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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 October 2 and October 8, 2019.

A Western Kingbird and 6 Black Skimmers were seen at Wellfleet Bay sanctuary this week, where other sightings included a Clapper Rail, 125 Forsterís Terns, 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, and a Blackburnian Warbler.

A Little Gull was at Race Point in Provincetown, where other sightings included 2 Caspian Tern, 4 Red-necked Phalaropes, a Long-tailed Jaeger, 45 Parasitic Jaegers, a Leachís Storm-Petrel, 39 Coryís Shearwaters, and 2 Sooty Shearwaters. Birds at High Head in North Truro included a Sora, 2 Virginia Rails, 2000 Tree Swallows, a White-eyed Vireo, a Cape May Warbler, and a Yellow-breasted Chat. Birds noted at Brewster Sand and Gravel in Eastham included a Lark Sparrow, 2 Blue Grosbeaks, a Dickcissel, a Clay-colored Sparrow, 2 Lincolnís Sparrows, 2 White-crowned Sparrows, 70 Chipping Sparrows, and an Orange-crowned Warbler.

Connecticut Warblers were reported from three different sites in Barnstable this week, and other sightings around the Cape included a Wood Duck and 12 American Wigeon at Mill Pond in Marstons Mills, 4 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons at Pogorelc Sanctuary in Barnstable, and 3 Northern Fulmar on Stellwagen Bank.

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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