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Tiny, Adorable, and Threatened

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…

Why Wildlife Matters

Date: May 23, 2018
Time: 7 PM (Don’t miss Napi’s 5PM Early Bird Dinner)
Location: Upstairs at Napi’s 7 Freeman Street, Provincetown, MA
Cost: Donations Gratefully Accepted

Two to Tango or This Isn’t Your Territory?

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

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

Release the Dragon!

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…

Driver Survives Trip to Wild Care

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 Geese Are Better Than One

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.

Razorbill Goes Back to the Sea – With Bling!

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!

Wild Winter Night – Raises $25,000

“Wild Winter Night” raises Over $25,000. 10K raised specifically for upgrades to accept more animals…
FEBRUARY 14, 2018 02:52 PM | BY CAPECODTODAY STAFF

Why Wildlife Matters

It’s a harsh world we live in. Everywhere where turn, there is news of gloom and destruction….

Life After a Raccoon Invasion

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

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.

Tropical bird found on Cape probably blown off course by Hurricane Jose

The bird — known as a masked booby — apparently got swept up with Hurricane Jose and ended up on the Cape, many thousands of miles away from its natural habitat. The bird is now recuperating at Wild Care, a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation center in Eastham.

Rare Seabird Brought to Wild Care In Wake of Hurricane Jose

Eastham, MA. September 26, 2017.  Hurricane Jose has left dozens of battered seabirds in its wake on Cape Cod.  including a rare tropical seabird, a Masked Booby that was rescued by Wild Care, Inc., a wildlife rehabilitation hospital located in Eastham. “We received a call today about an injured bird at LeCount’s Hollow in Wellfleet. … Continue reading Rare Seabird Brought to Wild Care In Wake of Hurricane Jose

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You Want Me to Check Out What??

Adventures of a Volunteer By Amy Sanders Many calls that one receives as a volunteer field rescuer are easy. Well, not necessarily physically easy to carry out, but easy in that I know what to do. Once in a while though, a call comes through that is

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

13 June, 2020
26th Annual Wild Care Yard Sale – CANCELLED
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04 April, 2020
Galapagos – The Untouched Lands (POSTPONED)
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18 July, 2020
Swooping in for Wild Care
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DID YOU KNOW??

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!