Welcome to Hancock Wildlife Foundation
Established by DAVID HANCOCK in 2006 to broaden his at that time almost 50 years of lecturing and teaching about wildlife and conservation, 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 cameras 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."
Friday, August 08 2014 @ 02:41 PM EDT
Contributed by: karenbills
On Sunday, August 17, David Hancock will be speaking at 2:30 PM at the annual Richmond Raptor Festival. Hancock Wildlife Foundation will also have a booth there so we hope you will come out and meet us.
Here's the details:
Friday, July 25 2014 @ 10:33 AM EDT
Contributed by: JudyB
Did you wonder why JJ at Lafarge was jumping for joy? Or what Indy and Jules were really discussing after returning from their initial exploration of the White Rock neighborhood? Or why Mrs Honeycomb from Harrison Mills took a break from her vacation to return to the nest? Or why Hunter, the younger eaglet at Delta 2, was so excited that he branched on Saturday?
They have learned that thanks to all the wonderful members and friends of Hancock Wildlife - and of their cams - we raised $4289 in our three-day matching drive! And when that is added to the $2550 pledged by a small group of long-time supporters -
Sunday, July 20 2014 @ 09:58 PM EDT
Contributed by: davidh
Hancock here: FledgeFest 2014 & Hancock Open House: What a wonderful day for Mary and me, great weather, totally wonderful guests and so much exciting reaffirmation and good talk. The day started with a small caravan of 5 cars on a tour to various Lower Fraser Valley Bald Eagle nests. Most of the participants were out-of-towners who were up for FledgeFest and we got to visit a few nests. Mary suggests I left on the tour to get out of the final food prep!
Many of the nestlings were already fledged. The lone surviving chick from Nest #169 in Delta was feeding on the nest. The previous day we got sad news. While electrocution is still the largest killer of eagles, roadside kill by vehicles is a close second. Now we have to sadly add trains to the category of "killers". The juvenile at #169, on its 2nd or 3rd day of flying landed on the railway tracks and then flew off but in the wrong direction. It was run down by the approaching engine. OWL collected up the badly damaged bird but the vet decided the broken bones and huge open wounds were too much and the bird was sadly put down. My records will read: HWF Nest #169: 2 young fledged, 1 fledgling died 2-3 days after fledging when run over by a train engine - July 12, 2014
Thursday, July 17 2014 @ 06:01 AM EDT
Contributed by: elfjune
It's here: Third Day for the Matching Fundraiser. No matter where you look, the number three is associated with good fortune, creativity, optimism and joy. The procrastinator support group is hoping that the third day of the Matching Fundraiser will bring good fortune, creativity, optimism and joy from those who appreciate the Hancock Wildlife Foundation's Bald Eagle Cams. In the first two posts, everyone was reminded of past nest seasons as well as current nest seasons and how much the cams and the information gleaned from them enriches so many lives. We are about 2/3 of the way towards the matching amount of $2550 being put up by 'Procrastinators Anonymous' [doesn't that have a nice ring to it?] We won't badger you with more statistics, those can be read at the Hancock Wildlife Foundation's front page. But we would like to appeal to your love of the eagles and the knowledge and joy the cams and the observerations bring to serious scientists and lovers of nature who are curious about what goes on day to day on a Bald Eagle nest. So if you can, please help us get over the hump to make sure that we can take advantage of the entire matching pot. If we could exceed it, that would be even more fantastic.
You can do this by going to CanadaHelps. Anyone can donate using CanadaHelps and it also provides official Canadian tax donation receipts.
Another option is PayPal if you do not need a formal Canadian tax donation receipt.
There is a 4% service charge for CanadaHelps and PayPal so if you can give a little extra, that would be great.
If you are able to support Hancock Wildlife with a donation of $150 or above, mailing a check or money order is the preferred method (made out to Hancock Wildlife Foundation), with a post mark by 7-17-14 to be included in the matching drive.
Hancock Wildlife Foundation
19313 Zero Avenue
Surrey, BC, Canada
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Hancock Wildlife Foundation
1431 Harrison Ave,
Blaine, WA, USA
Help our sweet eagle dreams come true. Ariel and Hunter