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Cape Cod Weekly Wildlife Sightings

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 April 10 and April 17, 2018.

A fork-tailed flycatcher was discovered at East Sandwich Beach on Friday the 13th but has not been seen since. This is only the 10th ever record of this species for the Cape and Islands.

A lark sparrow was found at High Head in North Truro on the 14th.

Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a mew gull, 2 Pacific loons, 1000 red-throated loons, 2300 northern gannets, 2 common murres, 40 Iceland gulls, 18 lesser black-backed gulls, 250 laughing gulls, an American kestrel, a merlin, a short-eared owl, a snowy owl, and a common raven.

Other sightings around the Cape included a continuing Baltimore oriole in Brewster, an orange-crowned warbler in Wellfleet, and an early northern parula and common yellowthroat 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 and email to

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