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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 May 15 and May 21, 2019.

A Curlew Sandpiper was found Sunday on Morris Island in Chatham, where a Black Skimmer was seen the previous day. Single Mississippi Kites were seen in North Truro and Provincetown on Saturday and again Tuesday.

A Tricolored Heron was at High Head in North Truro this week. Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included 11 Parasitic Jaegers, a Common Murre, 235 Bonaparte’s Gulls, a Little Gulls, a Black Tern, 3 Caspian Terns, 19 Roseate Terns, 1850 Common Terns, 6 Manx Shearwaters, and a Merlin.

Other sightings around the Cape included the continuing Chuck-wills-widow at Elain Ave in Falmouth, 11 American Pipits at Crane WMA in Falmouth, a Common Nighthawk and a Sora in Mashpee, 2 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons in Barnstable Harbor, Hooded Mergansers at two locations in Dennis, a Little Blue Heron at Bell’s Neck conservation area in Harwich, a Hooded

Warbler at Clapp’s Pond in Provincetown, and a Summer Tanager at Beech Forest 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 and email to

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