Even though it’s cold outside, squirrels are breeding, and some squirrels are pregnant. (Yes, you have read this correctly.) We have received neonatal Eastern Gray Squirrels at Wild Care as early as Feb. 10th one year, though most of our squirrel babies arrive in March. PLEASE HELP US TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF ORPHANED SQUIRRELS Continue Reading
On Friday, January 3, Wild Care received 14 trees from Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Cape Cod’s Hospice “Tree of Memories” program. The trees will be used to fill Wild Care’s raptor and songbird aviaries to provide enrichment for recovering sick and injured wildlife.
Last week I received an email thanking me for Wild Care’s help almost a year ago. It is a wonderful feeling to successfully guide people through a crisis. A woman named Helen had called Wild Care last January. She was distraught and very concerned about the squirrels who were acting sick in her yard.
I took a long walk on Nauset Beach in Eastham and the surf was roaring as a result of a heavy storm off
shore. Seagulls were dodging the wave crests, diving for snacks, and a variety of them were wandering around
the rack line in search of edible treats.
RELEASED! This Great Blue Heron was rescued by a man named Chopper, at Wellfleet Harbor. Chopper spotted the bird on a recreational fishing vessel whose owners had left two fully-rigged and baited rods in their deck stands. The heron was tangled in both lines, and the lure was part of the bait. Our wonderful Volunteer Continue Reading
Polly Marmaduke of Truro discovered a Monarch Butterfly was not flying – upon further investigation she discovered the wing was torn. She brought the butterfly to Wild Care, not one of our typical patients, but we are always up for a challenge…
Adventures of a Volunteer – by Amy Sanders Chimney swifts are an amazingly complex, yet endangered species of migratory birds (federally protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1916). In fact, I was stunned to learn that while they nest here (eastern North America) in the winter, then these tiny birds migrate all Continue Reading
We are truly grateful to Chatham Fire Department and Eversource MA for assisting us with getting an Osprey chick back into its nest at Monomoy Middle School. The chick had been displaced from its nest by the tornadoes. Watch the video.
In late July, we received a call about a fledgling Red-Tailed Hawk located in South Yarmouth. It was observed alone, and apparently was not being cared for by its parents. Our staff member, Jayne Fowler, was available to check out the situation. She found the bird to be weak and compromised, so she brought it in. It was very young, still with pin feathers growing in like porcupine quills.
Nine Osprey chicks rescued from their nests during the tornadoes this week on Cape Cod were safely returned to their homes Thursday by a local wildlife organization.
The baby birds were rescued from five separate nests and placed into a shelter operated by Wild Care Cape Cod. The shelter still has three more chicks to release, executive director Stephanie Ellis said.
If you find an animal in
distress, please call us at:
Our helpline and our facility
are open EVERY DAY from
9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
We are located at the
Orleans rotary (on the Eastham side).
Wild Care has a state-of-the-art seabird therapy pool, which allows seabirds and waterfowl to exercise on running water. This will help our bird friends recover more quickly so they can get back to their watery habitats!