Established by DAVID HANCOCK in 2006 to broaden his at that time more than 60 years of lecturing and teaching about wildlife and conservation, especially bald eagles, to include the web, the Foundation’s mandate is to use the Internet in general and live streaming wildlife video in particular to promote the conservation of wildlife and its habitats through science, education, and stewardship. In David’s words, “Our first live eagle nest cams reached and taught more people in a 4 month period than I had in all my years of lectures combined. This is the way of the future.”

Tracking Bald Eagles

Nest Mitigation

Streaming Cams

Our Mission

The mission of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation is to promote the conservation of wildlife and its habitats through science, education, and stewardship.


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Our Projects

The Hancock Wildlife Foundation currently has numerous open projects that are helping to revitalize birds both in our own area and world wide. See what we have been up to on Our Projects page.


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Hancock Wildlife relies heavily on donations from our viewers. Find out how you can help keep our cams alive and running for years to come.


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Latest News

Croydon Nest Takedown
Roughly 8 years ago, David Hancock spotted a new eagle nest in Surrey, located at 20 Ave and Croydon. As David tends to do, he made a note within his large database of nests around BC, and kept an eye on it. It's been an active nest for all of these years, with a regular nesting pair who have produced offspring from this nest. Below is a selection of pictures of the nest in action. The nest was known as one of the "most noticeable eagle’s nests in Surrey." Some pictures of the tree and area from before the loss ...
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Global TV Interview with David on the Croydon tree
GlobalTV interviewed David regarding the tragic situation with the eagle nesting tree in Surrey See the interview from the link below on Youtube : ...
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Croydon Nest 'Take Down'
The Famous Croydon Drive Bald Eagle Nest -- Cut down July 24, 2018 We need a plan to do something about this. David Hancock: 604-761-1025 The well known Croydon Drive Bald Eagle Nest, in Surrey, BC has been cut down, quite illegally. We need to organize to protest and prepare a plan for reasonable mitigation. This was an active nest that only two days before I saw an adult eagle guarding the territory. We need to develop a group of people who are concerned about the constant erosion of natural areas in the Lower Mainland of BC and specifically will ...
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Prominent B.C. eagle nesting tree cut down
This is so sad. The destruction of a long time nesting tree for Bald Eagles in the Lower Mainland. Photo by Aaron Hinks Prominent B.C. eagle nesting tree cut down ...
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BETA eagles banded

BETA Eagles tracked

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Our Volunteers

2018 Online Volunteers

The image (clicks bigger) shows the avatars of more than 40 of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation’s online volunteers who run our forum, control our cameras, post observations about the activities on the cameras at our four eagle nests and on other wildlife cameras across North America and around the world, and post observations and stunning photographs of eagles and other wildlife they observe live and in person.

There are volunteers from at least 4 countries, and from a number of Canadian provinces and US states. Several of our cam controllers (usually called “zoomers”) are from the areas near our cams – but others come from a variety of places including Alberta, Nova Scotia, Washington, Oregon, Arkansas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maine – and England (the country). The rest of our forum volunteers are equally spread out; most are in North America – but we do appreciate having observers in other parts of the world who can watch what happens on the cams in the middle of our night.

Our online volunteers make it possible for us to have a forum with reports on the activities at roughly 40 eagle nests with cams, more than 20 eagle nests without cameras in BC, a number of osprey nests, some owl nests, a cam watching Laysan Albatross in Hawaii, pandas in several zoos, sea eagles in Australia, black eagles in South Africa – and a whole lot more!

Thank you!

Our Research Campaigns

  1. Adopt a Nest

    Adopt your favourite HWF Nest & Family for the entire nesting season. Your Nest Adoption will assist with the cost of the cams, maintenance and tech support that is required all year long as well as support the mission and mandate of HWF through ongoing education and activities that promote the conservation of wildlife.
    $500.00 donated
  2. Eagle Cams/Repairs

    Keeping our cams running on our nests is an ongoing activity, with maintenance and repairs happening year around.
    $200.00 donated of $10,000.00 goal
  3. General Fund

    This helps with the expenses that come with running the Hancock Wildlife Foundation year round.
    $2,025.00 donated of $15,000.00 goal
  4. BETA Program

    Live, realtime tracking of Eagles is now a reality, help us to make this a bigger success in 2018.
    $2,500.00 donated of $20,000.00 goal

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