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Eagle nests removed from Norfolk Botanical Garden

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The popular eagle nests at Norfolk Botanical Garden are gone. 

Nuckols Tree Service Inc. removed the nests quickly this morning after climbers found they weren't as large or "intertwined" as officials believed, city spokeswoman Lori Crouch said.

The partial nest also is gone and consisted only of a couple of small branches, but officials wanted it removed because it could be a draw to eagles attracted to old nesting sites, according to a garden spokesperson.

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Eagle nest at Norfolk Botanical Garden to be removed

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Posted on August 21, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 22 at 7:02 PM


NORFOLK--After much debate, one of three bald eagle nests at the Norfolk Botanical Garden will be removed. 

The announcement Tuesday came after meetings that included representatives of the USDA Wildlife Services and other federal, state and local agencies.

In the end, it was recommended to the city of Norfolk, which owns the land, to remove the nests, which have been watched around the world on the live Eagle Cam.

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Lafarge Eagle First to Return from Migration Today!!

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This is our first eagle to appear in any of our cam nests since we did the cam work for the new 2012 - 2013 season.

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Canada's Finest Grove of Old-Growth Cedars under Threat – Speak Up!

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The following is an email sent to me from Ancient Forrest Alliance:


Citizens are still waiting for a promiised new "Legal Tool" to protect BC's largest trees and monumental groves – let's start with the Castle Grove!

Recently, survey tape for logging was discovered in the Upper Castle Grove in the Walbran Valley on Vancouver Island – that is, in Canada's finest stand of monumental old-growth red cedar trees.  The Castle Grove is an extensive stand of densely-packed enormous cedars which includes the "Castle Giant", a 16 foot (5 meter) diameter cedar in the Lower Castle Grove that is one of the largest trees in Canada. The flagging tape for the potential logging comes to within 50 meters of the Castle Giant.



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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  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



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.

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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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