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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Fraser River Safari Tours - with David - Dec 8th!
Hancock here  -- some wonderful numbers of eagles are appearing at the Harrison! This is your last 'rushed moments' before Xmas to either give an interesting gift of a boat tour or go on one yourself. Fraser River Safari Tours, with me aboard as guide, will be offering tours on Saturday Dec 8th - possibly at 10 and 12 AM out of Kilby - on the Harrison. That is, Liam will be offering the tours if he gets enough clients. This is a wonderful break in the season's festivities and the best time of the year to see these wonderful ...
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Hancock here:  Will this coming weekend Dec 8 and 9th be a Record Eagle Count?
Harrison River eagle counts:  will we have a new record?  As some of you know I saw this year’s early northern cold spell as a "good-omen" - it should drive the eagles south in big numbers - and early.  So far, I guessed it right.  On the Fraser River Bald Eagle Festival weekend, November 17 & 18 we had a new record of just over 3100 and 3200 on the respective days.  Then last Saturday Nov. 24 we had another early record - over 7000. While usually the peak of the southern migration is the middle of December, that date ...
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FVBE Festival Photo Request
The 2018 Eagle Festival was an incredible success - more eagles and more people attended than ever before.  See my report: Hancock here: 2018 Report:- Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival Photographers were among the biggest numbers present – everybody seemed to have two cameras.  Now I need to have some of your better shots, stills and videos, for use in the promotion AND analysis of the Festival.  Please do not send images/videos that we cannot use in FVBEF or HWF publications, most likely on the web or presentations about the Festival.  We will always attempt to give credits. We want as ...
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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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BETA eagles banded

BETA Eagles tracked

Meet The Team

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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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