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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet

Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, May 28, 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 22 and May 28, 2024.

A Western Kingbird, very unusual for spring, was at Powers Landing in Wellfleet over the weekend.

Up to two Mississippi Kites were reported from Falmouth, West Barnstable, and Truro this past weekend, and a Swallow-tailed Kite was seen in West Barnstable.

A Black-necked Stilt was at West Harwich conservation area last week.

A Cerulean Warbler was at Wing Island in Brewster and a Kentucky Warbler was reported from High Head in North Truro.

A Chuck-will’s-Widow was recorded near Coast Guard Beach in Eastham, and the annually returning bird(s) were reported from Falmouth this weekend as well.

Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a Pacific Loon, an American Golden-Plover, 11 Parasitic Jaegers, 2 Arctic Terns, 20 Roseate Terns, a Common Murre, a Sooty Shearwater, and 10 Manx Shearwaters.

Other sightings around the Cape included 2 Blue Grosbeaks and 3 Worm-eating Warblers in Falmouth, an American Wigeon in Mashpee, an Acadian Flycatcher in South Sandwich, 2 lingering Ring-necked Ducks at Lumbert Pond in Centerville, a Tricolored Heron and a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at Pogorelc Sanctuary in West Barnstable, a Northern Fulmar from a boat east of Orleans, single Common Nighthawks in Eastham, Brewster, and Truro, a Summer Tanager and a Little Blue Heron in Eastham, reports of as many as 8 Red Crossbills and 3 Pine Siskins several places, a Philadelphia Vireo at High Head in Truro, and a Yellow-breasted Chat, 110 Cedar Waxwings and 2 Black-billed Cuckoos 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].