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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet

Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, November 28, 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 November 22 and November 28, 2023.

A Painted Bunting showed up at a private feeder in South Chatham on Tuesday.

Rough-legged Hawks were seen in Orleans and Dennis this week.

Two Little Gulls were seen at Corporation Beach in Dennis.

A nice Thanksgiving morning seabird flight at First Encounter Beach in Eastham included 40 Razorbills, 175 Dovekies, 3410 Black-legged Kittiwakes, a Cory’s Shearwater, 8 Great Shearwaters, 4 Sooty Shearwaters, and 2600 Northern Gannets.

Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown this week included a Pacific Loon, 12 Green-winged Teal, 7000 Common Eiders, 2000 Black Scoters, 3000 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1800 Razorbills, 9 Common Murres, a Little Gull, 55 Black-legged Kittiwakes, 400 Bonaparte’s Gulls, a Black-headed Gull, 17 Great Shearwaters, a Sooty Shearwater, and 1200 Northern Gannets.

Other sightings around the Cape included a Black-headed Gull at Salt Pond in Falmouth, 2 late Piping Plovers at Sea Gull Beach in Yarmouth, a Whimbrel in West Dennis, 3 Willets in Chatham, 24 Tree Swallows in Wellfleet, and a Northern Parula in Provincetown.

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].