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 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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Bald Eagle Release, Harrison Mills, BC, 11 16 16
Mark November 17 and 18 for the eagles – the Harrison – Chehalis Eagles. This is our annual Eagle Festival and this year the north is definitely starting to freeze up early - this should drive the eagles south in big numbers.  Also this year there will be another newcomer to the Harrison - Jo & Rob have sold the Fraser River Safari Tours and a new chap, Liam Sullivan, has purchased it.  I met him a week ago and he has been brought up in the area and loves it as much as the rest of us keeners. I ...
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Surrey Reserve Bald Eagle Nest: the Background
Surrey Reserve Bald Eagle Nest: the Background Dawson & Sawyer:  Sponsor of Surrey Reserve CAMS Dawson & Sawyer were the second developers who approached me (David Hancock) wanting advice on how to develop the south Surrey region that contained an active bald eagle nest (Surrey Reserve Nest = SR).  Before 2010 a developer was advised to contact me about a plan to develop about 10 acres around a bald eagle nest I had been following for over 20 years.  My proposal to dedicate a small area for about 100 fine trees, including 5 very substantial 120-foot-tall Black Cottonwoods, was apparently ...
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Hancock here:  Update October 5, 2018 Following our Tagged Eagles + the Upcoming Festival
At 15 I learned to fly so I could be closer to eagles.  Today in 2018 as I was developing the WEB Summary Report for Tracking our gps tagged & Color Banded eagles, I entered the name of the first cell tracked eagle:  Hope & Expectations.  Wow - it hit me!  I have passed 80, so what is left:  Hope and Expectations?! I was immediately reviewing my misspent youth.  At age 15, as I was logging the flying time to get my pilots license, I realized that all the Canadian Gulf Islands had a pair of nesting eagles every mile ...
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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.
    $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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