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Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival Needs New Members

Wildlife News


As a director, along with David Hancock and other directors, of the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival I want to call your attention to the festival website's request for more helpers here:

http://fraservalleybaldeaglefestival.ca/uncategorized/the-festival-committee-needs-new-members/

Please read that first before reading David's response which I'm including here:

Comment:  We certainly need inspiration but we also need committed sloggers.  I can speak from afar but so much of what makes the FVBEF work is the local initiative, people down the street who can make it happen today.  With this in mind I have often wondered why our 'street', which is truly the Harrison River-Fraser Valley, the life blood of the Salmon Stronghold, the basin of the salmon carcasses, the economic heartland that it both nourishes and is dependent upon, is not more involved. 

Here I simply wonder why the communities of the valleys, the populations of Chilliwack thru Abbotsford don't generate more individuals to insure that this world class event is not more involved with their community?  So how do we get them more involved?  Can we go through the regional Naturalists?  The mushroom people? The wildflower enthusiasts?  The retired office worker, bookkeeper, store clerk?  We need just a few of your hours per year  to make the world better.  Somehow we have not stated our needs!

Go for it.  Make Jo-Anne and Sharie's phones ring!!

Thanks for your committed and continued efforts.

David

 

Saving Eaglets in Vancouver

Global News Vancouver had a great story about the Jericho Beach eagle nest, and how David Hancock has been working with the Vancouver Park Board to help these eagles; the story originally ran the evening of Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - http://globalnews.ca/video/2953112/saving-eaglets-in-vancouver

View the story here, courtesy of Global News:

 

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UK scientists bid to solve mystery deaths of hundreds of baby southern right whales

Wildlife News21 January 2017


Two-year project aims to learn why carcasses have washed up on Argentinaís coast.
THEGUARDIAN.COM BY ROBIN MCKIE

Read More: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/22/southern-right-whales-bid-to-solve-mystery-deaths-argentina
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The 10 species most at risk from climate change

Wildlife News19 January 2017


From penguins in Antarctica, to butterflies in Spain, and rodents and coral in the Great Barrier Reef, as the world warms these species are disappearing.
THEGUARDIAN.COM BY PATRICK BARKHAM

Read More: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/19/critical-10-species-at-risk-climate-change-endangered-world
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Police rescue injured owl in Clearwater

Wildlife News21 January 2017


The Clearwater Police Department shared photos of the owl on their Facebook page, which initially looked like a statue.
WFLA.COM

Read More: http://wfla.com/2017/01/21/police-rescue-injured-owl-in-clearwater/
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Rehabilitated hawk released at Lake Delton golf course

Wildlife News20 January 2017


The door of the small animal carrier swung open, and the creature inside did not move at first.
WISCNEWS.COM BY ED LEGGE

Read More: http://www.wiscnews.com/wisconsindellsevents/news/local/article_6a6f98f4-1f9f-57bf-b5ee-5a7b7b2e9714.html
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Itís not just your imagination, crows are taking over Ottawa

Wildlife News 18 January 2017


This winter, the Citizenís Tom Spears looks at what makes our coldest season tick. Itís a series we call The Science of Winter, and today we hear from a birder about why youíre likely to see so many crows together in January.
OTTAWACITIZEN.COM

Read More: http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/crows-darken-the-ottawa-sky-in-winter
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After recovery, saw-whet owl to be local ambassador

Wildlife News18 January 2017


Mystic Ė With yellow-rimmed elfin eyes and a large speckled head crowning its small body, the as yet unnamed saw-whet owl in Maggie Jonesí care is destined for a future as a local wildlife celebrity.
THEDAY.COM

Read More: http://www.theday.com/local/20170118/after-recovery-saw-whet-owl-to-be-local-ambassador
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Pileated woodpecker shows up in Dearborn after 100-year absence

Wildlife News18 January 2017


After being absent as a species from Dearborn for over 100 years, the pileated woodpecker has returned to grace the woods of Dearborn.
PRESSANDGUIDE.COM BY RICHARD SIMEK

Read More: http://www.pressandguide.com/news/pileated-woodpecker-shows-up-in-dearborn-after--year-absence/article_15cc1500-0065-5f8b-aa47-ab5a5c89c85c.html
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