Bird sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod (as of Feb. 5) as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

An extremely late rose-breasted grosbeak appeared at a feeder in North Truro, one of just three ever recorded for New England in February.

An Atlantic puffin and a Pacific loon were seen at Race Point in Provincetown, where other sightings included 12 dovekies, 22 common murres, 9 thick-billed murres, 850 razorbills, 52 black-legged kittiwakes, 42 Iceland gulls, and 144 snow buntings.


Sightings in Eastham included a bald eagle, a Northern harrier, and 6 Eastern meadowlarks at Fort Hill and a Eurasian wigeon, 8 ring-necked ducks, and 5 ruddy ducks at Herring Pond.

Other sightings around the Cape included 2 American pipits at Scusset Beach in Sandwich, a snow goose in Hyannis, a marsh wren at Crosby Beach in Brewster, 5 Northern pintail and a snowy owl on Morris Island in Chatham, a chipping sparrow elsewhere in Brewster, and a ruby-crowned kinglet in Wellfleet.

For more information about bird sightings or to report sightings, call the Massachusetts Audubon Society at 781-259-8805 or go to