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An Avian Mystery: Sick, Dying Seabirds Washing Up on Cape Cod Beaches

Large seabirds typically found off the coast of Quebec have been washing up on Cape Cod beaches during the past few months. They’re gannets; and they’re arriving at local wildlife centers in critical condition, or already dead.

Mysterious Gannet Deaths on Cape Cod’s Shores Prompts Further Investigation

An unusual number of Northern Gannets are washing up on the shores of Cape Cod with mysterious illness. Video by Lower Cape TV.

A mysterious ailment is killing birds on Cape Cod

Local scientists are waiting for lab results that could shed light on what is killing dozens of northern gannets. Since April, the plunge-diving birds have been washing up dead or dying along the South Shore and Cape Cod.

Third-graders float state ban on helium balloons

Many animals mistake the balloons for food and the strings for nesting materials, leading to choking and strangulation, according to Ellis. Last year, Ellis said she found a migratory songbird on a Cape beach that had died of a balloon-string entanglement.

Seabirds washing up and dying on Cape Cod beaches

They started washing ashore in April. Big birds, with wingspans approaching six feet and heavy, durable bodies topped with a formidable beak.

“Crash Landed” Swan Fully Recovered and Released

It’s been quite sometime since I was asked to go pick up a swan in a parking lot in Dennis port!

Wild Care – Update on Baby Robins

It’s amazing what 5 days of parental care can do.

Wild Care’s “Mallard Mom” fosters orphaned duckling

Our resident educational Mallard, “Ilean” is earning her keep! Here she is with a duckling that was trapped in a storm drain. Rescuers were not able to reunite the duckling with its mom.

Marcy is a Very Special Squirrel at Wild Care

Since she arrived at Wild Care last year, the staff has worked with Marcy to teach her basic squirrel behaviors as well as how to cope with her physical limitations.

Wild Care – Robins Hatch for Mother’s Day

Wild Care staff have been monitoring a robin’s nest in Orleans and updated us this morning on its progress!

Wild Care joins WCAI for “Birds and Other Wildlife We’re Seeing”

Wild Care joins Mindy Todd on WCAI’s the Point

Wild Care Talks Baby Birds and Nests

Baby Bird season is upon us. If you find a bird nest, keep cats indoors, and let the feathered parents do their thing. Enjoy nature’s beauty from a distance!

Wild Passion: Caring for the Cape’s injured animals at Wild Care

Stephanie Ellis stands in front of a huge whiteboard covered with notes, phone numbers, and scribbled instructions. She’s in the kitchen at Wild Care, a nonprofit emergency clinic that cares for injured and sick wildlife from around the Cape.

PETA offers $5,000 reward for information on Cape Cod loon shootings

An animal rights group is offering a hefty reward to anyone who can help catch whoever is responsible for the deaths of two common loons that were reportedly shot and killed on Cape Cod last month.

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, announced Monday that the organization will give up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect involved in the shootings.

Go Wild This Winter for Wild Care

Wild Care Inc, the wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center in Eastham, will once again host their mid-winter celebration A WILD WINTER NIGHT on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8:30 pm at the ELKS LODGE, 10 McKoy Road in Eastham MA 02642.

Two protected birds shot, killed on Cape Cod

When she learned that the first black-and-white bird had pellets lodged in its head, Stephanie Ellis was troubled by the discovery.

But when a second common loon died a few weeks later from similar wounds, inflicted by what’s believed to be a shotgun, she was stunned.

“Who would do something like that?”

Wild Care’s Wild Encounters! Presenting at Cape Cod Beer 2/22

On Wednesday February 22, stop by Cape Cod Beer to learn about Cape Wild Care’s animal rehabilitation strategies and hear stories from the field. Executive Director Stephanie Ellis will present on Wild Care’s work as a rehabilitation center….

Tiny arctic birds battered by storm rescued on Cape Cod

The Nerf football-sized birds were scattered around Cape Cod.

Someone had located one of the black-and-white critters wandering aimlessly in the parking lot of a Shaws grocery store, in Orleans.

Released: Two Common Eider Ducks with an Uncommon Story

Another Wild Care Cape Cod success story… JANUARY 24, 2017 07:02 PM BY CAPECODTODAY STAFF Editor’s Note: We received the following story this evening from our friends at Wild Care Cape Cod in Eastham. It concerns two Common Eider ducks with a rather uncommon story… On Thursday, January 19th, Wild Care Volunteer Swede Plaut released … Continue reading Released: Two Common Eider Ducks with an Uncommon Story

RELEASED – Swan at Salt Pond Falmouth

Our Mute Swan was released back in Falmouth after 9 weeks of supportive care and treatment for lead poisoning. The swan was brought to us from Falmouth, by Jessica Gow, Animal Control Officer from the Town of Falmouth. The bird was emaciated, weak and debilitated, and had what is considered a high level of blood … Continue reading RELEASED – Swan at Salt Pond Falmouth

Wild Care rehabs hypothermic, oil-stained Common Murre

A bulletin from our friends at Wild Care in Eastham: Wild Care rehabs hypothermic, oil-stained Common Murre!  40% covered with oil, which is deadly to aquatic birds This Common Murre came to us on Sunday 1/8 from Newcomb Hollow beach in Wellfleet. The bird was wet, hypothermic and oil stained, but otherwise in good body … Continue reading Wild Care rehabs hypothermic, oil-stained Common Murre

Storm blown puffin rehabbing on Cape Cod

An Atlantic puffin blew in with the weekend storm. The dehydrated young puffin was found in a CVS parking lot in Harwich and brought to Wild Care Cape Cod where it is being treated for parasites and other issues. In winter, puffins are out to sea and not land based. To see images, visit:  http://www.capecodtimes.com/photogallery/CC/20170112/PHOTOGALLERY/112009997/PH/1?start=2 … Continue reading Storm blown puffin rehabbing on Cape Cod

Weekend Storm Delivered More Than Snow…Say Hello to a Puffin

HARWICH – The first major storm of 2017 seemed to come and go with little damage. But it did deposit an Atlantic Puffin to one area parking lot. According to Wild Care Cape Cod, the bird was found at CVS in Harwich, dehydrated and weak. According to the group’s Facebook page, Atlantic Puffins breed in … Continue reading Weekend Storm Delivered More Than Snow…Say Hello to a Puffin

Feed for farm animals is one way to repurpose a Christmas tree

By Chris Lindahl CENTERVILLE – On a sunny morning last week, Gus, Bambi and Leland were among the dozen goats waiting for their next meal in their backyard pen. The truckload of vibrant, fragrant greens arrived, ready to add something special to their recently bland diet. But this wasn’t a trailer full of salad mix … Continue reading Feed for farm animals is one way to repurpose a Christmas tree

Tree of Memories Keep on Giving – to People and Wildlife

Memorial trees from Hope Hospice help recovering wildlife JANUARY 4, 2017 05:35 AM | BY CAPECODTODAY STAFF On Tuesday, January 3rd, Wild Care, Inc., a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center in Eastham, received 14 trees from the Hope Hospice Tree of Memories program. The trees will be used to fill Wild Care’s raptor and songbird … Continue reading Tree of Memories Keep on Giving – to People and Wildlife

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Owl at Wild Care Cape Cod visits ‘Life With Gwenn’

Nickerson, the Eastern Screech Owl and Wild Care Animal Ambassador visits 'Life With Gwenn'

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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!