Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod (as of Oct. 31) as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.
An amazing list of birds seen at Pochet Island in Orleans included a summer tanager, a rough-legged hawk, 4 Northern harriers, a red-shouldered hawk, an American woodcock, a yellow-billed cuckoo, an Eastern wood-pewee, 2 white-eyed vireos, 2 yellow-throated vireos, 5 blue-headed vireos, 9 red-eyed vireos, a common raven, a blue-gray gnatcatcher, 7 orange-crowned warblers, 3 Northern parulas, a Cape May warbler, 120 yellow-rumped warblers, a yellow-breasted chat, 6 Eastern meadowlarks, and a rusty blackbird.
Sightings at Race Point included a king eider, 2 greater scaup, a lesser scaup, 29 red-throated loons, 120 Cory’s shearwaters, 2,000 great shearwaters, 45 sooty shearwaters, 205 Manx shearwaters, 550 Northern gannets, a purple sandpiper, a pomarine jaeger, 35 parasitic jaegers, 10 razorbills, 930 Bonaparte’s gulls, 1,675 common terns, 4 peregrine falcons, and 2 common ravens.
Birds seen from Coast Guard Beach in Truro included a Northern fulmar, a Cory’s shearwater, 70 great shearwaters, 2 sooty shearwaters, 2 parasitic jaegers, 7 razorbills, and a little gull.
Other sightings around the Cape included a dickcissel and a bobolink at Peterson Farm in Falmouth, 2 long-billed dowitchers in Mashpee, 4 marbled godwits and a willet at Buck’s Creek in Chatham, a late ruby-throated hummingbird in Harwich, and a rough-legged hawk and a common raven at High Head 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.