About 95 feet above the parking lot, in a grove of cottonwood trees near the guard facility at Pacific Coast Terminals in Port Moody, B.C., is an eagle nest. Pacific Coast Terminals has graciously funded the installation of two cameras for remote viewing and local archiving this coming season. One camera was unfortunately damaged in a fall storm so won't be available until next season, but the other will provide a high-definition video feed courtesy of Pacific Coast Terminals and Hancock Wildlife Foundation. 

The eagles seem to be building another nest about 400 yards away but may still use this nest - they do visit it, so keep an eye out.

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Pacific Coast Terminals Port Moody Eagle Nest - First Images

There are several steps in getting a new camera site up and running, and with the Pacific Coast Terminals eagle nest cameras we passed another milestone yesterday.

Ken Cillis and I installed the archive server and network facilities in the Pacific Coast Terminals guard facility at the base of the tree yesterday morning. The cameras were installed several weeks ago (September 21) while the eagles were away fishing in the salmon rivers.

One of the first things I do with a new camera (or two, as in this case) is to set up a time-lapse facility where we grab an image every 5 minutes. This gives us a sense of what we'll see during the day once we go live, and allows us figure out if we need to block portions of the image for security or privacy sake. In this case we were lucky to also capture one of the eagles visiting the nest prior to the new season.

These first two images in our new media gallery album for this site show the nest from the two cameras - one North of the nest looking roughly South, and the other South of the nest looking roughly North. For our purposes, we'll call the cameras by their view, the North camera looking North toward Burrard Inlet, and the South camera looking South toward the CP rail line and Port Moody. The cameras are roughly the same distance from the nest. We could not give a wider view from another tree as we had hoped; there simply was not a convenient branch with a good view.

The focus on these two images is not 100% because I had not yet gotten around to having the cameras do a fine focus yet, but I thought you would appreciate that the eagles are in the area and that we're working hard to get you these new cameras. While these cameras are "fixed focus" they are also very high resolution compared to what we can stream out currently. We will continue to bring you selected full-resolution images as we can - and members will be able to get access to the high-resolution time-lapse videos too. We'll also be able to "zoom" in (electronically) on the nest as the season progresses, and back out as the chicks get bigger and start moving around more.

Thanks to Pacific Coast Terminals for their sponsorship of these cameras - you'll be hearing more about them soon.

 

 

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Eagle cam setup at PCT

 

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A large bald eagle that has called the Port Moody waterfront home for several years will soon be available for viewing on a computer screen near you.

Its nest, which is located near the security guard booth at Pacific Coast Terminals, will be monitored by two webcams that will broadcast a live streaming high-definition video feed on the internet.

David Hancock, chair of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation, said the video feed is one of several operated by his organization, which are used to educate the public about the natural environment.

“We are trying to draw people’s attention to how we as a society live with wildlife,” he said. “The eagle is a good indicator species. If they can do well, they are kind of a statement that maybe not all is lost.”

To read the rest of the story please visit:

 
Port Moody bald Eagle Nest to go on line

 

 

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Live From the Nest

 

 
 
 
 
Biologist David Hancock installs two cameras trained on an eagle’s nest in a cottonwood tree at Pacific Coast Terminals in Port Moody. The Hancock Wildlife Foundation performed the installation Tuesday in advance of next year’s nesting season, when people can view the local eagle hatchlings online.
 

Biologist David Hancock installs two cameras trained on an eagle’s nest in a cottonwood tree at Pacific Coast Terminals in Port Moody. The Hancock Wildlife Foundation performed the installation Tuesday in advance of next year’s nesting season, when people can view the local eagle hatchlings online.

Photograph by: Paul vanPeenen, NOW photos

http://www.thenownews.com/community/LIVE+FROM+NEST/3564353/story.html

 

 

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New Cameras Installed - Port Moody PCT Eagle Nest

September 21, 2010 - This morning a crew arrived at the Pacific Coast Terminals facility in Port Moody to install two Axis 1346E fixed-focus high-definition cameras aimed at the eagle nest in a grove of cottonwood trees near the gate/guard facility.

One of our members, urban Eagle, has been submitting pictures to our discussion forum since May this year like the one seen to the left here.

The nest is right in the middle of a busy industrial area with trains going by and shunting sulphur and chemical cars at all hours of the day.

Note that the picture the left was taken last breeding season. There were no eagles in the area when we put the cameras in.

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