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Nest laid plans

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Some Site C opponents are pecking at a plan to mitigate lost eagle habitat, but one biologist says artificial nesting has shown success in the past - See more at: http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/regional-news/site-c/nest-laid-plans-1.2028315#sthash.Wq03uQAi.dpuf

 

Some Site C opponents are pecking at a plan to mitigate lost eagle habitat, but one biologist says artificial nesting has shown success in the past - See more at: http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/regional-news/site-c/nest-laid-plans-1.2028315#sthash.Wq03uQAi.dpuf

Some Site C opponents are pecking at a plan to mitigate lost eagle habitat, but one biologist says artificial nesting has shown success in the past.

William Stodalka / Alaska Highway News
August 12, 2015 08:58 AM - See more at: http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/regional-news/site-c/nest-laid-plans-1.2028315#sthash.Wq03uQAi.dpuf


William Stodalka / Alaska Highway News
August 12, 2015 08:58 AM

Eagle nests have become one of the newest battlegrounds over the Site C dam.

Despite government approval of the dam’s construction, two Treaty 8 First Nations, West Moberly and Prophet River, are fighting the decision in court.

One of those lawsuits is challenging the two dozen permits issued to BC Hydro to proceed with construction, one of which is a permit to remove eagle nests along the Peace River valley.

- See more at: http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/regional-news/site-c/nest-laid-plans-1.2028315#sthash.Wq03uQAi.dpuf


Eagle nests have become one of the newest battlegrounds over the Site C dam.

Despite government approval of the dam's construction, two Treaty 8 First Nations, West Moberly and Prophet River, are fighting the decision in court. 

One of those lawsuits is challenging the two dozen permits issued to BC Hydro to proceed with construction, one of which is a permit to remove eagle nests along the Peace River valley.

Read the rest of the story and David Hancock's comments here:

http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/regional-news/site-c/nest-laid-plans-1.2028315

 

Some Site C opponents are pecking at a plan to mitigate lost eagle habitat, but one biologist says artificial nesting has shown success in the past - See more at: http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/regional-news/site-c/nest-laid-plans-1.2028315#sthash.Wq03uQAi.dpuf

 Also here's a YouTube video covering the story that David Hancock was asked about for his opinion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oFRXbQuBYMw

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Falcons soar at Richmondís Terra Nova Park

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Richmond, BCLand-bound humans with feet firmly on the ground will never experience the freedom of flight as birds know it. But for one day, people can let their imagination fly free with eagles, hawks, falcons and owls as they demonstrate their impressive command of the sky at the Richmond Raptor Festival at Terra Nova Rural Park on Sunday, August 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

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Poor Salmon Run Can Be a Disaster

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Here's an article featuring David Hancock's remarks:

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More here:  http://www.pressreader.com/canada/the-vancouver-sun/20150806/281578059381308/TextView

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David Hancock Will Speak at Richmond Raptor Festival

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The 8th Annual Richmond Raptor Festival, a fabulous family event that celebrates the magnificent birds of prey that live in Richmond and throughout British Columbia, will take place on Sunday, August 16, 2015 from 11am to 4pm. This event is hosted by the City of Richmond in partnership with the Richmond Nature Park Society. The festival takes place at Terra Nova Rural Park in Richmond, BC. (2631 Westminster Hwy).   

For the sixth consecutive year, Pacific Northwest Raptors will be offer flying demonstrations at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm.  Last year saw a record attendance of 1300 people.

David Hancock will be speaking at 2:30 PM and Hancock Wildlife Foundation will have a booth.  Please stop by and meet us.

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White Rock Nest Falls


Hi All:  Hancock here.  The White Rock nest fell.   It finally happened and what a great fortuitous way it did fail -- no bird was hurt or is in danger and nobody on the ground was hurt.  Wow.  Great to see the two step process of the downfall:  1:20 PM and 3:05 PM yesterday.

I have been following this White Rock pair for about 19 years in several different nests -- all of which I believe relate to the same territory -- now called the White Rock pair.   This pair have had to work hard to hold onto one of the world's best chunks of bald eagle habitat --  a good home site overlooking the most productive waterway on the continent does not come without effort -- or costs.   Obviously the competition for this space is great (a different pair occupies about every half mile of cliffs/shoreline overlooking Boundary Bay) and, in this case as we saw the last couple of years, this competition is not just between a lot of other eagles wanting to take over your territory.  It is also competition for the very space occupied by the tree so another million dollar house can be erected.  

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