Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod (as of Sept. 26) as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.
An Atlantic puffin was seen at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown.
Other seabirds seen from Provincetown included 148 Cory’s shearwaters, 300 great shearwaters, a sooty shearwater, 77 Manx shearwaters, 530 northern gannets, 4 red-necked phalaropes, 660 common/roseate terns, a pomarine jaeger, and 20 parasitic jaegers.
A trip to South Monomoy turned up 15 gadwall, 10 blue-winged teal, 15 green-winged teal, a common loon, 3 northern harriers, 2 American golden-plovers, 4 piping plovers, 2 killdeer, 2 whimbrel, a pectoral sandpiper, 2 long-billed dowitchers, a lesser black-backed gull, a chimney swift, a peregrine falcon, and a bobolink.
A trip to Chatham’s South Beach saw 5 northern harriers, 6 American oystercatchers, an eastern willet, 7 whimbrel, a pectoral sandpiper, a lesser black-backed gull, 2 roseate terns, 2 parasitic jaegers, a peregrine falcon, a belted kingfisher, and 12 saltmarsh sparrows.
A common nighthawk and a yellow-crowned night-heron were seen in East Sandwich, and other sightings around the Cape included a brown creeper and an American pipit at Scusset Beach, a ruffed grouse in East Orleans, a Baird’s sandpiper in Eastham, 7 blue-winged teal, 17 American wigeon, and a pied-billed grebe at Mill Pond in Marstons Mills, 2 winter wrens in Brewster, and clay-colored sparrows in Eastham and Brewster.
or to report sightings, call the Massachusetts Audubon Society at 781-259-8805 or go to www.massaudubon.org.