Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod (as of Nov. 7) as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included 275 Cory’s shearwaters, 1,500 great shearwaters, 25 sooty shearwaters, 600 Manx shearwaters, 26 parasitic jaegers, 50 razorbills, 27 black-legged kittiwakes, 9 white-rumped sandpipers, 7 American pipits, a Lapland longspur, 7 snow buntings, and a ring-necked pheasant.

Birds seen at Fort Hill in Eastham included 7 Eastern meadowlarks, 2 Northern bobwhites, a clay-colored sparrow, a yellow-breasted chat, 2 Wilson’s snipe, 2 winter wrens, and a white-eyed vireo.


Other sightings around the Cape included a bald eagle, 7 Virginia rails, and a marsh wren along the Herring River in Wellfleet, a harlequin duck at Hatches Harbor in Provincetown, a king eider, 23 red knots, a purple sandpiper, and 12 horned larks at Sandy Neck in Barnstable, 2 long-billed dowitchers at First Encounter Beach in Eastham, and 4 marbled godwits and 2 Western willets at Forest Beach in Chatham.

For more information about bird sightings or to report sightings, call the Massachusetts Audubon Society at 781-259-8805 or go to