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Request for Information re Richmond, BC Eagle Nest

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We've had a request for information about an eagle nest in Richmond,BC and wonder if anyone might know anything about it. The nest in question was at 3600 Rosamond  Ave. on the west side of Richmond.  A nearby homeowner reported that this has been a viable nest producing chicks each year for about 9 years, including this year, but at the end of August the nest abruptly disappeared. The person is concerned that the nest might have been vandalized or deliberately knocked down. 
 
Contact karen@hancockwildlife.org  Thanks. 
 
 
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30th Anniversary of Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve -- a wake-up call

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I would be pleased to help with any redirection of attention to bring greater protection to the Chilkat River's diminishing salmon runs.  Without strong healthy fish runs the forests, the oceans, our eagles, bears and wolves simply cannot survive. 

A point of conflicting interest arises.  Alaskans and others keep perpetrating the old truth and now myth about the Chilkat being the largest gathering of eagles in the world.  That was 30 years ago.  With the steady decline of salmon spawning success along the Chilkat and many of the other Alaskan and northern British Columbia rivers during the intervening years, the northern eagles have had to change their wintering patterns.  During the last few years, when the southeastern Alaskan fish runs have been way down in numbers, the largest bald eagle wintering grounds have steadily and dramatically shifted south from the high point being the shores of the Chilkat to now the highest concentrations being annually along the Chehalis Flats entering the Harrison River (Harrison Mills) and adjacent rivers just a few miles east of Vancouver, BC. 

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Pets, wildlife a sad combination

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By Peace Arch News
Published: July 26, 2012 09:00 AM
Updated: July 26, 2012 09:239 AM

 

Editor:

I am deeply saddened by the fact of how many around us are not aware of the beautiful and precious wildlife, including eagles and herons, on our White Rock, South Surrey and Boundary Bay beaches.

Read the rest of the letter here: http://www.peacearchnews.com/opinion/letters/163872956.html

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Anne Murray: Bad and good news for Canada’s birds

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Barn swallows are birds with a long history of associating with people. They frequently make their mud nests under the eaves of houses, stables and barns. These summer visitors fly enormous distances from South America to raise chicks in Canada, then gather in chattering flocks on overhead wires before heading south again for the winter.

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Juneau family goes fishing, catches a bald eagle instead

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A family fishing trip turned to into a wildlife rescue mission for Michelle Brown and her son.

The family was out at Bridget Cove on July 8, when Brown heard two adult eagles making a lot of noise in the spruce trees.

Brown took her dog to investigate.

Raptor Center volunteer Jen Cedarleaf says the eaglet is doing well, spending its time with the other baby eagles.

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Wash. lightning destroys tree, kills bald eagle

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Wash. lightning destroys tree, kills bald eagle

Credit: KING 5 News

Lightning destroyed this tree near Lake Stevens, Wash.

by KING 5 News

Posted on July 13, 2012 at 1:40 PM

 
 

 

SEATTLE -- A lightning strike near Lake Stevens, Wash., destroyed a large tree Friday morning around 9 a.m. and killed a bald eagle that happened to be sitting on one of its branches.

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Baby golden eagle survives Dump Fire

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Posted on: 9:36 pm, July 6, 2012, by , updated on: 08:06pm, July 8, 2012

OGDEN, Utah – A baby golden eagle burned in one of Utah’s wildfires was rescued and is now recovering in Ogden.

The Dump Fire burned more than 5,500 acres and forced evacuations in Eagle Mountain and Saratoga Springs after being sparked by humans on June 21.

The fire also destroyed the nesting site of a breeding pair of golden eagles. A wildlife expert knew the nest had burned, so when he returned days later, he was surprised to find a survivor.

Read the rest of the story and view the video here:  http://bit.ly/NcMmzE

 

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'Miracle' re-built nest results in baby eagle

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Here's another story about the man-made nest in Campbell River, BC.  Too bad David Hancock is not acknowledged as producing such nests many times in the past.  This is nothing new but kudos to the residents up there who made this nest for their eagles.

 

DAN MacLENNAN
Campbell River Courier-Islander

A healthy young eaglet perches in a man-made nest (notice rope) built by caring locals after another eagle nest tree was cut down in the area.
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A healthy young eaglet perches in a man-made nest (notice rope) built by caring locals after another eagle nest tree was cut down in the area.

An amazing homeless shelter for a pair of bald eagles became a nursery this spring, much to the elation of the Campbell River residents who helped to built it.

It's a unique story of compassion and creativity snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.

A group of Galerno Road residents were outraged and saddened in February when an eagle nesting tree was illegally felled in their neighborhood, literally while a pair of eagles were trying to fix it up for the season. The Conservation Officer Service is investigating the possibility of charges under the Wildlife Act.

But that was no help to the eagles - a fixture in the neighborhood for several years - as they rushed to build a replacement nest.

"They were trying all these different trees out here, trying to put limbs and grass and leaves and whatnot in them, but they just kept falling through," said Janis MacDougall, who lives with husband Jim next to the property where the tree was cut down.

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'Miracle' re-built nest results in baby eagle

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