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Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings (through June 14) as reported to Mass Audubon.

A swallow-tailed kite was photographed over Sandwich.

A red-headed woodpecker was discovered in Nickerson State Park.

Two gull-billed terns were photographed at Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay sanctuary, and two were again seen at Nauset Beach in Orleans.

Two sandhill cranes flew by a boat a mile off of Herring Cove in Provincetown. Other Provincetown sightings included a Leach’s storm petrel, a black tern, and a glaucous gull at Race Point

Other sightings around the Cape included a white-eyed vireo at Scusset Beach reservation in Sandwich, continuing clay-colored sparrows and blue grosbeaks at Crane WMA in Falmouth, the annual chuck-will’s-widows continuing in Falmouth and another reported from Mashpee, a black skimmer at Popponesset Spit in Barnstable, 2 continuing Acadian flycatchers in South Sandwich, a seaside sparrow at Sandy Neck in Barnstable, 3 yellow-crowned night-heron in Barnstable, and a little blue heron in West Harwich.


If you have questions about these sightings, or want to report a sighting, call the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary at 508-349-2615 or send e-mail to cape.sightings@massaudubon.org.