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Hancock will talk about bald eagles at Burke meeting Tuesday

The Port Moody eagle’s nest as seen from the Hancock eagle cam, which was installed with the aid of Pacific Coast Terminals. - Hancock Wildlife Foundation
The Port Moody eagle’s nest as seen from the Hancock eagle cam, which was installed with the aid of Pacific Coast Terminals.
— image credit: Hancock Wildlife Foundation

At the next meeting of the Burke Mountain Naturalists (BMN), the guest speaker will be David Hancock, who has set up remote cameras at several bald eagle nest sites, including one in Port Moody.

These cameras, which allow live streaming of video from the nest sites, are now watched by thousands of people across North America and much new information on the nesting habits of bald eagles and other animals has been revealed by the installation of this equipment.

“Our first live cameras reached and taught more people in a four-month period than I had in all my years of lectures combined,” Hancock said in a BMN press release.

Hancock has been studying bald eagles for more than 50 years. In 2006, he established the Hancock Wildlife Foundation (www.hancockwildlife.org) to support conservation of wildlife resources through education, research and stewardship. Hancock is also a book publisher and has produced a number of popular books on the nature and history of the Pacific Northwest coast. His initiation of live wildlife web streaming has become an important teaching tool and a wonderful way to engage families in a new appreciation of wildlife.

The Burke Mountain Naturalists meeting, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, will be held on the main floor of Como Lake United Church, on the corner of King Albert Avenue and Marmont Street in Coquitlam. The meeting is free and open to the public. After Hancock’s presentation, refreshments will be served followed by announcements of upcoming hikes and other activities.

For more information, visit www.bmn.bc.ca or phone 604-937-3483.

 

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