The Lafarge Vancouver Bald Eagle Nest discussion topic is somewhat unique among the nests in the Ground Observers forum in that it was originally one of the HWF featured cams. However, the nest no longer has a camera focused on it. In October of 2014 the nest tree along with the closeup camera were destroyed during a windstorm. The eagles then moved back to their original nest - which they abandoned in favor of the Lafarge site in 2007 - located at Pandora and Kamloops streets, approximately seven or eight blocks east of the Lafarge site.
For the past four years, with the aid of a security camera which had the capability of scanning the entire Lafarge site and surrounding area, including the artificial nest located just next to where their nest tree had once stood, we were able to view and report on the lives of the Lafarge pair as they defended their territory from the vantage point of the artificial nest. Between the observations from the cam and and ground observations from members who diligently observed and photographed their comings and goings at the nest itself, this nest continued to be one of the HWF featured nests. However, this past season (2017/2018) the security cam failed and unfortunately will not be replaced.
Consequently, as there is no longer a cam from which to view the Lafarge family, their discussion thread will now be located in the Ground Observer's forum where they will continue to be observed and photographed by their loyal followers.
Links to the start of the current and previous season's discussion in this thread:
2019/2020 Season starts HERE
2018/2019 Season starts HERE
Following are links to discussion threads of past seasons and other pertinent information re the Lafarge family:
- January 2018 - August 2018 Discussion Thread
- September 2017-January 2018 Discussion Thread
- Reports and Photos from Ground Observers
- The Lafarge Nest Neighborhood & More!
- Background article about the nest and the cam
- Photos of original nest tree surroundings before the wind storm destroyed it
- Local weather link
Map of the area showing the Lafarge artificial nest (right next to the Lafarge nest tree) and the Pandora nest in relation to one another: (Click all photos for a bigger version)
For a more detailed view of the Lafarge artificial nest site in relation to the Pandora nest and the surrounding area as was seen by the side view cam, our ground observers and google earth, please CLICK HERE.