Bird sightings on Cape Cod

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

A Eurasian wigeon was discovered on a pond in Sandwich.

American woodcocks have been vocalizing and displaying on the Cape recently with sightings in Wellfleet, Barnstable, and Sandwich.


Owls have been active on the Cape with reports of great horned, Northern saw-whet, and Eastern screech owls in almost every region and a barred owl in West Barnstable.

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A small group of evening grosbeaks continued to be observed at Gull Pond in Wellfleet. An orange-crowned warbler and a flock of pine siskin continued at a backyard feeder in Brewster.

Other sightings around the Cape included a killdeer, brown thrasher, and ruby-crowned kinglet in Barnstable; a yellow-bellied sapsucker in Falmouth; and a Northern shrike on Sandy Neck.

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