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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet

Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, May 14, 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 8 and May 14, 2024.

A Swallow-tailed Kite was seen in Sandwich on Friday and Cotuit on Saturday.

Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included at least 6 Pacific Loons, a Parasitic Jaeger, 12 Razorbills, 31 Common Murres, 2 Black-legged Kittiwakes, an Iceland Gull, a Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Roseate Terns, 4 Sooty Shearwaters, 2 Manx Shearwaters, 187 Northern Gannets, 2 Broad-winged Hawks, and a Common Raven.

Other sightings in Provincetown included a Sora in Foss Woods, a Hooded Warbler at Clapps Pond, 2 Black Guillemots and a Glaucous Gull reported from the harbor, and a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron and an Orange-crowned Warbler at Beech Forest.

At Wellfleet Bay sanctuary birds this week included a Prothonotary Warbler, a Yellow-throated Warbler, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, a Black-billed Cuckoo, 2 Red Crossbills, and a Saltmarsh Sparrow.

Lingering winter ducks included an American Wigeon at Ashumet Holly sanctuary in Falmouth, 2 Ring-necked Ducks at Lumbert Pond in Centerville, 9 Ruddy Ducks and 2 Lesser Scaup in Orleans, and 4 Lesser Scaup at South Monomoy.

Birds at Bell’s Neck conservation area in Harwich included a Tricolored Heron, 18 Snowy Egrets, and up to 50 Glossy Ibis.

Other sightings around the Cape included the annually returning Chuck-will’s-widow and 2 Blue Grosbeaks in Falmouth, a White-rumped Sandpiper at Sandy Neck in Barnstable, a Clay-colored Sparrow and 2 Nelson’s Sparrows at Fort Hill in Eastham, and a Caspian Tern at high Head in North 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].