Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod (as of Dec. 19) as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

The little egret had disappeared from Hyannis of late, but it was rediscovered in Bournes Pond in Falmouth .

Highlights from the Cape Cod Christmas Bird Count , covering towns from Harwich to Eastham, included a late American oystercatcher in Chatham, a short-eared owl at Nauset Beach, a long-eared owl in Harwich, a clapper rail at Red River in Chatham, a sora in Eastham, a blue-winged teal and a bohemian waxwing in East Orleans, both ruby-throated and rufous hummingbirds visiting feeders in private yards, a redhead in Eastham, 36 dovekies, and 1,500 razorbills.


Highlights from the Buzzards Bay Christmas Bird Count included the continuing ruby-throated hummingbird in Falmouth, Northern shrike, a white-eyed vireo, a blue-headed vireo, a grasshopper sparrow, and a long-eared owl.

Other sightings around the Cape included a snowy egret and a palm warbler at Seagull Beach in Yarmouth, an Eastern phoebe in Brewster, an American woodcock in Orleans, 2 Eurasian wigeon and a blue-winged teal in Marstons Mills, and a common murre, a Northern goshawk, and an as yet unidentified hummingbird in Wellfleet.

For more information about bird sightings or to report sightings, call the Massachusetts Audubon Society at 781-259-8805 or go to
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