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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 February 6 and February 12, 2019.

The single King Eiders by the railroad bridge in Bourne and at the Sandwich Marina both continued this week. Walker Conservation Area in Wellfleet is still hosting a Yellow-breasted Chat, with other sightings including 10 Purple Finches, 5 Red Crossbills, and a Gray Catbird. Sightings at Gull Pond in Wellfleet included 4 Bald Eagles, at least 12 Evening Grosbeaks, and 16 Red Crossbills.

At Mashpee-Wakebee Pond in Mashpee and Sandwich, sightings this week included 4 Bald Eagles, 225 Ring-necked Ducks, 100 Lesser Scaup, and an apparent Tufted Duck-scaup hybrid. Other sightings around the Cape included a Palm Warbler in Falmouth, an Eastern Phoebe in Mashpee, 3 Wood Ducks at Nye Pond in Sandwich, 3 Rusty Blackbirds in Barnstable, a Black-headed Gull and a Lesser Black-backed Gull at West Dennis Beach, an Orange-crowned Warbler and 32 Pine Siskins in Brewster, up to 8 Bald Eagles at Long Pond in Harwich, 2 Redheads at Town Cove in Orleans, and an American Woodcock 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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