Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod (as of March 1) as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.
A yellow-billed loon was found at Race Point in Provincetown. This represents the first state record for this largest and rarest of the world’s loons.
Other birds noted at the point included up to three Pacific loons, 88 common murres, more than 8,000 razorbills, several thick-billed murres, a dovekie, at least 33 Iceland gulls, a glaucous gull, a bald eagle, and a snowy owl.
The mountain bluebird was still being seen at Crane WMA in Falmouth.
Other sightings included Eurasian wigeon at Perch Pond and Little Pond in Falmouth, 2 greater white-fronted geese in East Falmouth, 8 pine siskins in Sandwich, an overwintering Baltimore oriole continuing in a Barnstable yard, a dickcissel and a ruby-crowned kinglet noted in a Chatham yard, a very early osprey reported at Great Pond in Eastham, a black headed-gull in Orleans, and a black-crowned night-heron in Wellfleet.
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.