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." 

David Hancock

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2014 Matching Drive July 24

Thank You!

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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 -

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FledgeFest 2014 Report

Wildlife News

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

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2014 Matching Drive July 17

It's here: Third Day for the Matching Fundraiser. WooHoo 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?Green LOL] 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.

Canada Address:
Hancock Wildlife Foundation
19313 Zero Avenue
Surrey, BC, Canada
V3S 9R9

United States Address:
Hancock Wildlife Foundation
1431 Harrison Ave,
Blaine, WA, USA

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Help our sweet eagle dreams come true. Ariel and Hunter

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2014 Matching Drive July 16

 The Number 2

I think it was two years ago that I wrote about the number 2 - and the many ways it related to Hancock Wildlife - and I find that's even truer today.

Then, I was hoping we'd have two cams on each active nest - and now we do!

Then, I was hoping we'd have sound on all our nests (a second way to know what's happening) - and now we'd do!

Back in 2006, when a friend told that he'd discovered a camera watching eagles on a nest - I looked in - and was immediately hooked. And I couldn't imagine how it could get better. But every year it has.

And much of the thanks for that goes to you - the members and friends who support Hancock Wildlife Foundation.

All four of our active nests have sound. All four have at least one pan-tilt-zoom cam so our dedicated group of zoomers can see where the adults hang out when they're not on the nest - and see where the fledglings go as they learn to fly.

And having twice as many cameras with at least twice as many features - well, that costs at least twice as much.

We have two wonderful adults at each of our nests - and two eaglets at three of them (and we're hoping that things will work out at Harrison Mills next year, so those wonderful adults will again have eaglets to raise).

And - for two more days - your donation will be doubled!

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2014 Matching Drive July 15a

Matching Drive Update

In case you haven't noticed (see 2014 Matching Drive Kicks Off!) we've started a three-day matching drive, with a goal of not only giving those who haven't had time to send in their donation towards the cam maintenance and upgrades that will be coming soon an opportunity to donate - but also a bit of a bonus, because up to $2550 in donations will be matched by a group of long-time supporters (at least some of whom have been known to procrastinate themselves!).

Normally when I do an update like this, I'd announce how we're doing in the first few hours of the drive - but, well, I am a procrastinator, so I didn't call to get a total. But I do know that some people made advance donations for the match at FledgeFest, and some have sent in their donations via CanadaHelps (which is a great option, especially for those in Canada, because you'll get an official receipt by return email - Hancock Wildlife is an official Not-For-Profit society in Canada, so donations are tax-deductible for those in Canada). And I've heard that at least one person has called in their donation, and was lucky enough to find someone in the office (Wednesday is the best day to call!). So even without any official numbers, I think we're at least 1/3 of the way to the $2550 we need to get the matching grant - and maybe more than 1/6 of the way to the money we need so David Hancock and his team will be able to do all the work they want to do on our four primary nests - Delta 2, Harrison Mills, Lafarge and White Rock.

So - instead of an update on the finances - I have an update on the eagles. love


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