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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet

Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, June 4, 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 May 29 and June 4, 2024.

An American Flamingo, believe it or not, was seen at Chapin Beach in Dennis on Sunday, but has not been seen since. Multiple observers got photos and/or video of this incredible rarity. What was probably this same flamingo was seen on Long Island, NY on Friday and Saturday.

A Franklin’s Gull passed Race Point in Provincetown on the 1st, and other sightings at Race Point included a Glaucous Gull, a Common Murre, and 2 Black Guillemots.

Single Mississippi Kites were seen in South Yarmouth and Eastham this week.

A trip to remote parts of Monomoy NWR the 28th tallied a Blue-winged Teal, 7 Northern Shovelers, 3 Gadwall, an American Wigeon, 2 Northern Pintail, 8 Ruddy Ducks, a Sora, a Pied-billed Grebe, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 200 Least Terns, 4000 Common Terns, 8 Sooty Shearwaters, 3 Manx Shearwaters, and 20 Savannah Sparrows.

Other sightings around the Cape included a Razorbill in Woods Hole, 2 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in Falmouth, a Hooded Warbler in East Falmouth, 4 Black Vultures in West Yarmouth, a Cliff Swallow in Eastham, a Pine Siskin in Wellfleet, a Red Crossbill in North Truro, and a Yellow-breasted Chat and a White-crowned Sparrow at Provincetown Airport.

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].