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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Life with the Eagles Next Door

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The Eagles Next Door will air on CBC's The Nature of Things hosted by David Suzuki Thursday, February 4 2016 at 8pm and 8:30pm NT.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/maija-leivo/the-eagles-next-door_b_9081682.html

P.S. from Karen Bills:  This is an excellent article written by a member of the production company who filmed our episode of Nature of Things airing tomorrow night and repeating on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 7, at 2 PM.  Sorry the above link is not hot.  You will have to copy and paste it into your browser to view it and see the video that is included.  Don't miss this program if you are a viewer of our HWF eagle cams.  You will love it.  The production company did an excellent job and several of our members are also featured.

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Reminder to Watch Nature of Things on Feb. 4th

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Here's a link to the upcoming Nature of Things program, on Feb. 4th, featuring Hancock Wildlife:

http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episodes/eagles-next-door

They also created a page of 'eagle facts', some of which they got from us and some from other places on the Internet.

http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/features/how-to-be-a-good-eagle-neighbour

P.S. Sorry the above url link is not hot.  You will have to copy and paste it into your brower.


UPDATE:  I am so sorry to report that we have just learned that the program will only be available to Canadian viewers.  For Canadians who miss it on Feb. 4th and the repeat show on Feb. 7th, they will have the option of watching it on the Nature of Things website when it becomes available probably about a week after it airs on television.  However if you are in the U.S. or elsewhere, even if you go to their website, the video will NOT play outside of Canada!!

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Another Year End

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Hancock here – another Year End!    December 31, 2015

Well first, I hope you had a wonderful Xmas and I wish you a tremendously healthy and successful New Year.    Mary and I have sat around a few more hours this year with more time for contemplation and generally it has been a year of good thoughts and worldly interactions. Let me highlight a few items that came to the top of the pile.

Delta 2 eagle nest cam:   First, it was quite a year of wind storms -- winds that were quite destructive to many local trees and eagle nests.  The August 29th morning call came in early saying “The Delta 2 nest is gone”.  Who would go out to confirm?  Before I had time to review this Karen called that Ken confirmed the tree was down, the cams with it.  The next morning I viewed the site to confirm my worst horrors.  But from that moment on life was bent on succeeding.  From the site I called Larry and I said I thought the tree known to the viewers as the “Barn Tree Perch” was capable of supporting an artificial platform.  Larry’s immediate response was, “Would a 60 or 80 ft. lift do the job?”  “80", I replied. “I’ll call you right back", he said!  As I hung up the thought of not just building the platform but of the havoc brought to other neighboring nests in the past season came flashing before me.  The local First Nations people had removed 4 active eagle nests to sustain their condominiums, commercial shop developments (huge mall) and the preparation for the government co-sponsored deep-sea container holding area.  Few suitable trees were going to be available for any nest building for the entire area.  That door closed, another door opened.

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A Bit More Smooth with the Rough

Here's to a Bit More Smooth with the Rough!

Hi everyone! The title is from a poem by Cicely Fox Smith, one of my husband Charlie's favorite nautical poets - and I think we're all hoping for a more mellow year at all of our nests in 2016, though they all really did very well, with two new juvies each from Harrison Mills, Lafarge and White Rock - and Ma and Pa Delta 2 are back healthy and strong after taking a year off so Ma's leg could heal.

It is the eve of New Year's Eve - with about 30 more hours for those in BC to make a donation that can be deducted from this year's taxes (HWF is a "Not-for-Profit" Society in Canada) - and we would love some end-of-the-year donations no matter where you are in the world. Smile

You could adopt one of our four nests - click here for more info and some really neat pictures from the nests

You could join our monthly donor program and help with the monthly expenses involved in keeping the forum and website online - click here for more info and a fantastic picture of a chick breaking out of an egg

Or you could just donate whatever feels right, using the convenient CanadaHelps button

And for those who would like to know more about CanadaHelps, we have that information here.

The eagles are getting ready for 2016 -



Won't you help us get ready too?

Thank you all, for all you do!

And Happy New Year! from all of us at Hancock Wildlife!

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Photo credits (and the picture clicks bigger)
Harrison Mills/IrishEyes - Delta 2/sydie
Lafarge/mjb - White Rock/AnniesKatz

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Periscoping

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Hancock here:  

On Christmas day Christian Sasse and I were visiting various nests and viewing eagles in the Boundary Bay area.   We hardly got started down 96 St and coming towards us was an adult eagle carrying dinner.  We were stopped as she alit on the telephone pole beside us.  Out came Christian's big lens, his cell phone was snapped into place and within a few seconds he was broadcasting this eagle tearing apart a duck to the world.

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