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Planes, webcams, solar-powered trackers: All the ways to watch an eagle

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Fraser Valley raptor specialist wants to keep eagle-sharp eye on birds with tracking packs

CBC News Posted: Mar 14, 2018 12:13 PM PT Last Updated: Mar 14, 2018 12:13 PM PT

Fraser Valley conservationist David Hancock spent the better part of a century watching birds of prey, and thinks a new device could sustain the eagle population for years to come.

Fraser Valley conservationist David Hancock spent the better part of a century watching birds of prey, and thinks a new device could sustain the eagle population for years to come. (Supplied by Hancock Wildlife Foundation)

"I'm a Luddite. I don't even like telephones," laughed David Hancock.

Yet the raptor specialist, who's been studying B.C.'s eagle population for more than half a century, says he's been forced to use modern contraptions all his life — for a cause close to his heart.

From aerial observation to digital live streams, Hancock's work has kept up with the times. Now, as the founder of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation, he's intent on outfitting his beloved birds with solar-powered tracking devices to find out where they go when they leave home.

Read the rest of the story and view the pictures and video here:


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/where-are-the-eagles-going-1.4575168

 

 

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