Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod (as of Nov. 27) as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

King eiders were reported from Squaw Island in Hyannis and First Encounter Beach in Eastham.

A Pacific loon was at Race Point, along with a pomarine jaeger, a parasitic jaeger, 4 common murres, a thick-billed murre, 775 razorbills, 92 black-legged kittiwakes, 32 Bonaparte’s gulls, 28 common terns, 92 red-throated loons, 575 great shearwaters, 2 Manx shearwaters, 1,750 Northern gannets, and 90 snow buntings.

Evening grosbeaks were widespread, with 1-3 birds reported from several locations between Sandwich and Truro.

Two redheads were in Herring Pond in Eastham, along with 2 American coot, 2 American wigeon, 13 ring-necked ducks, and 45 ruddy ducks.


Other sightings around the Cape included a black-and-white warbler and 2 blackpoll warblers at Nye Pond in Sandwich, 2 late barn swallows in Yarmouth, a late blue-gray gnatcatcher in Orleans, and 3 evening grosbeaks and 2 red crossbills at Wellfleet Bay sanctuary.

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