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November 22 – November 29, 2022

Single Brown Boobies were photographed off Nauset Beach in Orleans and First Encounter Beach in Eastham.

The Hammond’s Flycatcher continued at Peterson’s Farm in Falmouth. 

Two Pine Grosbeaks, the rarest of the “winter finches”, were photographed in Wellfleet this week.

A Lark Sparrow and a Eurasian Wigeon continued at Herring Pond in Eastham.

At Forest Beach in Chatham there was a Pectoral Sandpiper along with a Whimbrel and the continuing Marbled Godwit and 5 Western Willets.

At Race Point in Provincetown, sightings this week included a Little Gull, 2500 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Pomarine Jaegers, a Parasitic Jaeger, 12 Dovekies, 9 Common Murres, 2500 Razorbills, 3000 Black-legged Kittiwakes, 800 Bonaparte’s Gulls, 4 Iceland Gulls, a Cory’s Shearwater, 22 Great Shearwater, a Manx Shearwaters, 2 Common Ravens, 6 Lapland Longspurs, and 100 Snow Buntings.

Other sightings around the Cape included a Prairie Warbler in Falmouth, a Common Gallinule in Mashpee, 4 Piping Plovers in Yarmouth, a Dickcissel in Barnstable, Nashville Warblers in Falmouth and Wellfleet, a Blackpoll Warbler in Harwich, a House Wren in Eastham, single Blue-headed Vireos in Mashpee and Truro, a Lincoln’s Sparrow in Harwich, an Evening Grosbeak in Truro.

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