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Cape Cod Weekly Wildlife Sightings

Cape Cod Weekly Wildlife Sightings is sponsored by the Bird Watchers General Store in Orleans and Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. The following sightings were reported between November 17 and November 23, 2021.

The Tropical Kingbird was last reported at Wellfleet Bay sanctuary on the 18th and the Bell’s Vireo at Fort Hill in Eastham was seen as recently as the 20th. At Race Point in Provincetown, another Franklin’s Gull was photographed on the 20th. Other sightings at the Race this week included a Little Gull, 15 American Wigeon, 52 Green-winged Teal, 1500 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-necked Grebes, a Purple Sandpiper, a Parasitic Jaeger, 2 Common Murres, 400 Razorbills, a Black Guillemot, and 2 Iceland Gulls. Birds at Forest Beach in Chatham this week included 2 continuing Marbled Godwits, a Western Willet, and 3 late Barn Swallows, and other sightings around the Cape this week included a hybrid

Barrow’s x Common Goldeneye in Falmouth, a late Great-crested Flycatcher at Cold Brook Preserve in Harwich, a Blue-headed Vireo in Brewster, 2 Semipalmated Plovers and a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher at Coast Guard Beach in Eastham, and a Nashville Warbler in Wellfleet. If you have questions about these sightings, or want to report a sighting, call the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary at 508-349-2615 or send e-mail to

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