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    Bird sightings on Cape Cod

    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