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By: sassyk (offline) on Tuesday, December 24 2013 @ 05:09 PM EST  
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Wishing all my HWF forum friends a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy 2014!! May we have lots of fuzzy eaglets and other wild babies to watch in the coming year!!

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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Tuesday, December 24 2013 @ 09:35 PM EST  
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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE...

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By: jkr (offline) on Monday, May 05 2014 @ 03:01 PM EDT  
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Wow, I haven't been into this thread forever and missed so much.

A bit of good news for those of us who knew wendybacalar (Wendy Minshall). Her daughter Rebecca gave birth to her second daughter Emma Grace Squires 8lbs 1oz, born this past Saturday May 3rd. A little sister for Madison Lynn.


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By: elainemyrkle (offline) on Monday, May 05 2014 @ 03:42 PM EDT  
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Thank you sooooo much for that wonderful news. Red Heart I'm still hanging around and will get an e-mail if anyone posts here. I am thrilled to get the news on the wee one. Thank You I still drink from the Wendy cup that I bought in her honor and think of her often. What a wonderful person and I sure do miss her. Thank you again. hug


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My avatar is the first one I used in the forum. The cuke eyes are a memorial to our beloved Wendy Minshall who passed away too early in life. R.I.P. my dear friend.


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By: Debs (offline) on Tuesday, June 24 2014 @ 09:35 PM EDT  
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It is fundraising time here again at Hancock Wildlife Foundation (HWF) and we need your help.
So this is a friendly reminder ... if you are planning on making a donation or adopting one of the
HWF bald eagle families and nest please do so soon and preferably this week.

There are two ways you can help: you may make a Single Donation or you may prefer to
Adopt your Favorite HWF Bald Eagle Family & Nest ... two wonderful ways to help keep the web cams
streaming and to show your support.

To make a single donation simply call 1-800-938-1114 (weekdays only) then specify the amount of your donation
along with your payment option ... it is simply that easy or

If you prefer to Adopt a HWF Bald Eagle Family & Nest simply call call 1-800-938-1114 (weekdays only) and
specify the nest you are are adopting along with your payment option it is simply that easy.

All the HWF Bald Eagle Families are available for Adoption; Delta 2, Harrison Mills, Lafarge & White Rock each family is precious Wub

Last year was the first year for the HWF Adopt a Nest fundraiser and supporters adopted a total of 20 HWF Nests, which was a fantastic first effort Thank You

This year 11 HWF Nests have been adopted so far:

Delta 2 - 4
Harrison Mills - 4
Lafarge - 2
White Rock - 1

Our goal is to break last year's record so please help us get there Clapping

For More Information on the HWF Adopt a Nest donation program just click on the Meet The HWF Bald Eagle Families Collage and it will take you
to the informational page that outlines the Adopt a Nest donation program

Meet our precious HWF Bald Eagle Families; Delta2, Harrison Mills, Lafarge and White Rock Wub




Two wonderful ways you can help; every donation brings us closer to our goals so please support us if you can and together branch by branch
we will remain connected to these precious bald eagle families Wub

On behalf of David Hancock and the entire HWF family thank you for your generous donation and continued support its greatly appreciated Thank You hug


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Let your spirit soar!


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By: Debs (offline) on Friday, July 11 2014 @ 10:31 PM EDT  
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Fundraiser Update

Wonderful news to share....donations are slowly coming in...thanks to everyone that has donated so far...your generous gift is greatly appreciated. hug

We are excited about the progress made although we still have a way to go to reach our 2014/15 HWF Project goals that include our web cams and everything that this forum or "gathering place for friends" provides, so please help if you can.

To Donate from the comfort of your own home...simply click on the Fundraiser Thermometer - David Hancock - Tree Climber in Action picture below and it will take you directly to our Donate Page. It's just that easy!




The above link also includes a link to the Adopt a Nest donation program too!

OR if you prefer

You may call the HWF Office at 1-800-938-1114 week days only and Lorraine will be happy to help you.

So please donate if you can and together "branch by branch" we will reach our goal. Clapping

On behalf of David Hancock and the entire team at HWF thank you for your generous gift and continued support. Thank You! Your gift will greatly support our mission to promote the conservation of wildlife and its habitats through science, education and stewardship! Thanks again! hug

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By: MaryF (offline) on Monday, August 04 2014 @ 09:03 PM EDT  
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Quote by: jkr

Wow, I haven't been into this thread forever and missed so much.

A bit of good news for those of us who knew wendybacalar (Wendy Minshall). Her daughter Rebecca gave birth to her second daughter Emma Grace Squires 8lbs 1oz, born this past Saturday May 3rd. A little sister for Madison Lynn.




BOY am I late checking here!! I was thrilled to see the news that our sweet Wendy has a new granddaughter!!! I'm sure she is very pleased as she looks down on her family. I still miss her!! Wub

Hello Elaine--if you check in here. I miss our little group! Have you heard from anybody? Did your daughter get her house done?? Hope your family including your fur kids are doing well!! hug



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By: JudyB (offline) on Monday, August 25 2014 @ 11:22 AM EDT  
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Good morning, everyone!

What Does It Take to Make a Forum...?

As many of you may have noticed, through much of June and July we were raising money to do the annual maintenance and updates on as many cams as possible at our four primary nests, Delta 2, Harrison Mills, Lafarge and White Rock.

And I want to say this part early on - we need help with fundraising! We have not raised enough for that maintenance, so some cams will not be cleaned this year. If you have thoughts or skills you can donate, please let me and/or Karen Bills know - those of us who did much of the fundraising this year are very committed to HWF's mission to promote the conservation of wildlife and its habitats through science, education, and stewardship, but fundraising is not our primary skill - and speaking for myself, I know there are folks out there who could do this so much better than I can!

Anyway, because of our focus on the annual cleaning and maintenance, it would be easy to think that's our major expense for the year. And it is a major expense - but not the only one.

I suspect that everyone who watches our primary cams has already given all they can right now to make sure we can do as much as possible to get the cams running smoothly before the eagles return (if not - there's still time! Smile ).

But this isn't just a place to watch and report on four eagle nests - it's so much more! Here are images from a sampling of our hundreds of other threads (this clicks bigger):


How many nests/habitats do you recognize? (I'll post a list - and credits for the wonderful images! - in a couple of days.) We're watching penguins in Antarctica, albatrosses in Hawaii, eagles, osprey, pandas, falcons and more - not to mention having some spectacular pictures taken by our members of the wildlife in their own neighborhoods and back yards. And let's not forget our less formal areas, the Garden Fence Chat, Creative Inspiration, the Games Room and more.

We have over 600,000 posts here - and I'm guessing over a million attached images

For better or worse, there is a cost for all of that. I haven't seen a recent breakdown of the expenses, but last I knew, the basic systems costs - the servers that host our forum and website and the media gallery, the internet connections that link them to us and the world, and the technical support to keep it all running - were more than the $20,000 per year needed in order to do maintenance on all our current cams.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ please ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

I know many of you have already sent in a donation - and suspect I'm not the only one who gave a bit more than I could really afford - and I thank you all for your support!

But I also think there may be some people who don't watch our primary cams (though we are hoping to win you back next year, if we can install the upgrades needed to make them run more smoothly) - and I'm appealing to you. We need your help to keep the forum and website running for another year.

I used this image below (which clicks bigger) last year (and my avatar and some others are now out of date) - but the message is still the same. There are now lots of cams on lots of nests all around the world - and lots of places and ways to gather to discuss what's happening at your favorite cams - and to paraphrase what forum member terrytvgal says so eloquently in her signature line - I'm here because of the friends I've made. love



I think perhaps I'm not alone in finding the forum and website a great source of information about eagles and other wildlife - and a great place to chat with like-minded individuals who also are amazed at what we can see on the cams. And if you are one of the people who have posted on the forum or joined the discussion on Facebook or Chat - or just enjoy reading what other post - please consider making a donation in support of the costs of maintaining the forum, website and other infrastructure. We're encouraging people to use CanadaHelps to make their donations - you'll get a receipt almost instantly, and it saves HWF valuable time and resources. And you don't need to be in Canada to use CanadaHelps - just click the blue button! Or you can choose one of our other Five Easy Ways to Donate. There will be someone in the office to take calls to our 800 number (1-800-938-1114, toll free in Canada and the United States) today and Tuesday, so if that's the best way for you to donate, please try to call today or tomorrow.

And we do know that financial donations aren't the best way for everyone to contribute - so I'd like to take a moment here to also thank those who help out on the forum and website, and those who watch and control the cams and report and take s'caps and make videos - and make this the educational resource it was meant to be, and those who keep things running smoothly on facebook and the various chat threads and all sorts of places that I'm only now learning about, and our content providers who add a whole 'nother level to the data on our forum by reporting on an amazing variety of wildlife. Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart. love And thank you all on behalf of Hancock Wildlife Foundation - it's you who make this such a marvelous resource.

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