B.C.’s bald eagles have been getting a lot of press lately, given that late-March – mid-April is prime hatching season for their precious eggs. Right now, there are several bald eagle nests—with eggs getting ready to hatch in the next few weeks—scattered throughout the Lower Mainland, including nests in White Rock, Delta, Victoria, Port Moody, and even right here in Vancouver itself.
Thanks to the efforts of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation, bald eagle fans can watch nests–and the eagles and hatchlings–via streaming video.
The nest here in Vancouver is at the Lafarge concrete plant, located in on the waterfront in downtown Vancouver, beside the main CP rail tracks in the heart of Vancouver’s container and grain port facilities.
The Lafarge Vancouver nest has three eggs expected to hatch around April 20, 2011.
The Hancock Wildlife Foundation is also streaming live feed from Victoria’s Sydney Eagle Nest, where three eggs are expected to begin hatching around April 11, 2011.
Watch the nests and follow the bald eagle action at the Hancock Wildlife Foundation’s site here, or via CBC here. You can also see time-lapse video at the Hancock Wildlife Foundation’s YouTube channel.
Have tips for spotting bald eagles in Vancouver? We’d love to hear from you!