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

HWF:  Project Reports to AGM Nov. 22, 2018
By David Hancock (Approved by Board for Release.) Cams: a) General CAMs: Judy & crew were again superbly wonderful. This year we chugged along satisfactorily.  However, we do need to have more up-to-date response to ‘downed CAMs’ so they are back on line more quickly.  The Cam Forums and Social Media speak to their success daily.  Myles & Christian are reviewing this. b) Underwater CAM: We did purchase a new Underwater CAM for the Chehalis River, but this was never quite figured out by our Technical person who approved the specific camera. c) New CAMS at Surrey Reserve: This 10-year ...
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2018 Report - Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival
(David Hancock Report to FVBEF, HWF and anyone ‘listening or reading’!) ...
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Hancock here - bald eagle migration – in view!
Sunday Nov 11 - a hallowed day of remembrance.  While my thoughts very frequently went to the generation who suffered so much more than I, I took the beautiful sunny day to visit the Harrison River.  But damn – I have lived 80 years and never had to go to war because of them – their sacrifice has made my life wonderful – I have got to play with eagles because of those who made such a sacrifice.  Thank you so much. So, there I am standing on the river bank of the Harrison looking across the flats.  I had ...
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World Record Number of Bald Eagles:  Due at Harrison Mills, BC for Festival
2018 is expected to be year when the bald eagles congregate in extra large numbers on the Chehalis – Harrison Flats.  So far the criteria are gathering for the perfect storm - a lot of eagles gathering to feast on our spawned out salmon. The Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival at Harrison Mills at the confluence of the Chehalis and Harrison Rivers has become the most famous and reliable place to see bald eagles in the entire world.  In December of 2010, 7362 bald eagles were counted in a 4 km section of this area.  Over 10,000 were estimated to ...
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BETA eagles banded

BETA Eagles tracked

Meet The Team

Board of Directors

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.
    $2,000.00 donated
  2. Eagle Cams/Repairs

    Keeping our cams running on our nests is an ongoing activity, with maintenance and repairs happening year around.
    $868.00 donated of $10,000.00 goal
  3. General Fund

    This helps with the expenses that come with running the Hancock Wildlife Foundation year round.
    $2,425.00 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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