Ma Delta needs a new nest to raise her future eaglets.

Hi Everyone!  We are doing a GoFundMe drive to rebuild the Delta2 Nest in BC, Canada (see details on the link below). Every little bit helps. Thanks in advance.

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

Hancock Here: Where have all the eagles gone? Long time coming!!! Nov 1, 2021
Hancock here: That is the extent of my musical talents and be thankful you did not hear me sing this! However, I do keep hearing that during the past 10 days that the eagles have disappeared from the lower mainland – at least the early arrivals at the lower valley nests seem to have disappeared from around their nests or are no longer heard calling. Some Background: I think we are seeing just an extreme situation of what is quite normal. I have been reporting for years that the resident bald eagles are returning to the Great Vancouver area earlier ...
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David Hancock and Mike Seear building an eagle nest to place on a tall pole
Hancock Here: Why do eagles need help with building or rebuilding their nests? Can’t they build their own nests? Hundreds do this all the time! Most certainly they can build beautiful and functional nests -- they have been doing this for a million years. So why do we now need to intervene? Well, the answer is straight forward. For an eagle to build a five-to-eight foot-across nest, one hundred feet up in a big tree, several key ingredients are required. Guess what? We humans are responsible for eliminating most satisfactory trees. Sure, you see many trees - certainly we are ...
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085 TERF11 Vanier eaglet receiving a tracker and his release
085-TERF11 is a nestling who fell from his/her nest in Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC; he was rescued on June 30, 2021, and taken to OWL (the Orphaned Wildlife rehab center in Delta, BC). He appeared to be male based on measurements taken at the time of banding; He was banded and received his tracker on July 16, and was released soon afterwards. 085-TERF11 Vanier Eaglet receives a tracker and is released ...
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The French Creek Bald Eagle Preserve
A wonderful community project that the Hancock Wildlife Foundation has been supporting. Their legacy initiative is to create the 1st Bald Eagle Preserve on Vancouver Island to protect 23 acres of vital habitat for eagles and wildlife.  Several groups are working together including The Save Estuary Land Society and Friends of French Creek Conservation Society, Nanaimo and Area Land Trust, Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Regional Research Institute, Vancouver Island University, Arrowsmith Naturalists and Mid-Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement society.  A special thanks to the generous property owner, French Creek House Ltd., who is poised to gift over 12 acres of their land ...
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Pacific Salmon and their Circle of Life
Hancock here: The Great Biological Nourishment Cycle of the West Coast – where our eagles feast all winter. Bob Turner has directed & narrated a simply wonderful descriptive and visual summary of the salmon’s life cycle in cooperation with the Bev Bowler, Educational Coordinator of Fisheries & Oceans Canada. If you want to understand why our southern British Columbia region supports about 50,000 wintering bald eagles, this is what brings them historically to our southern coast, south of the frozen up rivers of the north: watch this short video. Youtube:   https://youtu.be/PHKsXQrl41c Thanks Bob and Bev for a great job ...
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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. Fund A Tracker

    How do our 35,000 to 50,000 Northern breeding eagles find their way down to the Vancouver area to winter here? Equally important, but a very different story, what routes do the 1000 breeding pairs of south west breeding BC eagles use to fly up North to find the early spawned-out salmon runs before the freeze-up drives them back south? We now know that eaglets who have only been flying for two weeks can get to Alaska in 2 or 3 days -- incredible! Help us fund a Tracker so you can follow them on our WEB site and we can all learn where our eagles come from and go to. Each Bald Eagle Tracker costs $3000 and a Peregrine Falcon Tracker costs about $2000. They can last 3 years with only a $300 additional annual phone charge. PLEASE DONATE Please Fund a tracker so we can follow these magnificent birds. Thanks, David Hancock PS: If a sponsor wishes to come with us on a day's trapping perhaps we can arrange a day.
    $25.00 donated
  2. Esplanade Nest

    Esplanade Nest Refurbishment

    These donations go directly towards the refurbishment of the Esplanade nest. The nest, built in 2014, needs rebranching, which will require a bucket truck.
    $1,009.00 donated of $3,500.00 goal
  3. 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.
    $6,119.00 donated
  4. Eagle Cams/Repairs

    Keeping our cams running on our nests is an ongoing activity, with maintenance and repairs happening year around.
    $1,908.00 donated of $10,000.00 goal
  5. General Fund

    This helps with the expenses that come with running the Hancock Wildlife Foundation year round.
    $3,450.00 donated of $15,000.00 goal
  6. BETA Program

    Live, real-time tracking of Eagles is now a reality - as of July 2022, 12 of our tagged eagles are checking in. Please help us expand the program and learn more!
    $2,500.00 donated of $20,000.00 goal
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Our Partners and Supporters

The Hancock Wildlife Foundation wishes to acknowledge the very generous bequest of Mr. Jack McRae, a long-time White Rock resident and supporter of wildlife and the natural world. These funds were provided through the support of the White Rock and Surrey Naturalists Society and will be used to further expand our Bald Eagle Tracking Alliance study of migrations and movements of Bald Eagles across the Pacific Northwest.