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Ladner, near the bird sanctuary near Deas Island Park

Eagle Aeries



Bald Eagle Nests in Metro Vancouver

BC, Canada



What a wonderful sight (and ooh what a feeling) to see the majestic and graceful bald eagle in an urban setting!


Metro Vancouver has it all: inviting mountains for year round activities, from skiing in the winter, to hiking/mountain climbing in the summer; an alluring ocean for exciting fishing action, and scuba diving adventures; a big blue sky for paragliding, and flights of discovery... and bird watching... especially watching the impressive bald eagle!


The cities and communities that make up this region are blessed with an abundance of these mighty birds of prey. Find their aeries, and soon you will find them.


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Burnaby
Delta


Ladner
Richmond


Vancouver
West Vancouver






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Burnaby's Broadview Park


Situated in a tall tree, in the forrested SW corner of Broadview Park... located north of Canada Way, between Gilmore and Smith Ave.


Burnaby's Broadview Park Nest



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Burnaby Lake


Nest located... across the lake from The Nature House. View from the end of Piper Spit, at...

Burnaby Lake Regional Park ... Canoe or kayak, walk or jog, or just enjoy watching the birds and ducks... this is a pleasant place to be.

Keep an eye out for the busy beavers! You should see them near their lodge.

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Burnaby Lake Nest


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Deas Island Regional Park


This nest seems to be the only one located on the island. It is very difficult to spot in the summer time, but immediately becomes apparent when the leaves fall in late autumn.

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This impressive nest is located near the entrance to the park. Actually, it is off the island, across the road and down farther to the east. It appears to be on private property, and is therefore difficult to get close to.






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Delta Offers An Impressive Array Of Nests...


These four nests are located in or near the northern half of an area bounded by 62 B St on the west, River Road on the north, 68 St on the east, and 60 Ave on the south.


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Located northeast of the intersection of River Rd and 68 St.




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See nesting tree on the far left of the picture. Located on the north side of River Rd, between 62B St. and 68 St.

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Ladner


This great nest is located... on the west side of River Rd at Westham Island Rd in Ladner.

Mother and Baby! What a sight to see!

Baby Grows Up! July2016 Don't mess with Mama!

While you're in the area, check out the The Reifel Bird Sanctuary... one of Canada's top bird-watching sites in the heart of the Fraser River estuary.

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Eagle Nests In Ladner BC


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Richmond's Tourist Info Nest


This impressive nest is located near the tourist info booth situated on Highway 99, just north of the Massey Tunnel. Park in the lot, then walk back a short distance to the nest tree.

It can also be glimpsed on your left as you head south toward the tunnel. Remember, just a glimpse, as it can be quite dangerous to take your eyes off the road for any length of time, especially at Hwy99 speeds!


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West Dyke Trail


Located... at the western foot of Blundell Road, walk north for about a minute and a half from the pump house.

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Richmond's West Dyke Trail... Richmond's Terra Nova Park, and adjacent West Dyke and Middle Arm Trails... nature at it's best! The West Dyke Trail connects Terra Nova Park with Garry Point Park.


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Richmond's West Dyke Trail Nest


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'click' to enlarge View... across the river from Britannia Heritage Shipyard Park (Railway Ave/Westwater Dr).

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Steveston Fishing Village & Greenways... Features shops, markets, galleries, restaurants, Public Fish Sales Float, commercial boat tours and the Steveston Museum.


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Located... 4.0 Km east of Steveston Village, near the foot of No. 3 Rd.

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Richmond's South Dyke Trail... for cycling, walking, and river watching, this is the place to be!


'click' to enlarge Located... a little further east, at the foot of No. 3 Rd.


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As seen... looking north from Finn's Slough, which is located on Dyke Rd. at the southern foot of # 4 Rd.,in Richmond.


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Located... just east of Finn's Slough.



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Located... across the river between Shell Rd and # 5 Rd on Dyke Rd.







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Vancouver"s Stanley Park Dining Pavilion


Atop a towering Douglas-fir tree, in a many-peopled area, this nest is located in the Malkin Bowl section of Stanley Park, near The Dining Pavilion. From the steps of The Dining Pavilion look high in the trees, slightly to your left... you'll see it!

Vancouver's Stanley Park... Walk, hike, drive, cycle, roller blade, jog... you can do it all in Stanley Park!

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Stanley Park's Dining Pavilion Eagle




Stanley Park's Cathedral Trail


This nest is high in the upper branches of a towering 500 year old plus Douglas-fir tree. It boasts the distinction of being the oldest and largest averie in Stanley Park. Start your search at the Lost Lagoon entrance to the Cathedral Trail. Proceed to the junction which connects with the Bridle Path and the Lees Trail. The huge Douglas-fir is actually on the Lees Trail. Go right from the Cathedral Trail unto the Lees Trail... it's there, almost immediately, on the left side of the trail. To view the averie, walk up the Bridle Path for a minute or so, then turn around. You'll see the nest high on your left.







Tunnel Trail Nest


Park 1.5 kilometers past Brockton Point. On the Tunnel Trail, walk in a clockwise direction. High in a Douglas-fir tree, the nest is soon seen on the right. It'll take a keen eye, but you will spot it.






Pipeline Road Perch Tree


While viewing the Tunnel Trail Nest, check out the Pipeline Road Perch Tree. On the Tunnel Trail, walk in a clockwise direction, then go right where it comes out on Pipeline Road. The perch tree is a short distance down on the right. With any luck, the resident eagle will be waiting for you! Continue your walk around to and again on the Tunnel Trail. This way, you will be afforded a view from a different angle.





Stanley Park's Merilees Trail


Park at or just past Prospect Point, and walk to the Siwash Rock Trail entrance. At the fork in the trail, go right to continue on the Siwash Rock Trail. As you walk, keep an eye to the left. Soon you will spot the tall Douglas-fir, with the nest perched high in the branches. If you are lucky, two great eagles will be there to greet you! Take time to appreciate the great view of Siwash Rock, then continue on around left to the Merilees Trail. Your walk will bring you once again the nesting tree, this time on your left. Follow the Merilees Trail back to the fork in the trail, then back to your vehicle.


Stanley Park's Merilees Trail Eagles




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2 Views of the Same Nest?


Just past Prospect Point, and past the Siwash Rock Trail entrance, there is an eagle nest on the north side, high up in a tall tree. It can be glimpsed from your vehicle, or can be better seen on foot. Park at or just past Prospect Point, or at the Prospect Point Picnic Area. Here is a view from closer to the picnic area, looking northeast.

Question: Is this the same nest, or a different one from the following...?




2 Views of the Same Nest?



Park at or just past Prospect Point, and walk to the Siwash Rock Trail entrance. At the fork in the trail, go left to the Merilees Trail. As you walk, keep an eye up to the left. Soon you will spot the nest in a tall Douglas-fir, perched high in the branches, near the top, which seems to be missing.
Walk further southwest on the trail, and turn around at roughly this spot for an overall view of the area. Head back the way you came.

Is this the same tree? Is this the same nest?




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Vancouver's Vanier Park


Located... near the Coast Guard Station.

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Vancouver's Vanier Park... Enjoy a leisurely stroll, a more vigorous walk or a jog, a visit to the Planetarium and the Vancouver Museum, or fly a kite! All this, and more, awaits you.


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Jericho Park


An awesome nest snuggled atop a towering Douglas Fir tree...

Located... by Jericho Beach, in the woods west of the works yard, which is on Lebrun Way.

At Jericho Park ...take the path west of the Sailing Centre, go south at the BBQ coal pit, walking through the woods. Keep looking up. Suprise... you'll soon spot it!




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Acadia Beach



An impressive nest perched atop a towering Douglas Fir tree... overlooking Acadia Beach, located at the northern fringe of Wreck Beach adjacent to...


Pacific Spirit Regional Park... From a walk in a deep lush forrest, to a picnic by the sea, Pacific Spirit Park offers this, and more.


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Pacific Spirit Regional Park


Located... on the SW corner of 16th Ave. and Imperial Rd., in Pacific Spirit Regional Park... on the Huckleberry Trail.

The nest is near the top of a towering Douglas Fir tree, beside the path, a short distance into the forrest from the trail entrance.



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Wesbrook


Located on the coastal side of SW Marine Drive near the T-intersection with Wesbrook Mall, this nest takes a bit of an effort to spot. Take a through look, and you'll soon find it. Stop on Wesbrook Mall, then look across SW Marine Drive up toward the right. (Parking can be a challenge.) Up toward the left is a perching tree. Hopefully, it'll be occupied!


Wesbrook's Eagle




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Musqueam Park


In a tall tree, in the middle of grove of trees, this nest is... located in Musqueam Park. For a many angled view, park at the south end of Holland Street, then walk clockwise on the path that surrounds the site.





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Southlands


Located in the Southlands area of Vancouver, go south on Blenheim St., then turn right on W53rd Ave. All of a sudden it's there!

For a great 360 degree view of the nest, drive around this beautiful location. The Point Grey Golf and Country Club borders the east. Can you spot a nest in the making?


Southlands Eagle & Nest




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Kerrisdale


In a front yard, high in a Douglas-fir tree... located on the west side of the 6400 block of Larch St., between W 47th & W 49th Avenues.





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SW Marine Dr


This nest is situated in the forested front yard of a private residence, in a tall tree... located on the south side of SW Marine Drive, at Angus Drive. For the most convenient viewing, park on Angus Drive.





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Strathcona Park


Located in Strathcona Park (on Prior St., west of Clark Dr.), on Vancouver's Eastside.

Once you've found the park, you've found the nest(s)!

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As they say, "You can't miss it (them).!"



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Wall St.


Situated in a tall tree in an industrial area of the Port of Vancouver, this nest can be viewed from... a little park on the north side of Wall Street, at the western end of Oxford street (across the street from a playground).


Wall Street Nest




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Pandora St.


By the sidewalk, high in a Douglas-fir tree.. located near the NW corner of Pandora & Kamloops Streets, on Kamloops St.





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Hastings St.


Wow... talk about "Urban Eagles"! They can't get much more urban than this... located near the parking lot on the SE corner of Hastings & Renfrew in Vancouver, across the street from, and overlooking, the PNE.


Vancouver's Hastings Street Nest



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West Vancouver's Marine Drive @ Parthenon Place


The nest is high in the tall Douglas-fir located... at the SE corner of Marine Drive and Parthenon Place. To view nest, park on Parthenon Place then look north toward Marine Drive.


While you're in the area, check-out West Vancouver's Lighthouse Park to the east, and Horseshoe Bay to the west. They are both well worth the visit.


Marine Drive @ Parthenon Place Nest








Bald Eagles are so named because they are "white-headed". Balde is an Old English term meaning white.


Adult males and females are identical in color... white heads and tails, with blackish-brown bodies. Their feet and beaks are yellow.



Eagles mature at about 4 or 5 years of age, and live to about 30.

With up to a 7-foot wingspan, having a height of 3 to 3 1/2 feet, and weighing 8 to 15 pounds, these great birds of prey can lift about 4 pounds. The female is larger than the male.


An eagle's diet consists primarly of fish, but circumstance can force them to dine on carrion.


These 'eagle-eyed' birds have exemplary eyesight, and are strong swimmers.



Eagle pairs remain together until they are parted by the death of one of them.




Eaglets have all their feathers by 10 to 12 weeks of age. At this time, they are nearly full grown and can make maiden flights from their nest.

Juvenile eagles are a mixture of brown and white, becoming almost solid brown as they progress to adulthood.




Nests (aeries) are usually constructed in tall trees beside rivers or near coastlines.

Bald eagle nests are added to every year. They often become the largest of any bird in North America.

Bald eagles lay from one to three eggs each year, with two being the norm.

Kept warm by both parents alternating incubation duties, eaglets hatch in 35 days.

From the time the parents ready the aerie and the young are on their own (the nesting cycle), takes about 20 weeks.






Bald Eagle Nesting Calendar



December - February

Time to set up one's territory. Return to a previously used nest, or to build a new one.

March - April

1 to 3 eggs are laid. (One is the norm.)

April - May

After 35 days, the eggs start to hatch.

May - July

Feeding and brooding become the tasks of the day. These shared duties continue for about 17 weeks, until the young leave the nest (fledge).

August - October

The fledgelings are now leading their own lives. Nearby rivers become hangouts for many adults and juveniles alike. (The fish runs provide a reliable source of food.)


One of the Ladner BC eagles.







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Please keep in mind that although eagle nests are protected year-round, whether or not the nest is in use, there are exceptions to this law. Road construction projects are one exception that may necessitate the removal of a nest and/or it's host tree/structure. Also, existing nests may be destroyed by storms and toppling trees. On the bright side, delapitated nests are mended as necessary by the industrious eagles, and new nests are built each year.


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