The Orleans Police notified Wild Care of a Mute Swan strolling down Main Street,
in front of Snows Department Store one day in April. They had an officer following the bird. I told them I would have volunteers come out ASAP. Volunteers Peter Kosewski and Diane Midura rallied and got all the necessary equipment…
What is blue-grey, yellow, white and orange—-bigger than a hummingbird and
smaller than a chickadee? You are right! A male Northern Parula Warbler! A bird
listed as Threatened in the state of Massachusetts…
Provincetown Animal Control Officer, Ruth Anne Cowing brought us an injured Red-tailed Hawk in February that was found on a road in Truro. She had head trauma probably from either being hit by a car or from impacting the asphalt when hunting on the road…
Cocktails for Ducktales By Jennifer Taylor, Animal Care Coordinator When you go walking in the forest in Truro, you hope to see some wildlife, and do not expect to discover a wandering, 6lb rooster. But you might, and somebody did! After a good chase, the rooster was nabbed by a concerned citizen who called Wild … Continue reading Cocktails for Ducktales→
Checking the phone messages at Wild Care is a pretty routine job. You get the phone log out, a pen that works, press *99, close your eyes and listen hard, expecting calls from excited people at windy beaches…
A person called us from Truro the other day reporting a seabird looking distressed on a road. After listening to his description it sounded like it was a loon – gray on top, white beneath, feet sticking out behind it, and a pointed beak…
Two days after Christmas we received a Canada Goose who came in uncoordinated, unkempt and unable to bear weight on its right leg. A concerned woman had been watching, worrying, and feeding this bird for three weeks prior.
This Razorbill was brought to us by Andrea Spence, an intern at the National Marine Life Center in Buzzards Bay, who also happens to be a Wild Care Volunteer! When she was leaving NMLC on Thursday night, this little bird startled her when it came out from hiding underneath her car in the parking lot!
by Jennifer Taylor. Animal Care Coordinator One of most heartwarming stories of 2017 was the rescue and release of a female screech owl from Falmouth, nicknamed Darwin by her rescuers. In April a raccoon had ransacked the nestbox of a screech owl couple. The McCumbers (Jake McCumber and Lisa Snowberg) found one of the owls … Continue reading Life After a Raccoon Invasion→
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!