Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod (as of April 9) as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Two sandhill cranes were seen flying over Harwich Port.

A black-headed gull continued in Hyannis Port and 2 were also seen at nearby Craigville Beach.


Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a mew gull, a Pacific loon, 160 red-throated loons, a black guillemot, 28 Iceland gulls, and a lesser black-backed gull.

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Sightings at Bell’s Neck conservation area in Harwich included 2 clapper rails, an American bittern, 45 green-winged teal, 2 blue-winged teal, a wood duck, 2 lesser yellowlegs, 2 great egrets, and 20 black-crowned night-herons.

Other sightings around the Cape included 2 ruffed grouse and 2 barred owls in Mashpee, an evening grosbeak in West Barnstable, an orange-crowned warbler and chipping sparrow in Brewster, yellow-bellied sapsuckers in Chatham and Mashpee, and 4 American kestrels and a Peregrine falcon on Nauset Beach in Orleans and Chatham.

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