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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 September 26 and October 2, 2018.

On Saturday, two western kingbirds were seen at High Head in Truro and a sandhill crane was reported from Hatches Harbor in Provincetown.

A string of rare birds at Fort Hill in Eastham this past weekend included a Bellís vireo, a lark sparrow, and a clay-colored sparrow, as well as 2 orange-crowned warblers, 2 Wilsonís warblers, a blackburnian warbler, and a Tennessee warbler.

Birds noted at Race Point in Provincetown included a razorbill, an American golden-plover, 12 red knots, 3 parasitic jaegers, 1055 Coryís shearwaters, 55 Manx shearwaters, and 4 common ravens.

Sightings at Seagull Beach in Yarmouth included 8 black skimmers and 5 Caspian terns. The skimmers were also seen at Red River Beach in Harwich.

Other sightings around the Cape included 3 Caspian terns at Sandy Neck in Barnstable, a common gallinule in Centerville, and 47 black-crowned and 2 yellow-crowned night-herons at Hemenway Landing in Eastham.

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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