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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 January 9 and January 16, 2018.

A greater white-fronted goose has been at the athletic fields on Winslow St in Provincetown this week.

Three snow geese continue at First Encounter Beach in Eastham, and another is at Twin Brooks golf course in Hyannis.

Also in Hyannis, a black-headed gull and a glaucous gull were at Ocean Avenue Beach.

Bald eagles continue to be widely reported with sightings of 2 in Wellfleet, Harwich, Marstons Mills, and Mashpee, and individuals in Orleans, Barnstable, and Bourne.

Race Point sightings in Provincetown included 6 common murres, over 1000 razorbills, 210 black-legged kittiwakes, 7 Iceland gulls, a merlin, a common raven, and 50 snow buntings.

Other sightings around the Cape included a continuing redhead on Perch Pond in Falmouth, a Barrow’s goldeneye at Long Pond in Falmouth, a very late indigo bunting at a feeder in Harwich, snowy owls in Wellfleet, Orleans, West Dennis, and Mashpee, and a dovekie in Provincetown Harbor.

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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