Fraser Valley eagles outfitted with tracking system

Sunday, March 04 2018 @ 11:50 PM EST

Contributed by: karenbills



David Hancock says more than 35,000 eagles visit the Fraser Valley every year. (Ap Hovasse file photo)

Raptor specialist monitoring movement, habits of birds of prey

The eagles are back, and they’re more fashionable than ever.

More than 50 years ago, raptor specialist David Hancock counted three pairs of nesting eagles in the Fraser Valley.

Today, there are nearly a thousand nesting in the same area, and some of them are now sporting a $5,000 “backpack.”

The pack, courtesy of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation, is a tracking system that provides daily updates of the bird’s movement.

Read the rest of the story here and learn about David's exciting new project to track eagles:


Hancock Wildlife Foundation