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March 15 – March 21, 2023

An Atlantic Puffin passed First Encounter Beach in Eastham on the 15th, along with 790 Black-legged Kittiwakes and an impressive 59 Northern Fulmar.
Two King Eiders were found in North Chatham on the 20th.
One or two Black-headed Gulls continued in Hyannis Port and a Glaucous Gull continues at Dowse’s Beach in Osterville this week.
Sightings from Race Point Beach to Herring Cove in Provincetown included 2 Pacific Loons, 7 Northern Fulmars, an American Oystercatcher, a Dovekie, 27 Common Murres, a Thick-billed Murre, 450 Razorbills, a Black Guillemot, 50 Black-legged Kittiwakes, 30 Iceland Gulls, a Glaucous Gull, 205 Northern Gannets, 6 Great Cormorants, a Black Vulture, an American Pipit, 10 Snow Buntings, and 10 Common Redpolls.
Other sightings around the Cape include a Glossy Ibis in Mashpee, a continuing Willet in Harwich, Great Egrets several places including two in Chatham, a Red Crossbill in Wellfleet, 2 White-crowned Sparrows in North Truro, and a Palm Warbler in the Beech Forest in Provincetown.
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