Kinnikinnick Park Eagle nest, W Sechelt BC, on the Sunshine Coast, Seasons 2020-2024

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Re: Kinnikinnick Park Eagle nest, W Sechelt BC, on the Sunshine Coast, Seasons 2020-2023

Post by gemini » Sun Jul 23, 2023 11:34 pm

2023 Cam Maintenance
Matching Drive

It's that time of year - Vic at the White Rock nest fledged on July 12, and sibling Uni waited almost a week before fledging on July 18. Lof from Surrey Reserve is a week or so younger, and is beginning to get some height while flapping - I think it won't be long before we see her (or maybe him) trying out some of the branches! We know there's a chick at the Delta nest on the electrical tower, but without a cam, are not sure how close he or she is to fledging. We did lose an eaglet this year - brave, feisty Tyr from Surrey Reserve had some health and mobility issues but seemed to be doing okay although growing more slowly than most until suddenly he wasn't; I'll be adopting the Surrey nest for next year in memory of Tyr. :rh:

As I watch Lof moving around on the nest with wings held wide, I realize it will seem like just a hop, skip and a jump from now - and this year's eaglets will be off on their great adventure - and it will be time for us to get into as many nests as possible to clean the cams and do other needed maintenance.

We need your help so we can be prepared to see what happens next.

The first $1000 in donations toward our cam maintenance fund drive will be matched by long-time supporters of Hancock Wildlife - so the time to donate is now!


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We'll have more details soon, but I know we'd like to have the cams at Surrey Reserve cleaned (which will cost around $1000) and it would be wonderful if we could get a cam at Delta that looks at the nest the eagles are using, as well as continuing to keep an eye on the one we'd like them to use (estimated cost $5-6000). We focused on the cams at White Rock last year, so unless there's an issue, we probably will skip them this year and plan to focus on them next year. There's a chance for a new cam at Harrison Mills, but we think the eagles have moved, so would need to find them or decide to focus on the eagles that fish in the river. And there may be other cams in the works!

If we can raise $7,000, we should be able to do the most essential work at Surrey Reserve and Delta. And with the matching drive, if you adopt Delta 2, Surrey Reserve or White Rock for next year for $250, Hancock Wildlife will get $500! Please note that adopting a nest is a sign of support for that nest, and we'll be using the funds where they are most needed - so please adopt White Rock if it's your favorite nest even though we probably won't need to do maintenance there this year - or adopt Harrison Mills, and we'll add your name there if we manage to get a camera there, or check with you a little later so you can choose to adopt a different nest or one of our tagged eagles with trackers.

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The easiest way to adopt a nest is to
  • go to the "Donations" page on our website (https://hancockwildlife.org/donations/ - or click the button below)
  • click the "Donate via CanadaHelps Now!" link
  • enter the amount of your donation ($250 to adopt the nest of your choice for the coming year)
  • pick "Adopt a Nest" from the Fund list
  • use the message box to say which nest (or tagged eagle) you are adopting and how you would like your name to be listed
  • fill in your contact information and credit card details, and
  • click "Complete Donation Now"
We've tried to answer some of the common questions about donating here - All About Donating - and please feel free to PM me or email me ([email protected]) or gemini ([email protected]) if you have other questions or concerns.

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Re: Kinnikinnick Park Eagle nest, W Sechelt BC, on the Sunshine Coast, Seasons 2020-2023

Post by JudyB » Thu Jul 27, 2023 1:01 pm

2023 Cam Maintenance
Matching Drive
Update

We have raised over $3,000 already - almost half way to our goal! Thank you all so much!

And another supporter has come forward and pledged to match the next $500 in donations - so if you've been planning to donate, today is a great day to do that!

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We already have 12 adoptions (2 each for Delta 2 and Harrison Mills, 3 each for Surrey Reserve and White Rock, one for tagged eagle Loki, and one person has not sent me their choice of nest or tagged eagle yet) - and nest adoptions have traditionally been the core of our fundraising for maintenance on the cams - so if that will work for you, please adopt a nest! Or two! :D

But I know that doesn't work for everyone, so I want to mention another option - we also have a core group who have signed up for monthly donations - and that consistent income helps with things like the cost of this forum, with its 1435 members, 662,126 posts and 1.2 million screenshots and other attachments. Thanks to all of you who post here, our forum has amazing documentation on a whole lot of eagles, not to mention osprey and various other critters - mostly in North America, but some from Europe and even Australia!

We encourage people to use CanadaHelps for monthly donations (actually, it's a great choice for all donations to HWF, and you don't need to be in Canada to use it). For those unfamiliar with CanadaHelps, it's a registered charity in Canada whose mission is to help smaller charities with their fundraising by handling the administrative stuff. If you're in Canada, they provide tax receipts automatically - and it's easier for gemini and me as the ones who track donations because there's a place for people to leave a comment so we know if they have an interest in a particular nest or tagged eagle - or what nest they want to adopt, if that's appropriate. Monthly donations can be cancelled at any time - or increased! :thumlft:

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We are grateful to all of you who post observations, screenshots and videos - without you, there would be no forum, and no resource looking into the lives of so many eagles (and other critters) - thank you! And what is that saying about those who do the most being the ones asked to do more - if you can help out by adopting a nest, or signing up for monthly donations, or whatever you're comfortable doing, we would really appreciate it. Thank you for your consideration.

We've tried to answer some of the common questions about donating here - All About Donating - and please feel free to PM me or email me ([email protected]) or gemini ([email protected]) if you have other questions or concerns.

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Re: Kinnikinnick Park Eagle nest, W Sechelt BC, on the Sunshine Coast, Seasons 2020-2024

Post by gemini » Wed Jan 31, 2024 10:17 am

2023-2024 Season begins here.
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Re: Kinnikinnick Park Eagle nest, W Sechelt BC, on the Sunshine Coast, Seasons 2020-2024

Post by Mushka » Thu Mar 21, 2024 9:43 pm

I was in Sechelt today so took a drive to check on this nest, I didn't see any eagle activity and not sure if the nest is being used. But it is still there so possibly a good sign.

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Re: Kinnikinnick Park Eagle nest, W Sechelt BC, on the Sunshine Coast, Seasons 2020-2024

Post by stim » Fri Mar 22, 2024 9:49 am

The nest actually looks like it has been added to since I was there late February. Fingers crossed! :luck:
Thanks Karen!

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Re: Kinnikinnick Park Eagle nest, W Sechelt BC, on the Sunshine Coast, Seasons 2020-2024

Post by stim » Thu Mar 28, 2024 4:22 pm

Holly was up to Kinnikinnick yesterday, walking on the pink trail. She called a nest they saw a "very active nest", with a pair of eagles "carrying sticks and building, yakking away". They could be seen in the nest. Deserves a visit up there I think! :thumlft:

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Re: Kinnikinnick Park Eagle nest, W Sechelt BC, on the Sunshine Coast, Seasons 2020-2024

Post by Mushka » Fri Mar 29, 2024 8:33 pm

Just happens I was in Sechelt yesterday so did swing by the nest :-) At first I couldn't see any eagle activity but after a few minutes saw some movement in the nest, and then a bit of white appeared. An adult low down in the nest!

I've cropped the second picture so show the eagle "eye" looking out as it's a bit hard to see in the first picture.

Karen H

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Nest from Sandpiper Road, can see a bit of white in the nest
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The "eye" looking out :-)

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Re: Kinnikinnick Park Eagle nest, W Sechelt BC, on the Sunshine Coast, Seasons 2020-2024

Post by stim » Sat Mar 30, 2024 9:32 am

Awesome Karen! I love that eye looking out, but not so much the plastic bag attached to the nest. :thumlft: :woohoo:

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Re: Kinnikinnick Park Eagle nest, W Sechelt BC, on the Sunshine Coast, Seasons 2020-2024

Post by stim » Mon Apr 01, 2024 11:49 am

I visited the nest yesterday, March 31, to find a white head in the nest. No sign of Pa until leaving, to find him perched on a tree at entrance area to the parking lot, kitty-corner from the treed side of the property, on what I assumed was private property.
Both eagles were very quiet while I was there, not wanting to stay on the trail looking for the nest due to signage about watching out for mother black bear with 2 cubs. :ohmy:
I got the impression the nest will be easier to watch from the parking area, possibly safer as well. :thumlft:

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Re: Kinnikinnick Park Eagle nest, W Sechelt BC, on the Sunshine Coast, Seasons 2020-2024

Post by marg » Tue Apr 02, 2024 7:37 am

Thank you for all the posts about this nest the last time we were there I didn't see anything. Looks good now.
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