2024 Burrowing Owl Census Results

2024 Burrowing Owl Census Results

2024 Burrowing Owl Census Results The results have been tallied – the number of burrowing owls counted during the 6th annual census on May 18, 2024 in Cape Coral is 5098! This is a fantastic result demonstrating that Cape Coral’s official city bird is thriving in our...
2024 Burrowing Owl Photo Contest Results

2024 Burrowing Owl Photo Contest Results

2024 Burrowing Owl Photo Contest Results Today, we’re thrilled to unveil the winners of the 2024 Burrowing Owl Photo Contest! The response this year was overwhelming, with an abundance of stunning and distinctive images capturing the essence of these magnificent...
PSA: Burrowing Owl Census This Saturday

PSA: Burrowing Owl Census This Saturday

PSA: Burrowing Owl Census This Saturday On May 18, 2024 from 7 am – 12 pm volunteers will be conducting the Cape Coral Owl Census. If you’re driving around town between those hours, you may see this sign on many vehicles. We ask that you be patient as they will...
Gopher Tortoise Day April 10, 2024

Gopher Tortoise Day April 10, 2024

Gopher Tortoise Day April 10, 2024 Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife (CCFW) wants the community to be aware that Lee County has joined with many municipalities in officially proclaiming April 10 as Gopher Tortoise Day. The purpose of Gopher Tortoise Day is to to raise...
2024 Burrowing Owl Festival Recap

2024 Burrowing Owl Festival Recap

2024 Burrowing Owl Festival Recap Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife (CCFW) would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to all that made the 22nd Annual Burrowing Owl Festival, Wildlife and Environmental Expo on February 24, 2024 a resounding success. The event...
Cape ground owl sees her shadow

Cape ground owl sees her shadow

Cape ground owl sees her shadow Published by Cape Coral Breeze by Chuck Ballaro It has been an unusually cool winter here in Southwest Florida. And it may continue to be cool for some time to come. That is what Athene, the city’s official burrowing owl, told NBC2...
Photographers Birding Bus Tour

Photographers Birding Bus Tour

Photographers Birding Bus Tour As part of Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife’s 22nd Annual Burrowing Owl Festival, Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife will be offering a Photographers Birding Bus Tour. Participants will have the opportunity to view and photograph our beautiful...
2024 Ground Owl Day

2024 Ground Owl Day

2024 Ground Owl Day On February 2nd each year we celebrate our own unique take on Groundhog Day, gathering to find out if the burrowing owl will see its shadow and predict the end of winter. This year’s event was held at the Pelican Baseball Complex and was the...
An Evening with Guest Speaker Robert N. Macomber

An Evening with Guest Speaker Robert N. Macomber

An Evening with Guest Speaker Robert N. Macomber Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife was proud to host a special event with local author and historian Robert N. Macomber at Rotary Park on the evening of December 6, 2023. We had a fantastic turnout of over 65 attendees who...
2023 Burrowing Owl Photo Contest

2023 Burrowing Owl Photo Contest

2023 Burrowing Owl Photo Contest Adult Category First Place Credit: Chris Robben Second Place Credit: Mike Fisher Third Place Credit: Elaine Weissborn T-Third Place Credit: John P. Hawkins Adult Honorable Mention Credit: Denise Blough Credit: Christine L’Abbe...
Thank You to All Burrowing Owl Festival Sponsors!

Thank You to All Burrowing Owl Festival Sponsors!

Thank You to All Burrowing Owl Festival Sponsors! The Board of Directors of Cape Coral Wildlife, Inc. would like to recognize the following major sponsors of the 2023 Burrowing Owl Festival – Wildlife & Environmental Expo. If you are personally acquainted with a...
Paying Homage to the City Bird

Paying Homage to the City Bird

Paying Homage to the City Bird Published in Cape Coral Breeze by CJ Haddad A long-time tradition in the Cape paying homage and educating the public on Cape Coral’s official city bird takes place this weekend. The 21st Annual Burrowing Owl Festival — Wildlife &...
2022 Cape Coral Pride Parade

2022 Cape Coral Pride Parade

2022 Cape Coral Pride Parade Pride with CCFW sign22022 Cape Coral Pride Parade Pride with Calendar Girls2022 Cape Coral Pride Parade Eagles watching Pride ParadeEagles Watching Pride...
2022 Cape Coral Art Festival

2022 Cape Coral Art Festival

2022 Cape Coral Art Festival This weekend’s Cape Coral Art Festival was a fantastic event, and a big round of applause goes to the Cape Coral Rotary Club for organizing an outstanding festival. CCFW had the pleasure of welcoming numerous visitors to our booth,...