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Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod (as of April 24) as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included 2 Pacific loons, a broad-winged hawk, an American golden-plover, 4 common murres, 86 razorbills, 25 Iceland gulls, 3 lesser black-backed gulls, 2 snowy owls, and 3 snow buntings.

Birds noted on South Monomoy Island included 2 blue-winged teal, 3 Northern shovelers, 14 Northern pintails, a glaucous gull, 5 American oystercatchers, and a snowy owl.

Birds reported at Bell's Neck conservation area in West Harwich included 20 green-winged teal, a least bittern, an American bittern, 16 black-crowned night-herons, 25 osprey, 2 bald eagles, a short-billed dowitcher, a Wilson's snipe, 45 greater yellowlegs, 15 lesser yellowlegs, and a Northern parula.

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Other sightings around the Cape included a Caspian tern in Mashpee, an orange-crowned warbler in Sandwich, a tricolored heron and a green heron in West Barnstable, a snow goose in Hyannis, a blue grosbeak and an indigo bunting in South Yarmouth, another indigo bunting and a ruby-throated hummingbird in Brewster, 2 scarlet tanagers in Eastham and another in Brewster, 3 rose-breasted grosbeaks and a snowy owl at Wellfleet Bay sanctuary, and a thick-billed murre at MacMillan Pier in Provincetown.


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.