September 2016 Newsletter is Online
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September Events and Field Trips Are Online
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General Membership Meeting with David Hancock
This month’s exciting membership meeting! Mark your calendar. See below for date, time, and location.
Bald Eagles: Their Amazing Comeback from Endangered Status. Noted biologist, conservationist, writer and publisher David Hancock has been studying bald eagles in the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia and Alaska for over 40 years. David will present a lively program focused on the history of the decline and rise of bald eagle populations, reasons for the cross border differences in eagle populations, potential conflicts with other wildlife populations, other ecological concerns resulting from increasing bald eagle populations, and the future outlook for bald eagles.
David has spent most of his life studying West Coast and Arctic wildlife. He has published scientific and popular papers on whales, seals, seabirds, grouse, and his specialty, the northern raptors. Prior to starting Hancock House Publishers, David was a pilot and wildlife film producer and produced films on these subjects as well as the Haida and other northern Native cultures. His books include The Bald Eagles of Alaska, B.C. and Washington, Rocky Mountain Wildlife, Story of the Eagle, and The Tlingit: Their Art & Culture. In 2006 David established the Hancock Wildlife Foundation to broaden his 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 four-month period than I had in all my years of lectures combined. This is the way of the future.” David received worldwide acclaim for the Live Bald Eagle Video Cam which he pioneered. His current study on the Urban Bald Eagle of Vancouver B.C. has turned up over 360 nesting pairs in the greater Vancouver area and the Foundation is currently supporting more than a dozen live web cams in the greater Vancouver area.