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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 7 and September 14, 2021.

An American White Pelican was photographed in flight over Mill Pond in Orleans on the 8th. Birds at South Monomoy this week included a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, a Pied-billed Grebe, a Wood Duck, 8 Blue-winged Teal, a Northern Shoveler, 6 Ring-necked Ducks, 4 American Wigeon, 4 Northern Pintail, 14 Ruddy Ducks, 4 Common Gallinule, 6 American Coot, an Alder Flycatcher, and a Golden-winged Warbler.

Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown this week included a Little Gull, 2 Parasitic Jaegers, 11 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a Black Tern, 200 Roseate Terns, 2400 Common Terns, 2 Forsterís Terns, 17 Great Shearwaters, 15 Manx Shearwaters, and a probable sighting of a Brown Booby. Birds noted at Pochet Island in Orleans included a Yellow-billed Cuckoo, an American Golden Plover, a Whimbrel, a Pectoral Sandpiper, 3 Merlins, a Philadelphia Vireo, a Veery, an American Pipit, a Worm-eating Warbler, a Connecticut Warbler, a Cape May Warbler, a Scarlet Tanager, and 2 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks.

Other sightings around the Cape this week included a Whip-poor-will in Falmouth; an Acadian Flycatcher and a Connecticut Warbler in Mashpee; 8 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons in West Barnstable; a Little Blue Heron, 3 Glossy Ibis and 26 Snowy Egrets at Forest Beach in Chatham; a Lincolnís Sparrow, a Brewsterís Warbler, and a Yellow-breasted Chat at Fort Hill in Eastham; and a Red Crossbill and a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Wellfleet Bay sanctuary.

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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