Bird Watcher's General Store

“A Cape Cod Destination Icon For 40 Years”

November 30 to December 6, 2022

Four Tundra Swans were found on Saturday at the Beech Forest in Provincetown during the annual Cape Cod Waterfowl Census. They have also been seen at nearby Clapps Pond.

An adult Brown Booby continues to be seen off Eastham bay beaches and was also photographed sitting on the rocks at Breakwater Beach in Brewster.

Other birds at First Encounter Beach included a Snow Goose, 2 Pomarine Jaegers, 7 unidentified jaegers, 2 Dovekies, 600 Razorbills, 900 Black-kegged Kittiwakes, a Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Cory’s Shearwaters, 1 Great Shearwater, 1000 Northern Gannets, and 2 Bald Eagles.

At Race Point in Provincetown, sightings this week included a Little Gull, 2 Thick-billed Murres, 46 Common Murres, 1500 Razorbills, 2 Dovekies, 2400 Black-legged Kittiwakes, 7 Iceland Gulls, 31 Great Shearwaters, a Sooty Shearwater, and 1400 Northern Gannets.

Other sightings around the Cape included a continuing Common Gallinule in Mashpee, an Eastern Phoebe in Falmouth, a Blue-winged Teal in Marstons Mills, 17 Red Crossbills and 310 American Wigeon in Yarmouth, Great Egrets in Chatham and Yarmouth, a Marbled Godwit and 2 Western Willets at Forest Beach in Chatham, and an Evening Grosbeak in Eastham.

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 cape.sightings@massaudubon.org.