Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, June 6, 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 May 31 and June 6, 2023.
A Hooded Warbler was still at Mass Audubon’s Skunknett River sanctuary as recently as the 2nd and an Acadian Flycatcher was found in Mashpee on the 6th.
Birds blown in over the weekend at Race Point in Provincetown included 43 Red-necked Phalaropes, a Razorbill, 5 Parasitic Jaegers, 24 Black-legged Kittiwakes, a Black Tern, 3 Arctic Terns, an Iceland Gull, 60 Wilson’s Storm-Petrels, 4 Sooty Shearwaters, 8 Manx Shearwaters,
Birds tallied in surveys of closed parts of Monomoy NWR this past weekend included 4 Northern Pintail, 2 Gadwall, 21000 Common Terns, 450 Least Terns, a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, 10 Glossy Ibis, and a Barn Owl.
Other sightings around the Cape included the annual Elain Ave Chuck-will’s-widow continuing in Falmouth, 2 Worm-eating Warblers elsewhere in Falmouth, 16 Red Crossbills and 2 Blue Grosbeaks at Crane WMA in Falmouth, a Seaside Sparrow and 6 Saltmarsh Sparrows at Sandy Neck in Barnstable, and a Little Blue Heron 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].