Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, September 5, 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 August 29 and September 5, 2023.
Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a Red-necked Grebe, a Buff-breasted Sandpiper, a Baird’s Sandpiper, 14 Whimbrels, a Long-tailed Jaeger, 4 Parasitic Jaegers, 3 Pomarine Jaegers, 52 Wilson’s Storm-Petrels, 20 Cory’s Shearwaters, 72 Great Shearwaters, 32 Sooty Shearwaters, 6 Manx Shearwaters, and 4 Common Ravens.
Birds at Morris Island in Chatham included 150 American Oystercatchers, 2 Western Sandpipers, 2 Peregrine Falcons, and a Dickcissel.
Birds reported from Wellfleet Bay sanctuary this week included 2 Baird’s Sandpipers, a Hudsonian Godwit, 2 Red Knots, 13 Whimbrel, 38 Forster’s Terns, 4 Black-crowned Night-Herons, a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, a Common Nighthawk, a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, a hybrid Golden-winged x Blue-winged Warbler, a Cape May Warbler, a Wilson’s Warbler, and a Bay-breasted Warbler.
Other sightings around the Cape included 3 Black Vultures in Falmouth, a Cliff Swallow in Barnstable, a Great Cormorant in Yarmouth and 2 more in Dennis, a Hudsonian Godwit and 7 Marbled Godwits in Chatham, and 2 Philadelphia Vireos 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].