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Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod (as of April 9) as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Two sandhill cranes were seen flying over Harwich Port.

A black-headed gull continued in Hyannis Port and 2 were also seen at nearby Craigville Beach.

Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a mew gull, a Pacific loon, 160 red-throated loons, a black guillemot, 28 Iceland gulls, and a lesser black-backed gull.

Sightings at Bell’s Neck conservation area in Harwich included 2 clapper rails, an American bittern, 45 green-winged teal, 2 blue-winged teal, a wood duck, 2 lesser yellowlegs, 2 great egrets, and 20 black-crowned night-herons.

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Other sightings around the Cape included 2 ruffed grouse and 2 barred owls in Mashpee, an evening grosbeak in West Barnstable, an orange-crowned warbler and chipping sparrow in Brewster, yellow-bellied sapsuckers in Chatham and Mashpee, and 4 American kestrels and a Peregrine falcon on Nauset Beach in Orleans and Chatham.


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.