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!

Thank you!

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

photo courtesy of Linda Tapler
The Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (O.W.L.) released this handsome young eagle in conjunction with the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival happening this weekend at Harrison Mills, British Columbia.  He or she is about 9 months old - and seems very happy to be flying free! The closeup is courtesy of Linda Tapler and the view of the eagle heading off in search of salmon is from a video by Bob Van Der Vliet - thank you both! ...
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Mrs Honeycomb Visits Her Nest
The female eagle at the Harrison Mills bald eagle cam nest, known as Mrs. Honeycomb, posed for the camera beside her nest on November 11th - and forum member IrishEyes got this lovely image of her.  You can watch the Harrison Mills cams - and our other cams - here: https://hancockwildlife.org/live-cams/ - and perhaps you'll see some lovely closeups too! ...
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First Egg of the Season
First egg of the season on a North American eagle cam! Romeo and Juliet laid their first egg November 2nd - it's beginning! ...
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Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival
Contributed by:    Karen Bills Time to start thinking about attending the 22nd annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival if you haven't already. More detailed information, including time and place of David Hancock's talks, etc are at www.fvbef.ca.  There are no more seats on the Fraser River Safari boat tour with David Hancock during the festival but there is a long wait list for cancellations.  However, if you want to come out on the boat with us on Saturday, Nov. 25, or Sunday, Dec. 3rd there are still seats available. www.fraserriversafari.com ...
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Visitors at White Rock
The resident eagles haven't returned to their nest on the edge of Boundary Bay, but another pair has discovered the nest and is taking an interest in it.  This isn't unusual - Boundary Bay is a popular place for eagles, and many of them are on the move now as they look for salmon runs - and those without nests look for a place to call home.  This has happened before - and usually the visitors move on quickly when the resident pair returns.  But there are no guarantees, so we are all waiting to see what will happen next.  ...
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