Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod (as of March 6) as reported to the Massachusetts
Audubon Society.

Pacific loons were seen in Provincetown at Race Point and also, very surprisingly, in the small pond at Beech Forest. A northern goshawk was also seen in the Beech Forest.

Dovekies continue to be seen in Provincetown Harbor, and other birds seen from Race Point included 7 red-necked grebes, 6 Iceland gulls, 6 common murres, 150 razorbills, 17 dovekies, and a thick-billed murre.


On Little Pond in Falmouth there were 7 redheads, 160 greater scaup, and 40 lesser scaup on the 5th.

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American woodcocks are the latest sign of impending spring, with several displaying males reported. Common grackles have been moving north as well.

Other sightings around the Cape included 10 red crossbills in Dennis and 8 more in Mashpee, 18 turkey vultures in Bourne, a red-shouldered hawk in East Orleans, a snow goose at Boat Meadow in Eastham, and 50 ruddy ducks on Herring Pond in Eastham.

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