Amazing Eagles – a talk on Saturday, Nov 2

Did you know that the world’s largest gathering of bald eagles takes place here in British Columbia?

As many as 7,000 bald eagles will soon congregate in the Fraser Valley and up to 4,000 in Squamish, to feed on dying salmon along the riverbanks.

To learn more about the bald eagle season, join Stanley Park Ecology Society this Saturday for a free talk by one of the world’s leading eagle experts, David Hancock.

David Hancock-with Harrison - the FVBEF MascotDavid has spent most of his life studying eagles.  He was just 11 years old when he trained to become a falconer and trained his first eagle when just 14. Not content to just train birds of prey, David quickly learned to fly and by the age of 16 his pilot’s license allowed him to soar alongside the eagles, locate breeding areas and count their nests from high above.  This early childhood passion is still as fervent today as it was when he was a young boy and David has now become one of the world’s most renowned eagle experts. He is currently studying bald eagles along the northwest coast and monitors local populations via a series of camera nests. This fascinating talk will take a deeper look at both the local populations of Metro Vancouver and beyond.

What: Amazing Eagles: A visual presentation

Where: West End Community Centre, 870 Denman St,  Vancouver, BC, V6G 2L8

When: Saturday, Nov 2, 1-3pm

Pre-registration is recommended.  A donation of $5 is suggested.

West End Community Centre:  604-257-8333

Stanley Park Ecology Society: 604-718-6522

programs@stanleyparkecology.ca