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Nemo’s Refugees Head Out

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

Auks in the Storm

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

“Parrots of the Sea” Blown Off Course

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

Wildlife are Casualties of Storm, Too

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

She Wants Your Old Christmas Trees

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

Pelican Flying Home for the Holidays

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 Blown off Course by Sandy Heads Home

(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

Surgery Set for Today for Wayward Pelican

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

Pelican to be Flown to Florida after Healing on Cape

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

Birds of Sandy

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

Birding: Pelican Briefing

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

Rare Birds blown to Cape Shores by Hurricane Sandy

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

Eastham Eagle Gets a New Lease on Life

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

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An Uncooperative Loon

Adventures of a Volunteer By Amy Sanders It’s March 28, and I’m arriving home from a bunch of errands, when I spot the answering machine light blinking. It’s Wild Care, asking if I can get a loon in a driveway in North Truro. The call came a co

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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!