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    Bird sightings

    Bird sightings on Cape Cod

    Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod (as of March 6) as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

    The first March nor’easter brought some nice seabirds to area beaches, including 2 Atlantic puffins, 2 dovekies, 3 thick-billed murres, a black guillemot, 92 Northern fulmars, 2 Iceland gulls, and 620 black-legged kittiwakes seen from Skaket Beach in Orleans.

    Reports from Race Point in Provincetown included 2 Pacific loons, 9 Northern fulmars, a bald eagle, an Atlantic puffin, 47 dovekies, 52 common murres, 3 thick-billed murres, 450 razorbills, 3 black guillemots, 475 black-legged kittiwakes, 62 Iceland gulls, 3 snowy owls, a peregrine falcon, a merlin, and 4 common ravens.


    Birds at Mill Pond in Barnstable included 3 blue-winged teal, a Northern pintail, 5 American wigeon, 18 ring-necked ducks, and a bald eagle.

    Other sightings around the Cape included a harlequin duck at Sagamore Beach in Sandwich, a Barrow’s goldeneye at Mashpee Pond, 18 green-winged teal and an American bittern at Bell’s Neck Conservation Area in West Harwich, a Baltimore oriole continuing at a feeder in Brewster, and 3 Eastern meadowlarks at Fort Hill in Eastham.

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