Welcome to Hancock Wildlife Foundation

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." 

David Hancock

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OWL's Open House Reminder

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A reminder for our local viewers and members

Tomorrow and Sunday, April 23 and 24, Hancock Wildlife Foundation and David Hancock will be at OWL's open house in Delta.  HWF will have a display booth and David will speak at 11 AM both days.  Please come out and see us and view the amazing raptors at OWL.  Also on both days there will be a rehabilitated bald eagle released at 1 PM.  Don't forget to bring your cameras.

For more information: http://www.owlcanada.org/

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What Does It Cost - Part 3

What Does It Cost to Watch an Eaglet Grow?

Part II

We have our first Hancock Wildlife chick of the year , hatched at 6:21 am this morning (April 18) at our Delta 2 nest. Here's our first look at the chick, courtesy of PatB:



And a bit of luck, we'll be seeing a lot of moments like these over the next week or so (clicks a lot bigger - and you can read more about what's happening in each picture here):



I want to thank everyone who has donated in the last few weeks in anticipation of this moment - we have six new nest adoptions plus a $100 donation - and we now have 18 people in our monthly donor program, giving a total of $522/month!

I wish that was enough to cover our expenses - but it's not.

It costs $800/month for the server in Vancouver that hosts our website, forum, photos - and cameras. Internet costs are donated for some of our cams, but not for all - and that's another roughly $300/month. Site visits to fix those things that can't be fixed remotely average $350 per month per site - so another $1400 on average. That's about $2500/month - not including the time our amazing tech person puts in working from home or at the server location in Vancouver.

Can you help us make this happen?

We have several options to suggest:
- you can adopt a nest for $250 (read more here)
- you can join our monthly donor program - and thanks to those who have done that! (read more here)
- or you can donate whatever feels right (five easy ways to donate)

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 If you'd like to know more about donating, there's lots of info if you click the "Five Ways" button, and you can read about CanadaHelps here.

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Orphaned Wildlife Open House, Apr. 23 & 24

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We hope to see some of our Hancock members at OWL's open house next weekend, the 23rd and 24th. David Hancock will be speaking at 11 AM both days. I'll be at the HWF booth and I'm still looking for help to man our table, especially on Saturday while David is inside giving his eagle talk. The raptor release will be at 1 PM both days as well.

For more info:  http://owlcanada.org/

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Baby bald eagles in golf course nest

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Photo courtesy of Terri Lhuillier
One of two eaglets is shown in the nest with adult bald eagle Spirit at a tree at Riverview Golf and Courtry Club in Redding on Monday.
Photo courtesy of Terri Lhuillier
One of two eaglets is shown in the nest with adult bald eagle Spirit at a tree at Riverview Golf and Courtry Club in Redding on Monday.
 
By Damon Arthur of the Redding Record Searchlight
 

Redding eagle watchers said they have confirmed two baby eagles have hatched at a bald eagle nest on a golf course in Redding.

Terri Lhuillier, an avid eagle watcher, said she and other members of the Fans of the Redding Eagles have taken photos of two eaglets in the nest.

Read the rest of the story here:

http://www.redding.com/news/local/baby-bald-eagles-in-golf-course-nest-303f2d6b-94c1-0501-e053-0100007f1627-375354371.html

Follow the Redding, California eagles in the Hancock Wildlife forum here:

http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=865756#865756

 

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What Does It Cost - Part 2

What Does It Cost to Watch an Eaglet Grow?

Quite a lot, actually.

To make sure we don't miss moments like these (clicks a lot bigger):



we need about $3750 a month.

This is one week in the life of an eaglet (with a second eaglet included in some images at no extra charge).

And as I write this - if all goes well - we are about three weeks away from our first chick of the year at the Hancock nests - and this week has been a powerful reminder of why we need your help to keep everything going so we can see that first chick hatch and grow and (if all goes well) fly off in search of salmon this summer.

Here's Mom at our Delta 2 nest on March 10, with the first egg of the year, courtesy of sydie.



Today, March 25, one of the two Delta 2 cams is offline. Our amazing tech person has tried every trick he knows - and take it from me, he knows a lot - and he can't get it going again without a site visit. Or maybe two, if he gets out there and discovers that some really obscure part he doesn't carry with him has failed, and he needs to go into Vancouver to get a replacement.

And we're not sure what our Lafarge pair is going to do this year. They are a new pair - we sadly lost Ma Lafarge last year, but a charming (maybe young) new female arrived on the scene, and we think she has captured Pa's heart. We're calling her Lady Lafarge - and it's been looking as if they are getting close to laying their first eggs as a pair. But for a week or so, the Lafarge cam has been streaming for about 2 minutes, then freezing, so we need to keep refreshing the feed to see what's happening. Our tech guy was at Lafarge today - and it looks as if he needs to replace the router, so the cam is down until he can do that. And we actually are very lucky - he does have backup routers - but he needed one visit to find out that was the problem, and will need a second visit to install and configure the new router.

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