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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 7 and April 13, 2021.

Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown this week included a Manx Shearwater, 2 American Oystercatchers, a Common Murre, 24 Razorbills, 150 Northern Gannets, 15 Iceland Gulls, and a Glaucous Gull.

Reports from Bellís Neck Conservation Area in West Harwich this week included a Glossy Ibis, a Blue-winged Teal, 28 Green-winged Teal, 3 Lesser Yellowlegs, a Merlin, and 20 Red Crossbills. Other sightings around the Cape this week included a Black Vulture and a Northern Shrike in Falmouth, an early Louisiana Waterthrush in Mashpee, a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at Mass Audubonís Long Pasture sanctuary in Cummaquid, an early Eastern Kingbird report in Centerville, 2 Lapland Longspurs at Chatham Airport, an American Bittern at Fort Hill in Eastham, an Orange-crowned Warbler in Wellfleet, and flocks of up to 15 Red Crossbills many places.

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

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