By Patrick Cassidy, Cape Cod Times EASTHAM — A Lower Cape wild animal rescue and rehabilitation center will celebrate its 20th year in existence during a dinner Sept. 10 in Orleans. Wild Care Inc. will hold its 20th Anniversary Wild Care Dinner at the Captain Linnell House at 137 Skaket Beach Road starting at 6 … Continue reading Dinner fundraiser slated for Wild Care Inc.→
The raptor squad hit the Cape tip early Tuesday morning. Their mission: capture an ailing juvenile bald eagle. Funny thing about eagles, though. They move fast, even the sick ones. And in downtown Provincetown, a summer hotbed of traffic, tourists and chockablock houses, an eagle can disappear like a taloned ghost. But that didn’t deter … Continue reading Ailing Eagle Captured in P’town→
Cape & Plymouth Business’ 40 Under 40 Awards spotlight the region’s top young business leaders who excel in their industry and show dynamic leadership. This program honors distinguished businesspeople under the age of 40 who have made a mark in our region at an extraordinarily young age. These top young business leaders excel in their … Continue reading Cape & Plymouth Business 2013 40 Under 40 Honorees Announced→
Nemo’s Refugees Head Out by Scott Lajoie It’s been a busy few weeks for the Eastham wildlife rehabilitation center. More than 25 birds were checked into the facility in the week between the two large storms alone, including murres, gannetts, mergansers, and puffins. Severe storms do not allow birds to feed, so many of them … Continue reading Nemo’s Refugees Head Out→
Last week’s blizzard relocated a lot of things: people, power poles, and parts of the coast line. But nothing went as far off course as pelagic – or ocean-based – birds. Caught in the giant swirling nor’easter last weekend, the birds were literally hurled and shaken and tossed – like a feathery Robinson Crusoe – … Continue reading Auks in the Storm→
By Eric Williams EASTHAM — The storm winds huffed and puffed and down came a puffin. And other feathered friends. “We got totally slammed with seabirds,” said Stephanie Ellis, executive director of Wild Care Cape Cod in Eastham. “People were calling off the hook. We got animals in from all over the Cape.” The weekend … Continue reading “Parrots of the Sea” Blown Off Course→
By Wicked Local Cape Cod EASTHAM While humans were busy trying to stay warm after this past weekend’s blizzard left tens of thousands of households and businesses without power, the storm had other casualties. Since the storm broke loose Friday afternoon, Wild Care, the wildlife emergency rehabilitation center in Eastham, has received dozens of phone … Continue reading Wildlife are Casualties of Storm, Too→
EASTHAM — Old Christmas trees are the pariahs of January, drying ghosts that lurk in yards and behind sheds, awaiting a date with the dump, shedding needles like tears. But now these lonely pines and firs can help feathered friends. Wild Care Cape Cod is seeking the holiday leftovers to use as perches and flying … Continue reading She Wants Your Old Christmas Trees→
A brown pelican is headed home for the holidays, taking a plane from Boston to Florida this morning. The pelican was taken in by the Eastham-based animal rescue group Wild Care Cape Cod on Nov. 30 after it was discovered in Provincetown. “He was underweight, had signs of frostbite on his feet and an injury … Continue reading Pelican Flying Home for the Holidays→
(NECN) – One of the casualties of Hurricane Sandy is heading home for the holidays. The brown pelican was just one of many avian casualties blown off-course by Sandy. Rescued on McMillan Wharf in Provincetown, Mass. The pelican was exhausted, dehydrated and had a severe respiratory infection. A wildlife clinic on Cape Cod took the … Continue reading Pelican Blown off Course by Sandy Heads Home→
EASTHAM — A brown pelican, typically a rare sight on Cape Cod, will be flown to Florida once its infected elbow joint heals. The pelican was spotted near MacMillan Pier in Provincetown and reported to police on Nov. 30. The pelican was taken to Wild Care of Cape Cod, a rehabilitation facility in Eastham, with … Continue reading Surgery Set for Today for Wayward Pelican→
EASTHAM – A second brown pelican, typically a rare sight on Cape Cod, will be flown to Florida once an infected elbow joint heals, according to Wild Care executive director Stephanie Ellis. The pelican was reported to police around noon Nov. 30 near the entrance of MacMillan Pier in Provincetown, and was taken to the … Continue reading Pelican to be Flown to Florida after Healing on Cape→
Sadly, the rarely seen Brown Pelican that was blown in by Hurricane Sandy and rescued in Brewster by Wild Care Cape Cod recently died due to complications attributed to a severe respiratory infection. There is hope, however, for another bird beached in Orleans by Sandy, and taken in for rehabilitation on November 9th. Wildlife rehabilitator … Continue reading Birds of Sandy→
From one massive storm to the next, the Cape and Islands during the past couple of weeks have been anything but dull for those of us interested in birds. The most recent storm, a fierce and powerful nor’easter, delivered much higher octane winds and rain than Sandy to the region and caused more damage. Large … Continue reading Birding: Pelican Briefing→
PROVINCETOWN – It’s been a busy week for the bird doctors at Wild Care, the Outer Cape’s wildlife rehabilitation clinic, where a number of new patients are being treated for injuries sustained as a result of Hurricane Sandy. On Saturday, Wild Care director Stephanie Ellis and volunteer Josh Drew retrieved a young brown pelican from … Continue reading Rare Birds blown to Cape Shores by Hurricane Sandy→
EASTHAM — The eagle has landed – somewhere. Like the proverbial arrow shot into the air, where it lands Wild Care knows not where but after their care the young bald eagle named Nauset has a healthy future after her release from the crest of Fort Hill in Eastham Saturday at two o’clock. Close to … Continue reading Eastham Eagle Gets a New Lease on Life→
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Different species of birds behave so differently as patients. I recently wrote about an American Black Duck being the worst-behaved patient we had ever had, now I'm writing of one of our most well-behaved patients, a black sea duck...
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!