Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod (as of Nov. 12) as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Groups of evening grosbeaks were reported flying over Harwich and Eastham.

A Bohemian waxwing was sighted at the Provincetown Airport.

A blue grosbeak was sighted at Cape Cod Organic Farm.

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary has had a few late migrants including Tennessee warbler, Northern parula, and a continuing white-eyed vireo.

Other late warblers and migrants continued around the Cape with a Wilson’s warbler and Northern waterthrush in Brewster, a prairie warbler on Nauset Beach and an alder flycatcher, ovenbird, and red-eyed vireo at Fort Hill in Eastham.


A handful of lingering shorebirds have been reported including semipalmated sandpiper in Eastham and spotted sandpiper in Brewster.

Other discoveries around the Cape included a rusty blackbird at Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Lapland longspur in Hyannis, a group of up to 8 black skimmers continuing on Sea Gull Beach in Yarmouth and yellow-billed cuckoos in Bourne, Yarmouth, and Eastham.

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