Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod (as of April 10) as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.
A Pacific loon was seen at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown.
The yellow-crowned night-heron and 2 common ravens continue at the east end of the Cape Cod Canal.
Tree swallows and eastern phoebes have returned to the Cape, with a few reports of barn swallows as well.
Spring migrants noted at Wellfleet Bay sanctuary included a snowy egret, a sharp-shinned hawk, a yellow-bellied sapsucker, an eastern phoebe, 2 killdeer, a purple martin, 2 pine warblers, and a savannah sparrow.
A boat survey of the Stellwagen Bank marine sanctuary produced 3 glaucous gulls, 5 Iceland gulls, an Atlantic puffin, 16 common murres, 3 thick-billed murres, and 10 razorbills.
West Harwich Conservation Area on Bell’s Neck Road continues to host some nice early spring birds, including 9 blue-winged teal, 48 green-winged teal, a black-crowned night-heron, 9 killdeer, 2 pectoral sandpipers, 4 lesser yellowlegs, 22 greater yellowlegs, 9 Wilson’s snipe.
Birds in Falmouth included a Eurasian wigeon and 2 redheads at Mill Pond, an American kestrel and 2 eastern phoebes at Crane WMA, and 2 purple martins at Long Pond.
Other sightings around the Cape included 18 red crossbills in Mashpee, a barn swallow and an American oystercatcher at Cahoon Hollow in Wellfleet, 4 pine siskins plus 20 red and 4 white-winged crossbills near Bound Brook Island in Wellfleet, and a glaucous gull at Corn Hill Beach in Truro.
For more information about bird sightings or
to report sightings, call the Massachusetts Audubon Society at 781-259-8805 or go to www.massaudubon.org.