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September 6 – September 12, 2023

Birds reported from boats on Stellwagen Bank included a Long-tailed Jaeger, a Pomarine Jaeger, 2 Parasitic Jaegers, 140 Roseate Terns, 2 Leach’s Storm-Petrels, 800 Cory’s Shearwaters, 1200 Great Shearwaters, 200 Sooty Shearwaters, and 500 Manx Shearwaters.
Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a Sabine’s Gull, 3 American Golden-Plovers, 4 Whimbrels, 7 Parasitic Jaegers, 35 Black-legged Kittiwakes, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 300 Roseate Terns, 200 Common Terns, 60 Great Shearwaters, 35 Sooty Shearwaters, and 9 Manx Shearwaters.
Birds reported from Wellfleet Bay sanctuary this week included 13 Whimbrel, 5 Pectoral Sandpipers, 2 Yellow-crowned and 2 Black-crowned Night-Herons, a Common Nighthawk, an Olive-sided Flycatcher, 3 Yellow-bellied Flycatchers, and a Philadelphia Vireo.
Birds banded at Wing Island in Brewster included 2 Acadian Flycatchers, 4 Yellow-bellied Flycatchers, a Philadelphia Vireo, and a Lincoln’s Sparrow.
Other sightings around the Cape included a Royal Tern in West Chatham, 6 Marbled Godwits in South Chatham, a Baird’s Sandpiper and a Western Sandpiper at Morris Island in Chatham, a Long-tailed Jaeger and a Western Sandpiper in Wellfleet Harbor, a Lincoln’s Sparrow elsewhere in Wellfleet, a Red-necked Phalarope at Head of the Meadow in Truro, and a Philadelphia Vireo elsewhere in Truro.