View Printable Version

David Hancock Speaks to Young Naturalists in Port Coquitlam, BC

Wildlife News


On Sunday, May 1, 2011, David Hancock gave his beautiful bald eagle PowerPoint presentation to the Burke Mountain Young Naturalists at Hyde Creek Park and Hatchery in Port Coquitlam.  There were over 40 children and parents attending.  The young naturalists kept David well after the talk in a lengthy question and answer period.

For local adults who are interested in attending one of David's infrequent local lectures, the public is invited to the Burke Mountain Naturalists monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m.  The address is 535 Marmot St. in Coquitlam in the church located on that corner.

Photos courtesy of Noriko Nakaya.

View Printable Version

Norfolk Eagles update

Wildlife News


Wildlife Center of Virginia to raise eaglets to be released back into the wild

NORFOLK, VA (April 27, 2011) – The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) has confirmed that the female of the eagle pair nesting at Norfolk Botanical Garden was killed by an airplane strike yesterday morning. VDGIF wildlife biologists, acting on concerns that the adult male will not be able to provide sufficient food for the three five-week-old eaglets, determined that the birds should be removed from the nest. While the male may be able to meet the needs of the chicks in the near term, the amount of food they will require as they grow will increase exponentially, likely exceeding the hunting capacity of even the most capable provider.

A number of options were considered as the VDGIF assessed the situation, including no intervention, providing supplemental food for the chicks, or separating them for placement in the nests of other eagles. Ultimately, the biologists and agency eagle expert determined that the most appropriate response would be to remove the eaglets and transport them to The Wildlife Center of Virginia (WCV). There the birds can be reared in specialized facilities and cared for by trained, permitted eagle rehabilitators until they are old enough to be released back into the wild.

According to VDGIF Biologist Stephen Living, “The agency recognizes that there is a very high degree of public investment in these birds. Thousands of people worldwide have watched these eagles over the years and followed their progress.”

The rest of the story can be seen here.

(thanks to puddzy for the link)


View Printable Version

Female eagle from Norfolk Botanical Garden hit by jet

Wildlife News

NORFOLK -- A plane landing at Norfolk International Airport struck and killed an eagle Tuesday morning, and it has been confirmed that it was one of the very popular eagles from the Norfolk Botanical Garden.

Tuesday afternoon, Stephen A. Living, a wildlife biologist with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries confirmed it is indeed one of the nesting pair from the Norfolk Botanical Garden.

For the rest of this sad story, follow this link :  Norfolk Eagle

View Printable Version

Recent Interview with David Hancock

Wildlife News

 While we all sit glued to monitors, waiting on White Rock and the O.W.L. eaglets to hatch (and the ongoing chick brawling with three in the Sidney nest!), we managed to get a copy of an interview David Hancock did with Radio Canada just the other day. Covering a wide array of feathered topics, its definitely worth a listen from the link below, so enjoy!



Click here

View Printable Version

Cycle of life on brutal display in Vancouverís Stanley Park

Wildlife News

Robyn Worcester of the Stanley Park Ecological Society at the Heronry near the tennis courts Monday, April 18, 2011 in Vancouver, B.C.

Photograph by: Ian Lindsay, PNG

Shocking scenes of violence are taking place in Stanley Park as a slaughter of unborn innocents proceeds apace — but not without a fight.

(To see the video, click here or watch it below.)

Meanwhile, elsewhere in Vancouver’s crown jewel, more hapless creatures are poised to perish, while their brethren will be forced into a voyage that would make Ulysses tremble.

In the first location, we have a raw struggle for survival and a profile in parental courage.

In the second, well, it’s either extraordinarily advanced avian family planning or just a couple of extra-silly geese.

Over at the great blue heron colony near the park’s southwest corner, bald eagles — which in past years have been seen eating newly hatched herons — have now taken to consuming the eggs before they hatch.

Read the rest of the story and view the video here:


View Printable Version

Gasoline spill likely killed thousands of Goldstream River salmon

Wildlife News
Thousands of salmon are expected to have been killed by a large gasoline spill that poured into Goldstream River during the weekend.

A Columbia Fuels truck smashed into the rock face and rolled, damaging the cab and one of the two tanks the engine was pulling.

About 40,000 litres of gasoline are estimated to have been spilled and much of that flowed into the river at the side of the highway. The truck hit the rock wall beside a small waterfall that flows across the road to the river, and that helped move the gas.

Read the rest of the story here:


View Printable Version

Pitter patter of little talons draws eyes of the world to Sidney eagles' nest

Wildlife News

A screen capture shows the first eagle chick to hatch this year in the Sidney eagles' nest, under surveillance by Hancock Wildlife Foundation's live video cameras.

Photograph by: Hancock Wildlife Foundation, .

A ball of grey fluff, high in a tree in Sidney, is attracting an international audience.

The first egg hatched Thursday in the Sidney eagles' nest, which is under webcam surveillance by the not-for-profit Hancock Wildlife Foundation, and fascinated eagle-watchers are glued to every movement.

Rest the story here:

View Printable Version

Two men and an osprey nest

Wildlife News


Cell workers rebuild home destroyed in windstorm

A nest was blown off the tower in a March windstorm, and the lone male raptor seemed eager to reestablish his home in Belmont park. The osprey circled the tower with twigs in his beak and squawked at the workers. Little did the bird know the workers intend to help him make up for lost time.


Work to add 4G technology to the tower is complete, and an extension was attached to the top of the pole with a ready-made nest for the osprey.


Please Donate

Five Easy Ways to Donate

Current & Ongoing Promotions







My Account

Sign up as a New User
Lost your password?