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September 20 – September 26, 2023

A likely Western Wood-Pewee was banded at Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, along with a Hooded Warbler.
Other species on Monomoy included a Common Gallinule, an American Coot, a Pied-billed Grebe, a Glossy Ibis, an American Golden-Plover, 2000 Black-bellied Plovers, 110 Red Knots, 2 Marbled Godwits, and 3 Western Sandpipers.
A Common Murre was in Wellfleet Harbor for several days, and another passed First Encounter in Eastham on the 26th. A Brown Booby was also at First Encounter on the 26th.
Birds reported from Sandy Neck in Barnstable on the 26th included 450 White-winged Scoters, 14 White-rumped Sandpipers, 600 Semipalmated Sandpipers, a Western Sandpiper, 2 Leach’s Storm-Petrels, 3 Northern Harriers, 3 Peregrine Falcons, a White-eyed Vireo, and 3000 Tree Swallows.
Birds at Race Point in Provincetown included 3 Caspian Terns, a Purple Sandpiper, a Baird’s Sandpiper, 5 American Golden-Plovers, 80 White-rumped Sandpipers, 3 Red-necked Phalaropes, 40 Parasitic Jaegers, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 4 Black-legged Kittiwakes, 20 Roseate Terns, 1350 Common Terns, 15 Great Shearwaters, 10 Sooty Shearwaters, 96 Manx Shearwaters.
Birds at Chapin Beach in Dennis included 2 Black Skimmers, 2 American Oystercatchers, 110 Red Knots, 50 Forster’s Terns, 2 Peregrine Falcons, and 1500 Tree Swallows. A Black-headed Gull was at nearby Corporation Beach.
Other sightings around the Cape included a Black Vulture in Bourne, 2 Yellow-bellied Flycatchers, a Gray-cheeked Thrush, and a Connecticut Warbler banded in Brewster, a Hooded Warbler in Orleans, a Worm-eating Warbler and a Golden-winged Warbler at Wellfleet Bay sanctuary, and a Wood Duck flying out over Stellwagen Bank.