Welcome to Hancock Wildlife Foundation

Established by DAVID HANCOCK in 2006 to broaden his at that time more than 50 years of lecturing and teaching about wildlife and conservation, especially bald eagles, to include the web, the Foundation's mandate is to use the Internet in general and live streaming wildlife video in particular to promote the conservation of wildlife and its habitats through science, education, and stewardship. In David's words, "Our first live eagle nest cams reached and taught more people in a 4 month period than I had in all my years of lectures combined. This is the way of the future." 

David Hancock

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More Eagles Killed

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I am sad to report that more eagles have been killed for their lucrative body parts and feathers to be sold on the black market.  This time it was in the South Delta area near Delta Port. It was called to my attention yesterday and the media have been alerted.  We are hoping that the culprit/s will be caught and severaly punished. 

Larry Pynn of the Vancouver Sun has written an article about it in today's paper.  You can read it here:

The province is seeking public assistance with an investigation into the gruesome discovery of up to five plastic garbage bags full of badly decomposed bald eagle parts in a South Delta ditch

(See the full text at http://www.vancouversun.com/news/metro/bags+bald+eagle+parts+found+south+delta+ditch/10859184/story.html)

10:30 AM - I have just been interviewed by phone for a story that CBC Vancouver is developing.  So you will want to watch for a story on this evening's newscast.  I referred them to one of our members who lives in Delta and monitors the surrounding eagles nests for HWF.  Hopefully they can interview her out near where the bags of dead eagles were found.

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Ma Delta 3 Lays First Egg of 2015 at HWF

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I am so happy to announce that our newest nest, Delta 3, has become the first to lay an egg. Today, March 1, is the earliest we've had this happen on one of our nests that has a Hancock camera. We do know of a couple of other nests in the Lower Mainland area of Vancouver that lay eggs in the last week of February so this is not unusual for this area.

You can watch the Delta 3 cam here:

http://www.hancockwildlife.org/index.php?topic=Delta3#delta3east

Read the forum discussion and see the screenshots and videos for Delta 3 here:

http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=745062#745062

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BC Hydro crews rescue eagle caught in a power line

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News1130 Staff

LADNER (NEWS1130) – A bald eagle is on the road to recovery after it became caught in a power line in Ladner last week.

Read the story and view the videos here:

http://www.news1130.com/2015/02/17/bc-hydro-crews-rescue-eagle-caught-in-a-power-line/

ETA: Just learned that this story will be featured on Vancouver's local Global News tonight!!  That's channel 11 or 211 HD if you have Shaw Cable.  Global TV paid a visit to Orphaned Wildlife (OWL) in Delta today to get an update on the recovery of the young bald eagle.

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Fundraiser Needed

Fundraising Activities

The eagles are working on their nests - and it's time for Hancock Wildlife Foundation to build up the nest egg that we'll need to cover our costs for the coming year.

Here's a link to David's post from June of last year discussing projects and costs - click here - to give an idea of what is needed. I'm sure there will be some changes for the 2015-2016 cycle, but the general amounts needed will likely be similar.

In previous years, several of us have organized projects that have raised some money - the Adopt-A-Nest campaign and the Annual Matching Drive come to mind - but what we really need is a volunteer or small group of volunteers who can look at the big picture and develop and implement a plan that will reach more than our core members, and will raise a much larger percentage of the money we need.

We've all come to eagle watching from a variety of places - and I'm hoping there are a few people who have the sort of experience we need, and would be willing to use their skills to help us keep the cams streaming.

If you're interested, please contact Karen Bills - karen@hancockwildlife.org
Thank You

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Famous Turtle Bay, Redding, California Eagles Cam

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Hancock Wildlife Foundation is so pleased to announce the long held association with the famous Turtle Bay, Redding, California eagles by including their eagle nest web cam in the Associated Cameras section on the Live Cameras page.

Some of you will recall that in 2007 Caltrans (California dept. of highways) had tried to discourage the eagles (Liberty and Patriot) from nesting so near a planned highway project by placing a large cone in their nest, but the eagles were not easily discouraged and tried in vain to remove the cone.  It was thanks to a large grassroots movement, headed by Terri Lhuillier, that created enough publicity in favor of the eagles that the cone was eventually removed.

A camera was later placed in the nest and Hancock Wildlife Foundation happily provided the viewers a discussion thread in the HWF forum so that the scientific research could be documented.  Now, eight years later, the link to the camera appears on the HWF camera selection page in order that more eagle lovers can learn about Liberty and her new mate Spirit.  Liberty has just laid her third egg, as she has done in previous years, and we wish her and Spirit success.

To follow Liberty and Spirit on camera:

http://www.hancockwildlife.org/staticpages/index.php/TurtleBayCACam-top


To follow the discussion forum for the Turtle Bay eagles:


http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=697470#697470

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