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By: fraserriversafar (offline) on Wednesday, November 24 2010 @ 07:05 PM EST  
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Alright mother nature, we give. High winds, snow, cold and now ice.

The Harrison is dropping about a foot a day. We had just enough water to launch the boat today.
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HOWEVER did it pay off, more eagles than I have ever had a chance to witness before. They were soaring, hiding in the evergreens, frolicking in the flats, resting on the pilings and sitting way off in the cottonwoods. Absolutely amazing! Here are a few pictures I took today and yesterday, was unable to really tell the story by them. Just too many eagles Very Happy





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By: Pat B (offline) on Thursday, November 25 2010 @ 02:17 PM EST  
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I thought I would copy David's report here as well!

Chehalis River - 3000 eagles feast along a mile of the river

Hancock Here: The Chehalis -- Harrison Complex has record numbers of eagles concentrated and viewable from the Fraser River Safari Tours boat. We are going to undertake two tours + this Saturday directly from Kilby.

Jo-Anne just called to say they had done the trip yesterday and, with the river so low in water, the fish and eagles are totally concentrated along the Harrison banks to the east -- the area so easily visited with their jet boat.

While the 11 am tour is sold out they are going to run another short 1 1/2 hour tour just up from Kilby to the hot spots -- only 3 miles. Jo estimates over 3000 eagles in this small section. Check for the bargain price to see the world's largest density of bald eagles. So this is an incredible opportunity to see and photograph the eagles at close range -- and from the warm and protected tour boat. I will be on each tour to talk about this incredible phenomena.

We may also redo this again the following weekend so you keeners on the east coast have time to get to this biological wonder. Check out www.FraserRiverSafari.com for additional upcoming tours. Few spawning salmon this year, up the northern sections of the BC coast, has driven record numbers of eagles south to the Chehalis - Harrison complex.

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By: fraserriversafar (offline) on Friday, November 26 2010 @ 04:41 PM EST  
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Hello festival friends,

There are few words to describe the incredible scenes on the Harrison River and Chehalis Flats today. Here are a couple of pictures to try and show you what I mean.

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By: fraserriversafar (offline) on Friday, December 10 2010 @ 01:57 PM EST  
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It's hard to believe that there could be something more impressive than 2500 eagles, but yesterday there were closer to 5000 eagles and it ALMOST made me speechlessTitter

The great news is that thanks to a bit of media attention yesterday our 11:00 boat trip for tomorrow is FULL- HOWEVER we will be offering a 1:30pm jet boat ride to anyone that is still interested in taking in some of the BEST eagle viewing that has ever occurred in the Valley.

Cost: Adults $75 Seniors $65 and Children $55. This includes tour, DAVID HANCOCK as guest speaker and the 12%HST.
This tour leaves from Harrison Mills under the Kilby train bridge. For more details or to book please contact:

Jo-Anne Chadwick
Fraser River Safari
info@fraserriversafari.com
Tel #1-866-348-6877

or Local Mission Tel # 1-604-826-7361


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By: Pat B (offline) on Monday, December 27 2010 @ 09:17 AM EST  
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Hancock here -- another Harrison River Tour -- Dec 31

I doubt we will still see the 6000 to 7500 bald eagles we saw three weeks ago. However, we are very likely to see 1000+ eagles -- it all depends upon how many salmon carcasses are still available.

Jo and Rob Chadwick of Fraser River Safari Tours are going to make another tour from Kilby on the banks of the Harrison River -- 1100 December 31 -- a wonderful way to end the year.
The total day will be from 1100 to 1300 -- so you have lots of time for celebrating the New Year in!

Call Jo at Tel# 604-826-7361 Toll Free # 1-866-348-6877 to book
or visit their web site at http://www.fraserriversafari.com/.

I hope to see you there.

Happy festive season
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By: karenbills (offline) on Monday, November 07 2011 @ 11:02 AM EST  
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EAGLE SCHEDULED TO SOAR BACK INTO THE WILD

Sponsored by the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival Nov 19-20, 2011

Harrison Mills, BC November 2011 -- When humans hurt themselves they will most likely go to see a doctor. When bald eagles injure themselves they can only hope to end up in the care of Bev Day, founding director of O.W.L (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society). At the O.W.L. center in Delta injured or orphaned eagles and other birds are nursed back to health with the intention of returning them to the wild one day.

On Wednesday November 16, 2011, the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival Society (FVBEFS) and O.W.L. will come together to release one such rehabilitated eagle. The release will occur in an area that is world renowned for supporting one of the largest gatherings of this particular raptor. The release will occur at 11 am at the Sandpiper Golf Resort, located at 14282 Morris Valley Road, Harrison Mills, BC.

The Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is a two day event that begins the weekend after the November 16 release. The FVBEFS is promising fun for the entire family rain or shine. Plan your day as activities range from viewing eagles as they feast on Salmon at one of the four Eagle viewing options, to fun and education opportunities such as expert speakers, the Vancouver Zoo, Sonsie the teaching eagle, indoor exhibitor's fair, First Nations dancing, artisans and some truly delicious food options.

Some of the most popular activities should be signed up for in advance to avoid disappointment. The daily jet boat eagle tours, interpreted walking tours and our traditional First Nationís Salmon BBQ can be booked now. Event sponsors and contributions welcome.

For more information contact Jo-Anne Chadwick, Festival Chair

Tel # 604-826-7361 or by email info@fraservalleybaldeaglefestival.ca

Website http://fraservalleybaldeaglefestival.ca/

Celebrating the return of the eagles and the cycle of the salmon in the Fraser Valley


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