Shearwater Guessing Game

Tell us what you need!  If the animals could only teach us more.

We often ask this of the birds who we take into our care, but they never give an immediate answer.  When “the usual” patients come into Wild Care we feel a sense of security.  A songbird from a cat’s mouth , a flying squirrel fallen from a ceiling vent, an owl hit by a car are all familiar situations where we have protocols in place. We have learned what works well and what doesn’t. Sick seabirds are a different story…

There’s No Place Like Home

By Animal Care Coordinator,  Jennifer Taylor

In late September a Pigeon was found during a storm at the Wequassett Resort in East Harwich.  It had been hanging out on a porch near a guest’s room.

Join the Movement and Give Back

Wild Care is just $5,000 away from purchasing our very own digital Radiograph Machine (think x-rays)! 

Murrey the Murre Goes to Omaha!

A very special bird rehabilitated at Wild Care, Inc. on Cape Cod, finds a permanent home at the Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium…

“There is A Season” – A Wild Care Novel

Local author Susanna Graham-Pye is donating $2.00 per book from the sale of her newly published novel, There is a Season, to Wild Care in Eastham. 

Off-Cape Screech Owl Rescue and Release

At Wild Care caring for sick and injured wildlife every day makes us hyper aware of animal life and potential patients even when we are not working. Walking in the woods or on a beach we will see a lumpy shape ahead and begin calculating. …Bird? Mammal? Dead? Moving?

Harvest Dine-Out Raises $2,800 for Wild Care

On Thursday, October 19th, from 4 PM- 8:30 PM, Van Rensselaer’s (VR’s) Restaurant in S. Wellfleet will host a Harvest “Dine-Out” Dinner to support Wild Care.

National Geographic – BLOWN AWAY

Like humans, many birds try to get away when they sense an approaching storm.

Challenge of the Summer – Swifts!

October 11, 2017 By Jennifer Taylor, Wild Care Animal Care Coordinator The words… Baby Chimney Swifts… are simple words, but they strike fear in the hearts of many wildlife rehabilitators.  Wild Care included.  They are a very difficult species to deal with in a captive situation.  They are prone to disease, difficult to feed, and … Continue reading Challenge of the Summer – Swifts!

Rare Seabird Bought to Wild Care Succumbs to Illness

Eastham, MA. October 3, 2017.  The tropical Masked Booby that has been in care at Wild Care, Inc., a wildlife rehabilitation hospital located in Eastham, passed away in the wee hours of October 2nd after nearly a week of intensive care.  The booby was one of dozens of battered seabirds that were left in the wake … Continue reading Rare Seabird Bought to Wild Care Succumbs to Illness

NBC Boston – Rare Seabird Found [Video Link]

A tropical bird never before seen in Massachusetts has been rescued from a Cape Cod beach after it was likely blown off course by Hurricane Jose.

CBS Boston – Bird Blown Off Course [Video]

Bird Blown Off Course By Hurricane Jose Never Seen Before In Mass.

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).

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Trash Bash 2018

THANK YOU to our AMAZING friends at Nauset Disposal for making Wild Care a recipient of their Trash Bash again this year! Nauset donated $2,000 to Wild Care!



10 November, 2018
2018 Alternative Gift Market
15 November, 2018
Front Street Restaurant Benefit
24 November, 2018
10% of Harwich Antiques Center Sales Donated to Wild Care


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!