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By: Heather L (offline) on Sunday, August 20 2017 @ 08:42 PM EDT  
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Good morning everyone!!! Hope everyone is having a great day especially our eagle family. I know I should know this information but I am wandering if someone could tell me exactly where up North the Honeycombs went. I know Ma and Pa will return but do Bunker and Divot stay up North and how long before they will return to general area and do some not return to area. Thank you in advance for your answer.



I am happy to see several of you adding your locations and I noticed that two of you are in St. Louis!! Always fun to meet other 'eagleholics' (as we call ourselves) in person.

Linda, the eagles on the west coast migrate up to northern BC or southeastern Alaska, including ones from as far south as southern California and even Louisiana. I believe the ones on the east coast head up towards New England. Eagles with nest territories come back first to start 'nestorations' on their nest in the fall. The juvies have no need to come back that soon and don't start showing up down here usually until the rivers up north start freezing. Then they can no longer get to the salmon carcasses, which are under ice. They come back south and that's why there is a huge congregation of them right out there on the Chehalis/Harrison River Flats starting in late October. You will see them from our nest cams this fall. They will stay through at least mid-December or longer, depending on water levels and the amount of free food available to them. After that is gone, the ones from the U.S. then often depart in the direction of their home territories.



Karen, being from Louisiana, I found it interesting that you mentioned eagles from Louisiana migrate to northern BC and southeastern Alaska. Any idea where the LA eagles come from? I'm down in the state capital area ( Baton Rouge area). That seems such a long way for them to migrate. I would have thought they would go towards New England.



Hi Kitcat, When Karen said Bald Eagles migrate to BC, I was, as the English say"Gob Smacked" so I had to have a look around the internet and I found this Study/Thesis by Nickolas R. Smith, many were involved but I thought I'd post this chart of just 9 eagles tracked on their migration. Really fascinating how far a Bald Eagle will travel. WoW eh!Click on image to download


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By: karenbills (offline) on Sunday, August 20 2017 @ 08:42 PM EDT  
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Hi Karen,

Thank you for the above information. It is a good reminder for all of us to realize what is involved in keeping HWF going every year. As you said, the expenses are far more than the donations but somehow it all works out. How exciting that BBC wants to come and do a program with you in BC !
The more media exposure HWF receives, the better the chance of getting sponsors and donations to keep it all going. Another fact which some may not know is that those involved with the organization are volunteers, which means that all donations are going directly to the nests, cams and costs of providing this amazing viewing experience everyone can have free of cost! I still am amazed that I can sit in my house in Pennsylvania and turn on my computer to watch Bunker and Divot growing up in an eagle's nest in British Colombia 3000 miles away.

Looking forward to next season with all of you and please consider donating if you can!



Hi gmorris, yes it's wonderful to watch these cams and the eagles grow up and fledge. I want to donate too but it seems to be difficult because I do not use pay pal and don't want to use it. I would rather write a check and send it in but don't know where and who to mail it to. And how much is good? I am on fixed income retired, can't afford very much.



Helen - As it says on the Donations page here....

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if your only option is to send a check then I need to know that so that I can let David's bookkeeper at Hancock House know to be on the lookout for it. I will email you now with more information. Thanks for supporting HWF.


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By: gmorris (offline) on Sunday, August 20 2017 @ 08:53 PM EDT  
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5:53pm - Great view from the nest tree.
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6:02pm - I am out of the NPTZ now...very quiet zoom but beautiful, as always.


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By: karenbills (offline) on Sunday, August 20 2017 @ 08:58 PM EDT  
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Good work, Helen, You found Nick's work with tracking bald eagles from Louisiana. He is a colleague of David's and one year one of the eagles went as far north as the Great Slave Lake in the NW Territories but some of them have also gone west to the Yukon or northeast BC before returning south. I think the one that went to Great Slave Lake went back the next year but was later found dead up there. Others have gone to Manitoba and Ontario. David has been involved with banding and tracking eagles in the past and is currently involved in another project that will soon involve eagles here in BC.


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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Sunday, August 20 2017 @ 10:11 PM EDT  
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! am moving the S Cam back to the nest for the night but before I do here is the view

7:04pm
So peaceful .. Red Heart
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Goodnight everyone and thank you all for your posts today! It is late here in Nova Scotia !

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By: Kitcat11848 (offline) on Sunday, August 20 2017 @ 10:39 PM EDT  
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Good morning everyone!!! Hope everyone is having a great day especially our eagle family. I know I should know this information but I am wandering if someone could tell me exactly where up North the Honeycombs went. I know Ma and Pa will return but do Bunker and Divot stay up North and how long before they will return to general area and do some not return to area. Thank you in advance for your answer.



I am happy to see several of you adding your locations and I noticed that two of you are in St. Louis!! Always fun to meet other 'eagleholics' (as we call ourselves) in person.

Linda, the eagles on the west coast migrate up to northern BC or southeastern Alaska, including ones from as far south as southern California and even Louisiana. I believe the ones on the east coast head up towards New England. Eagles with nest territories come back first to start 'nestorations' on their nest in the fall. The juvies have no need to come back that soon and don't start showing up down here usually until the rivers up north start freezing. Then they can no longer get to the salmon carcasses, which are under ice. They come back south and that's why there is a huge congregation of them right out there on the Chehalis/Harrison River Flats starting in late October. You will see them from our nest cams this fall. They will stay through at least mid-December or longer, depending on water levels and the amount of free food available to them. After that is gone, the ones from the U.S. then often depart in the direction of their home territories.




Karen, being from Louisiana, I found it interesting that you mentioned eagles from Louisiana migrate to northern BC and southeastern Alaska. Any idea where the LA eagles come from? I'm down in the state capital area ( Baton Rouge area). That seems such a long way for them to migrate. I would have thought they would go towards New England.



Hi Kitcat, When Karen said Bald Eagles migrate to BC, I was, as the English say"Gob Smacked" so I had to have a look around the internet and I found this Study/Thesis by Nickolas R. Smith, many were involved but I thought I'd post this chart of just 9 eagles tracked on their migration. Really fascinating how far a Bald Eagle will travel. WoW eh!



Helen, thank you so much for your research and info about Louisiana eagle migration. I am just amazed and in awe that eagles from down here fly so far north. I just learned of eagle tours into the swamps here and will be checking into this, hoping to see some. I'm also heading to Florida soon and will get to see the SWFL eagle nest with Harriett and M15. They have returned and will be doing nestorations soon. All this is new to me since I just started watching last year with the Florida nest and E9. Now I'm all over the place with all the nests everyone mentions. Fell in love with Bunker and Divot.


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By: Misha (offline) on Sunday, August 20 2017 @ 11:01 PM EDT  
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I'm in the Phoenix, Arizona area where we don't have many BE. I'm happy to report though, the nest 4 miles from my house did survive a big storm which was incredible as the tree right next to it did not and fell. So, hopefully the adults will return this fall. What I was really wondering though is....will anyone be doing an end of season tribute video? I have no skills in that area but I really don't want to miss it if it happens.
Again, from the bottom of my heart...thank you to everyone who shared this amazing family with all of us. The Honeycombs have a very special place in my heart as do all of the mods, Karen, Darlene, Bev, and so so so many more. Can't wait until we can do it all again...just hope "our" Pa is back!


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By: Heather L (offline) on Sunday, August 20 2017 @ 11:27 PM EDT  
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I get notifications from BC Wildfire Services on FB and I read a fire (human caused) ignited yesterday, just 14 km north of Harrison Hot Springs near the east shore of the lake. Last update it was 30 hectares. (75 acres)Rant


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