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March 22 – March 28, 2023

The Western Grebe continued on Mashpee Pond this week.
Two early Barn Swallows were reported in Chatham and a very early Purple Martin was in Mashpee on the 28th.
Birds at Bell’s Neck conservation area in West Harwich included 2 Wood Ducks, 39 Green-winged Teal, a Virginia Rail, a Lesser Yellowlegs, 28 Greater Yellowlegs, a Laughing Gull, 7 Great Egrets, 9 Black-crowned Night-Herons, 12 Ospreys, and 4 Bald Eagles.
Sightings from Race Point in Provincetown included a Pacific Loon, a Thick-billed Murre, 6 Common Murres, 200 Razorbills, 30 Iceland Gulls, 220 Northern Gannets, an American Pipit and a Common Redpoll.
Other sightings around the Cape included a Black Vulture in Sandwich, a Black-headed Gull in Hyannis, a Baltimore Oriole in Dennis, a continuing Willet in Harwich, a Yellow-breasted Chat in Harwich Port, single Snowy Egrets multiple places, 15 Red Crossbills at Wellfleet Bay sanctuary, 2 White-crowned Sparrows in North Truro, and a Glossy Ibis 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