmouth; and a Glaucous Gull, a Bufflehead, and a Barn Owl in Chatham.

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].