Hancock Wildlife Foundation

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Established by DAVID HANCOCK in 2006 to broaden his at that time more than 50 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.”

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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Working to save the birds

Our Partners and Supporters




BETA Eagles tracked

Meet The Team

Board of Directors

Our Volunteers

2018 Online Volunteers for Website

The image above 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!

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Our Research Campaigns

  1. Esplanade Nest

    Esplanade Nest Refurbishment

    These donations go directly towards the refurbishment of the Esplanade nest. The nest, built in 2014, needs rebranching, which will require a bucket truck.
    $984.00 donated of $3,500.00 goal
  2. 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.
    $6,119.00 donated
  3. Eagle Cams/Repairs

    Keeping our cams running on our nests is an ongoing activity, with maintenance and repairs happening year around.
    $1,908.00 donated of $10,000.00 goal
  4. General Fund

    This helps with the expenses that come with running the Hancock Wildlife Foundation year round.
    $3,450.00 donated of $15,000.00 goal
  5. 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

From around the world..

Latest News

Survival story: Rehabilitated bald eagle returns to the skies
Tuesday morning, biologists will return a bald eagle back to the wild after someone found it injured several months ago. WAVY.COM Read More: https://wavy.com/2017/11/21/survival-story-rehabilitated-bald-eagle-to-return-to-the-skies-today/ ...
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Harriet, Southwest Florida’s famous bald eagle, lays new egg
Southwest Florida’s most famous couple is expecting at least one offspring this year as Harriet the eagle laid an egg over the weekend. NAPLESNEWS.COM Read More: https://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/environment/2017/11/20/harriet-southwest-floridas-famous-bald-eagle-lays-egg/881647001/ ...
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Calgary Cranes to Louisiana
Whooping Cranes from Calgary Zoo head to Louisiana ...
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Harrison Mills eagles
We had a bit of drama at the Harrison Mills nest this morning - but it all ended well, so please keep reading!  As you may have seen from the previous story, there are lots of eagles in the area - but there appears to be an invisible line around the nest that other eagles are advised not to cross.  There was a handsome adult eagle perched in a tree not that far from the nest - and after a little while, we could see two white heads approaching rapidly - and I think Mrs Honeycomb (the name given the ...
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Eagles at Harrison Mills, captured by Heather Lewis
Thousands of eagles (and people) are gathering at Harrison Mills for the annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival November 18 and 19, 2017 (details here) - but if you can't get to BC this year - check out our Harrison Mills webcams, Heather Lewis and Sue Deschene got these great pictures. You can visit these and our other cams here - https://hancockwildlife.org/live-cams/.  Enjoy! ...
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