Entries by Friends of Cape Wildlife

A Message from Senator Julian regarding the Coyote Killing Contests

Thank you for engaging in such dedicated advocacy regarding the coyote hunting contests that have been taking place in the Town of Barnstable over the past two years. Your input, and the input of fellow advocates, has been powerful and helpful as we have worked to find a solution that will respect the rights, and preserve the safety, of people, pets, and wildlife.


Consider Quieter Fireworks

Fourth of July. New Years Eve. Weddings. Special Events. These are all becoming common instances where fireworks are included. We are all familiar with the colorful displays of light and the loud booms, but we may not be aware of the effect this has on other living beings, especially our companion animals and nearby wildlife. […]


Wildlife Workshop Agenda

Friends of Cape Wildlife Hotline Workshop Agenda Resolving the Public’s Wildlife Problems in Minutes A Phone-Advising and Wildlife Problem-Solving Workshop Presenter: Laura Simon M.E.S., Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies President, Connecticut Wildlife Rehabilitators Association October 20th 2018, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) 290 Summer St Yarmouth Port MA 10:00-11:00 am: Handling the Public’s […]

The Guinea Fowl Story

by James Downey One evening in September, a guinea fowl living in the woods across the street from my house in South Harwich was struck by a car while crossing the road. It was the male of a large feral family consisting of a hen and her 10 keets. I found it injured in my […]


Wildlife Hotline Workshop

As part of our mission we are developing a 24/7 wildlife hotline that will provide a responsive system of life-saving information to callers. This is a cloud based hotline that can be answered from anywhere. We strongly believe that wildlife calls answered by a live operator will serve wildlife in need when other wildlife centers […]

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Scientific Name: Phasianus colchicus AKA: Common Pheasant Related species: Gray Partridge, Guinea fowl and Indian Pheasant   Native: China and East Asia Current status:  Firmly established with widespread breeding from free-living, semi-domestic or feral populations. Habitats: Within agricultural areas, forests, grasslands, suburban gardens, arboreta, and large grass-covered common areas. Food habits: Omnivorous and opportunistic. Will feed on […]

When Gulls Turn your Roof into a Nursery

By Peggy DiMauro Herring gulls and other birds such as rock doves in urban areas frequently nest on flat roofs. They breed once a year from April to June.  Nest building begins generally in early May, and urban birds will often use the same nest year after year. The easiest way to discourage nesting on […]

Bat Facts

Bats can find their food in total darkness. They locate insects through echolocation, emitting inaudible high pitched sounds and listening to echoes. Bats also have excellent vision, is there’s no such thing as “blind as a bat” Most bats have only one pup a year, making them extremely vulnerable to extinction. Bat mothers can find […]

Supporting our Bat Population by Dr. Sadie Hutchings

By forming a town wide initiative in your town to install bat houses, we are helping support a local species that is not only feeds on mosquitoes and other night insects, but we are helping support a major pollinator and seed distributor.  While bats alone are not the sole solution to our mosquito misery, they […]