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From time to time, David Hancock fills us in on what’s been going on at the Hancock Wildlife Foundation:

The Canadian Wildlife Service in cooperation with the USF&WS controls all bird banding in North America. As an aside, I started as an assistant banding birds under Doug Wood's permit on Mandarte Island off Sidney, BC in the 1950’s when I was 12.  When I was 15 or 16 Doug ...
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Here is our 'to be' first Artificial Nest on Vancouver Island  -- in the Estuary of Beautiful French Creek  -- the story is self explanatory as the local group has prepared a fine YouTube video:  Interview with David Hancock, eagle specialist, about the upcoming eagle nest build at French Creek ...
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Please Follow: Good morning,  From our two key Vets:   Drs Helen Schwantje & VickyBowes ""There is currently a virus outbreak in the lower mainland involving pigeons and Newcastle disease virus.  We wanted you to know and are encouraging the wildlife rehab and wildlife community to submit suspicious birds for testing – ...
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Loki has come through again.  I think she is going to be a real winner.  So far in a months life she has fledged, hit a power line and survived, been recuperated by the OWL team, supported our BETA03 tracking devise, travelled 300 miles north to Bella Coola and now has ...
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May – June is the peak fledging period for crows in our area  -- it will change slightly for different areas.  World-wide crow chicks that are a week short of flying are getting too big for their nests and begin to walk – run along the branches from their nest, ...
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Biography of David Hancock

Biologist, conservationist, writer, publisher, and lecturer, David Hancock has spent most of his life studying west coast and arctic wildlife. He has published scientific and popular papers on whales, seals, seabirds, grouse, and his specialty, the northern raptors. Prior to starting Hancock House Publishers, David was a pilot and wildlife film producer and produced films on these subjects as well as the Haida and other northern Native cultures. His books include The Bald Eagles of Alaska, BC and Washington, Rocky Mountain Wildlife, and The Tlingit:Their Art & Culture
David received worldwide acclaim given to the Live Bald Eagle Video Cam which he pioneered streaming on the Internet. His current study on The Urban Bald Eagle of Vancouver BC has turned up over 360 nesting pairs in the greater Vancouver area.

David Hancock is an enthusiastic and dynamic lecturer and has a fine collection of slides to illustrate a number of themes. His studies and travels have taken him to all continents of the world, and he frequently addresses conservation societies on the conservation and creation of better bald eagle habitat, the turacos of the world, the grouse of the world, arctic adventures and an African photo safari — just a few of his pet topics.

David does not charge for his lectures to conservation or educational groups but does require travel cost reimbursement and readily accepts an honorarium to the Hancock Wildlife Foundation for more CAM or eagle research.

David’s favorite power point presentations are on the “Success and Challenges for Bald Eagles”, various conservation issues or the role of Live Wildlife CAMs in Science and Education.

David is also available for consultation on getting bald eagles to nest in your area OR on your property.

As a publisher/writer/photographer for over 40 years he is also called upon to lecture on the publishing industry, getting published, non-fiction writing, and photojournalism.

To contact David Hancock:

Telephone: (604)538-1114
Fax: (604)538-2262