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This Week’s Bird Sightings – The Provincetown Independent


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Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s due date on Tuesday, March 14 consisted of the following, based upon a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown today consisted of 3 Pacific Loons, 15 Common Murres, 450 Razorbills, 35 Black-Legged Kittiwakes, 60 Iceland Gulls, a Glaucous Gull, and 2 Common Redpolls.

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When They’re Not Out Foraging, Piping Plovers Are Masters Of Camouflage, According To The Specialists At The Cornell Bird Lab: “Sometimes They Crouch Down In A Tire Track Or Footprint In The Sand And Virtually Disappear.” Piping Plovers Are On The U.s. Endangered Types List, So If You See One, Pull Back Thoroughly As There Might Be An Almost Undetectable Nest Close By. (Photo By Jim Hudgins/Usfws)

There was a Pine Siskin in Wellfleet.

And considering that no one saw any birds in Truro or Eastham, let’s count this one from our next door next-door neighbors: The initially Ospreys and Piping Plovers were reported on Cape Cod today, consisting of an Osprey attempting to recover its nest from a set of Bald Eagles at Cedar Pond in Orleans.

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If you have concerns about these sightings or wish to report a sighting, call the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary at 508-349-2615 or send out an email to [email protected].

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