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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet

Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, November 7, 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 October 25 and October 31, 2023.

A Swainson’s Hawk was photographed by Beech Forest in Provincetown over the weekend.

A Yellow-headed Blackbird and a Lark Sparrow continued at the Old North Cemetery in Truro, in more recent days the blackbird was resighted further west along Shore Rd in North Truro.

Birds noted at Race Point in Provincetown included a Pacific Loon, a Northern Pintail, 3000 Common Eider, 200 Surf Scoters, 900 White-winged Scoters, 700 Black Scoters, 800 Red-breasted Mergansers,  3 Parasitic Jaegers, 132 Razorbills, 2 Dovekies, 11 Black-legged Kittiwakes, 350 Bonaparte’s Gulls, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a hybrid Herring Gull x Lesser Black-backed Gull, 525 Common Terns, a Black Skimmer, a Cory’s Shearwater, 1100 Northern Gannets, 500 Tree Swallows, 3 Lapland Longspurs, and 4 Snow Buntings.

Birds at Chapin Beach in Dennis included 6 late Semipalmated Sandpipers, 4 American Oystercatchers, 480 Red Knots, 500 Dunlin, 500 Sanderlings, a Peregrine Falcon, an American Pipit, and a Pine Siskin.

Other sightings around the Cape included a late American Redstart at Scusset Beach State Park in Sandwich, 2 Marbled Godwits and 2 Western Willets at Forest Beach in Chatham, White-eyed Vireos in Mashpee and Harwich, 4 Red Crossbills in Brewster, a Little Gull in Orleans, a Whimbrel and an American Bittern at First Encounter Beach in Eastham, a Rough-legged Hawk at Wellfleet Bay sanctuary and another in Dennis, a Tennessee Warbler and a Blue-headed Vireo in North Truro, and a Scarlet Tanager and a Bohemian Waxwing 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].