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 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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Trees will make your child smarter!
Trees will make your child 'smarter'.....and other benefits...see below...lets share this information and repeat this mantra!! Cheers , Christine Bishop Research conducted in Toronto (full article attached) and a nice summary of benefits below: RESEARCH ARTICLE Tree cover and species composition effects on academic performance of primary school students Sivajanani Sivarajah*, Sandy M. Smith, Sean C. Thomas Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada * [email protected] Abstract Human exposure to green space and vegetation is widely recognized to result in physical and mental health benefits; however, to date, the specific effects of tree cover, diversity, and species composition on ...
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Croydon Eagle Outrage Protest Report
Hi all: Hancock here -- Report on the "beginnings" of the Croydon Outrage. First, let me thank all our directors, HWF supporters who helped and got very wet and the 30++ mail-forwarders from all those lower mainland conservation organizations who kept telling their members that this is important - and many who arrived wet. Thank you not just for all the work and the kind words but for recognizing that this is an important landmark. Croydon in the rain can definitely be wonderful - in spite of vandalized bald eagle nest and tree - it was wonderful to hear what ...
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Sept. 9th Flocking Update
(photo by Aaron Hinks, Surrey Now Leader) Thank you to everyone who came out to our flocking at the site of the Croydon Nest. The Surrey Now-Leader has published the article from this afternoon's event : Residents rally after eagle nest illegally vandalized in South Surrey ...
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FVBEF Exhibitors and Volunteers needed
The Great Gathering Of Eagles Fraser Valley, B.C. Nov 17/18, 2018 The Harrison River – Chehalis Flats hosts the world’s largest annual gathering of bald eagles – likely up to 35,000 of them pass through this area each fall and during later November and throughout December it is likely to find 4,000 to 10,000 along the Harrison shoreline in a 3 km section. These eagles are here for one reason -- to continue their 6-month feast on spawned-out salmon that started in the Yukon, Alaska and northern British Columbia rivers in late June and July.  Then as the fish carcasses ...
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David Hancock speaks in Surrey
David Hancock recently spoke at the Ocean Park Community Hall (August 30, 2018). Focussing mainly on the illegal Croydon Nest take down. The Peace Arch News has published a story on this, you can find it at the link below : Also, some pictures from the event. Thanks to everyone who came out, and make sure to add your name to the petition on Nest Mitigation : For a complete look at the Croydon Nest efforts with current updates, please go here : ...
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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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