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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 March 8 and March 15, 2017.

A painted bunting continues at a various feeders on Brick Hill Road in Orleans.

A king eider was seen off of Town Neck Beach in Sandwich on the 13th.

A pair of adult bald eagles was seen at Mashpee Pond, and single adults were seen in Eastham and Harwich this week.

Birds at Race Point in Provincetown this week included 6 common murres, a thick-billed murre, 375 razorbills, a black guillemot, 15 Iceland gulls, and 2 glaucous gulls.

Mashpee sightings included a continuing Oregon dark-eyed junco, and 4 tree swallows and 2 red crossbills at Santuit Pond.

Other sightings around the Cape included 4 killdeer and 6 eastern meadowlarks at Crane Wildlife Management Area in Falmouth, a ruby-crowned kinglet in Sandwich, an eastern phoebe and a vesper sparrow continuing at Cape Cod Organic Farm in Barnstable, and a Barrow’s goldeneye at Town Cove in Orleans.

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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