Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod (as of June 4) as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

A curlew sandpiper continued on Morris Island in Chatham, and the Kentucky warbler continued at Santuit Pond in Mashpee. A yellow-breasted chat continued in Falmouth Town Forest.

Three Mississippi kites and a black vulture were seen in North Truro, along with 50 broad-winged hawks and 2 bald eagles.

A fallout of late spring migrants produced reports of olive-sided, Acadian, alder, willow, and yellow-bellied flycatchers in various locations, as well as Tennessee warblers and Swainson’s thrushes.

Pairs of red crossbills were reported in Harwich and Wellfleet, and an unprecedented June record of evening grosbeak was photographed at a feeder in Wellfleet.


Shipboard surveys of George’s Bank tallied 2 Atlantic Puffins, 7 Northern Fulmars, several South Polar Skuas, 8 Great Shearwaters, and a Leach’s Storm-Petrel,

Other sightings around the Cape included 2 blue-winged warblers at Scusset Beach in Sandwich, the continuing chuck-will’s-widow at Elain Avenue in Falmouth, a blue grosbeak at Crane WMA in Falmouth, a seaside sparrow at Sandy Neck in Barnstable, a yellow-crowned night-heron in Barnstable Harbor, a little blue heron at Hallet’s Mill Pond in Yarmouth, a purple sandpiper in Chatham, a common nighthawk and an indigo bunting in East Harwich, and a veery in Provincetown.

For more information or to report sightings, call the Massachusetts Audubon Society at 781-259-8805 or go to www.massaudubon.org.