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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Latest News

Toad People; Premiere Screening this Thursday at Museum of Vancouver as part of DOXA Documentary Film Festival.
DOXA Documentary Film Festival Screening at Museum of Vancouver. What does it take to save a species? Join us for the Vancouver premiere of Isabelle Groc and Mike McKinlay’s Toad People (Canada, 2017, 76 mins). Produced by local grassroots environmental organization, Wilderness Committee. Every summer, thousands of fingernail-sized Western toads cover a rural road in the community of Ryder Lake in Chilliwack, British Columbia. When the toadlets migrate from their breeding ground in the wetlands into the forest, few make it to the other side of the road. Western toads, like other amphibians in BC, are struggling because of habitat ...
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Hancock here – lots of interest in Ground Nesting Bald Eagles.
While bald eagles regularly nest on the ground there are some interesting recent ‘different examples.’ The current nestings along the Eastern Barrier Islands certainly speaks to the eagles finding what they think is safe nesting sites. My big concern is will these sites be considered safe if the adults see humans entering the nest? Or how regularly can a human enter such a nest before the site is considered unsafe by the eagles? This re-nesting in visited nests is not something I see among our west coast wilderness or even suburban eagles. If they see a person in the nest ...
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Bald Eagles and Their Local Habitat
On April 13th, Hancock Wildlife will be down at the Museum of Vancouver, presenting an interactive station within the Museum called "Bald Eagles and Their Local Habitat" Interactive Station: Bald Eagles and Their Local Habitat.  Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 11 AM – 3 PM Learn about local Bald Eagles while viewing them in their natural habitat. Representatives from the Hancock Wildlife Foundation will present examples of the Foundation’s work in support of local bald eagles. This station will include a full screen display from Hancock Foundation's eagle cams located in various wildlife positions in Delta and Surrey, providing rare ...
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Letter to the Prime Minister
Dear Mr Trudeau: I have spent 80+ years on this coast -- the last 60 as a coastal biologist and if humanity has undertaken one annual invasive sin to the world it revolves around our total devastation of the SINGLE most important link in the west coast food chains -- the herring as a key food element to so many species. I watched our human greed unnecessarily destroy the herring stocks in the 1960's and now have to watch as our simple greed, the greed to satisfy a tiny few, continues to prevent these stocks returning.  Whether it is the ...
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Hancock Here: A surprise Xmas Gift – 3 more days on the Harrison River
Final Season Eagle Tours:  Liam, the new owner of the Fraser River Safari Tours has decided to offer 3 more days of Eagle Watching this weekend, December 15, 16 & 17 – Saturday, Sunday and Monday. A great gift for those people enjoying seeing a thousand eagles. Well he is not guaranteeing that but we have been seeing 3000 to 7000 on each of the past few weekends. Call him for a booking: 1-866-348-6877 - I will be aboard to count and discuss. Second great item:  we caught a south Surrey Bald Eagle Breeder last week and while the bird ...
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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.
    $3,504.00 donated
  2. Eagle Cams/Repairs

    Keeping our cams running on our nests is an ongoing activity, with maintenance and repairs happening year around.
    $1,118.00 donated of $10,000.00 goal
  3. General Fund

    This helps with the expenses that come with running the Hancock Wildlife Foundation year round.
    $2,545.00 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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