Cape Wildlife Center: Adapting During Covid-19

As everyone has, the Cape Wildlife Center has been severely impacted by Covid-19.  We are continuing our mission to care for sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife, and had to figure out a way to do it that would benefit wildlife while keeping our staff and the...

Bird Migration In The Atlantic Flyway

The birds returning to Cape Cod right now are breaking all the travel and social distancing rules.  They are flying great distances, landing in various locations, and congregating in groups of hundreds or thousands.  The birds may be the only ones traveling...

It’s Important to Clean Your Feeder

Most people clean their bird feeders and bird baths at the end of the season before storing them away. While this is a very important step in helping to maintain the health of our bird population, it is only part of what needs to be done. Aside from birds getting...

Cape Wildlife Center: 2019 Accomplishments

As amazed as I am that we are at the end of 2019, I am equally amazed at what you have helped us accomplish in the last 12 months.   In January we took full possession and ownership of our buildings and land at the Barnstable facility. We are now...

At The Center: The Cost of Caring

When your pets get sick, you bring them to your veterinarian to be treated. Your pets fortunately have you to provide financial and medical support. When wildlife gets orphaned, sick or injured, whose responsibility is it to get it medical care and to pay for it? All...

Cape Wildlife Center: Loki Our Ambassador Screech Owl

Cape Wildlife Center is delighted to announce that we now have our first ambassador animal.  Loki, a red morph Eastern Screech Owl arrived at our hospital this summer in June.  He was brought to us by Wareham Department of Natural Resources...

Birds of Prey and Rat Poison

October is the month when we finally know it is Fall. Almost all of the center’s large mammals have been released; our small mammal babies are grown up enough to be on their own and find new homes, and our admission of birds of prey starts to rise. They are all...

Cape Wildlife Center: Lead Poisoning in Wildlife

Growing up wild and reaching adulthood and maybe even old age is no easy task.  In the natural  habitat there is the predator-prey food chain to contend with and unless you are at the top, it’s a constant battle.   Add to that all...