Wilson Creek Bald Eagles, Sunshine Coast, BC 2018-2019

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Wilson Creek Bald Eagles, Sunshine Coast, BC 2018-2019

Post by heatherj » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:21 pm

Welcome to the Wilson Creek nest thread. Old forum thread here

If you visit the Wilson Creek nest you are welcome to post comments and pictures here.

The nest is located on private property on the south side of the Sunshine Coast Highway near the intersection with Field Rd. If you visit the nest please respect the privacy of the owners. The nest can be seen from the opposite side of the highway on the grass verge just below the campground, on the Roberts Creek side of the campground sign. But its not a very comfortable place to stand for long periods due to the traffic Smile The nest can definitely be seen from the highway during the winter but once the trees leaf out in the summer I am not sure whether it will still be visible - TBD.

The nest is new to the forum in 2017 but it was occupied in 2015 (1 eaglet ) and 2016 ((possibly 1 eaglet) and possibly longer. The eagles are often seen flying above and around the Wilson Creek plaza area and I have seen border disputes with the eagles of the Field Rd nest.
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Ma and Pa sitting on trees at Paul Beach
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Re: Wilson Creek Bald Eagles, Sunshine Coast, BC

Post by heatherj » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:22 pm

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Re: Wilson Creek Bald Eagles, Sunshine Coast, BC

Post by Marg » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:45 am

Hi Heather, thanks for posting your Wilson Creek thread good wishes for the season! :D
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Re: Wilson Creek Bald Eagles, Sunshine Coast, BC

Post by heatherj » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:05 pm

2018/2019 season starts here
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Re: Wilson Creek Bald Eagles, Sunshine Coast, BC 2018 & 2019

Post by heatherj » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:32 pm

On May 30 I had a rare sighting of the Wilson Creek pair. :) I was watching the Browning eagles and saw one adult high in a tree further along the beach. That adult, I think Ma, flew down to the rocks and was soon joined by the male. They sat on the rocks for quite some time, occasionally calling out together. Even with a long lens they were too far for great pics but it was nice to see them!
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Re: Wilson Creek Bald Eagles, Sunshine Coast, BC 2018 & 2019

Post by stim » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:43 am

I've not seen any activity road side of the nest tree. I'm glad you saw some waterside!

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Post by heatherj » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:15 pm

2019/2020 Season starts here
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Re: Wilson Creek Bald Eagles, Sunshine Coast, BC

Post by heatherj » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:39 pm

I haven't seen this pair yet but I have definitely heard them calling.

I'm pretty sure I heard two calling to each other and also 'across the fence' to the Field Rd neighbours :)
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Post by stim » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:27 pm

Nice to know they are back again Heather! Thank you!

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Re: Wilson Creek Bald Eagles, Sunshine Coast, BC 2018-2019

Post by heatherj » Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:31 pm

On July 10 I was able to go and visit the property just across from the Wilson Creek Mall. I have a contact that works at the property and she mentioned that they often see and hear the eagles all around the property. I don't believe the nest that's visible from the highway is active so I was on a quest to find the active one!

I did see Ma and Pa and heard a bit from my contact about how active the eagles are on the property including favourite perch trees and crashing around in some smaller trees breaking off branches. There are a couple of large trees on the property that looked like they might be a possible sites for a nest but nothing visible. I will need to look through my pics carefully to see if I can see one.

If the nest isn't on this property my suspicion is that its further to the east perhaps near the end of either McCullough Rd or Browning Rd

Pics to follow :)
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Re: Wilson Creek Bald Eagles, Sunshine Coast, BC 2018-2019

Post by gemini » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:51 pm

2020 Cam Maintenance
Matching Drive

It's hard to believe that the fluffy little eaglets we first met in April are already flying around - and at least one of them is already half-way up the coast of British Columbia, feasting on salmon at one of the rivers with early salmon runs. The rest will be heading out soon, which will give us a brief window to clean the cameras, check the wiring and do any additional projects near the nests. Only one of our nests is currently sponsored (big thanks to Russ Cmolik for donating a new close-up cam for White Rock!) so we are asking those who enjoy the cams to help us get them ready for next year. We know life this year is different for many of us - but if you can help, we would really appreciate it.
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We have some big plans - two new cams for White Rock, replacement domes at Surrey Reserve and Delta 2, and hopefully getting to the bottom of the connectivity issue that keeps taking the South cam at Harrison Mills offline - and there will be some large expenses if we're going to do it all. We'll need a lift to get people up to the cams at White Rock and possibly at Delta, and the tree at Harrison Mills is very tall, requiring a professional climbing team if we are to do any work on the cams themselves.

If we can raise $10,000, we should be able to do the most essential work at most of the nests. And happily some friends of the eagles have pledged to match the first $1250 raised in the next three days - so if you adopt Delta 2, Harrison Mills, Surrey Reserve or White Rock for next year for $250, Hancock Wildlife will get $500!

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 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"
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And if this isn't a good time for adopting a nest, you can also make a donation of any amount to the "Eagle Cams/General Repairs" fund or you can make a monthly donation by changing the highlighted box at the top of the page from "Donate Now" to "Donate Monthly" (the first month's donation is eligible to be matched). Many of the funds have a suggested amount - but that is just a suggestion. The amount you put in the Amount box is what you'll donate.

You don't need to be in Canada to use CanadaHelps - and the rate of exchange right now is favorable to those of us in the United States - a donation of $250 Canadian dollars is currently less than $200 US dollars, so if you give $250 through CanadaHelps (or PayPal), HWF gets $250 Canadian dollars, and the cost to you is based on the current rate of exchange.

You can also use the other methods on the Donations page, but it's not as easy to provide all the information, so if you're sending a check or planning to give a donation directly to someone at HWF, please let me ([email protected]) or gemini ([email protected]) know a donation is coming so it gets included in the matching drive.

And if you have any questions about any of this, please do contact me or gemini and we'll be happy to help.
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Thank You!
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