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    Bird Sightings

    Bird sightings on Cape Cod

    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.

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    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