Turkeys, turkey vultures, and our thanks

I can’t think of November without thinking of turkey. It is the one month of the year that the turkey becomes a star, although it usually ends badly for them. I am a vegetarian, so I don’t eat turkey at Thanksgiving, but at the Wildlife Center we do take the time to...

14 Orphaned opossums find refuge at Cape Wildlife Center

Barnstable is lucky to be the home of the Cape Wildlife Center, the only veterinary hospital and rehabilitation center that treats all wildlife on Cape Cod. This center is open seven days a week to receive sick, injured, or orphaned animals from the public and from...

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...

The owls of Pleasant Street

On Cape Cod, we have either a Department of Natural Resources, or Animal Control Officer, or both in almost every town.  These agencies work with wildlife to help keep them safe and protected.  They are often called upon to help capture an injured or sick...

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...