French Creek Estuary Nest Information

French Creek Estuary Land is an incredibly diverse and rich habitat supporting 180 species of birds, 6o species of waterfowl, salmon, river otters, beaver and much other wildlife – and it could become the first Eagle Preserve on Vancouver Island!  A pair of bald eagles had been nesting at the French Creek Marina, but that tree was found to be unsafe in a public place.  Happily, Hancock Wildlife Foundation was able to build a replacement nest (funded by property owners French Creek House Ltd.) – and the owners generously offered to fund the installation of a webcam, so we’ll be able to see the eagles explore their new home.


The cam was turned on October 23rd and we’ve seen an eagle once or twice, but David Hancock reported in early November that the eagles we’d hoped would settle here have chosen a tree 650 feet away and are building a nest.  There are other eagles in the area, so there’s a chance a new pair could move in, but we haven’t seen that yet.

May 11 – there are a pair of eagles visiting the nest and doing some work on it!  It’s too late for eggs this year, but this looks promising for 2022!

French Creek Estuary Eagle Cam

David Hancock Talks About Building the Nest

Nest History

The eagles in this territory successfully raised two eaglets in 2020 – and we’re hoping to have more history to add soon.

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Thanks to French Creek House Ltd. for funding the installation of this webcam.

Thanks to Shaw Cable Nanaimo  for supporting the outbound bandwidth.


Nest Adoption

2021 Nesting Season – September 2020 – August 2021

This Nest has been Adopted By:

~ The very generous ongoing support from Jane McLennan on behalf of her grand-children Tamsyn, Lucille, Finola, Hanna and her great-grand-children Ivy, Winter and Winona ~
~ your name could be here – click below to read more ~

Nest Location

Note, the map is for reference only; the exact location is not public to avoid any potential disruptions in the lives of the eagles and those living near them.  Thanks!

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