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Volunteers Needed

Cam Observers

Hancock Wildlife has cameras watching four pairs of eagles – and we’d love to know what they are doing 24/7 – or at least during daylight hours (though most of our nests have night vision, which lets us see what is happening without bothering the eagles).  If you’d like to consider that option, you can find links to our cams under the Live Cams link at the top of every page – pick a camera, and check out the eagles!  We do our primary reporting on the Hancock Wildlife Forum – and you’ll find the link for that under the Get Involved link at the top of each page.  You’ll need to register for the Forum before you can post – it’s easy – and free!  You’ll find plenty of people who can help you find your way around – and you just might be one of the first people to see a new little eaglet come out of its shell!


Eagle Activity Documentation

This is a new project so we don’t have all the details (and if this is an area where you have expertise, we could use your help) – but in general terms we want to develop a database of specific eagle behaviors and when exactly they occurred at which nest, so that information can be linked to a brief film clip from our high-resolution video archives.  I expect that some documenters will be watching the cams and logging examples of the behaviors we wish to study, and I think others may read the posts of the cam observers and use them as a basis for logging certain activities, such as food deliveries to the nest.


Nest Observers

In addition to our cams, we also have a number of people who are lucky enough to live near an eagle nest (or other raptor nest), and who post what they see while visiting the nest.  Most of our current nest observers are in British Columbia (it’s our base – and there are lots of eagles there to observe), but we welcome nest observers from other parts of North America – and the world.

2018 Online Volunteers

The image 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.  (Like many images on this site, it clicks bigger)

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!