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Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod (as of Aug. 6) as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

A black-headed gull continued at Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, where other sightings included 9 Hudsonian godwits, a marbled godwit, 230 red knots, 1,500 sanderlings, 1,200 semipalmated sandpipers, 1,200 short-billed dowitchers, 170 willets, and a black tern.

Sightings at Crane WMA in Falmouth included 3 blue grosbeaks, a blue-winged warbler, an Eastern meadowlark, 3 green herons, and a sharp-shinned hawk.

Other sightings around the Cape included an American coot in Sandwich, a horned grebe and a pectoral sandpiper at Long Pasture sanctuary in Barnstable, an Iceland gull and a little blue heron in Chatham, merlins in Chatham and Provincetown, a Caspian tern in Brewster, and a stilt sandpiper and a yellow-crowned night-Heron at Wellfleet Bay sanctuary.


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