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September 13 – September 19, 2023

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 September 13 and September 19, 2023.
Storm birds at First Encounter in Eastham driven in by tropical storm Lee included 145 Red-necked Phalaropes, 5 Pomarine Jaegers, 26 Parasitic Jaegers, 2 Long-tailed Jaegers, a Sabine’s Gull, 8 Wilson’s Storm-Petrels, and 18 Leach’s Storm-Petrels.
Birds at Race Point and Herring Cove in Provincetown included a Red-necked Grebe, 1200 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 81 White-rumped Sandpipers, 3 Pectoral Sandpipers, 5 American Golden-Plovers, a Sabine’s Gull, a Little Gull, a Black Tern, 30 Roseate Terns, a Long-tailed Jaeger, 44 Parasitic Jaegers, 12 Cory’s Shearwaters, 40 Great Shearwaters 14 Sooty Shearwaters, 49 Manx Shearwaters, and 500 Northern Gannets.
Birds in remote parts of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge this week included 3 Blue-winged Teal, 6 Northern Shoveler, an American Wigeon, 16 Northern Pintail, 24 Green-winged Teal, 31 Ring-necked Ducks, a Lesser Scaup, 14 Ruddy Ducks, 4 Pied-billed Grebes, a Common Gallinule, 6 American Coots, and a Stilt Sandpiper.
Other sightings around the Cape included Western Sandpipers in Sandwich and Chatham, 2 Red-necked Grebes in Rock Harbor in Orleans, 2 Connecticut Warblers banded at Wellfleet Bay sanctuary plus another at Wing Island in Brewster, a Common Murre in Wellfleet Harbor, a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher in Truro, and a Painted Bunting at Provincetown Airport.