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EAGLECREST WILDLIFE VISITOR MAP STARTED FEBRUARY 2013
Please visit our Eaglecrest Wildlife Facebook page. To access, click HERE then click ‘Like’
Our Eaglecrest Wildlife video site is NOW permanently broadcasting AD FREE, 24/7, through Ustream's Pro Broadcasting Group. Viewers will no longer have to deal with ANY advertising; and will no longer need to purchase Ustream's Premium Membership to avoid ads. With our live view counts growing rapidly, and in light of our several active nests, we feel it important to provide viewers with the highest quality experience possible . . . without interruption. We hope everyone enjoys this major improvement to our site. Thank you for your continuing interest in our site.
AUTOMATIC NEST UPDATES NOW AVAILABLE: Viewers can now stay up to date on nest activity via e-mail by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject: ALERTS. As things progress, we will periodically e-mail an update news bulletin to everyone on this list. Don’t miss out as our nests start to become active.
CAMERA SYSTEM AND FACILITATORS: Facilitators are on the social stream 24/7 and remotely control the camera system. They are identified by a dark green square icon with a capital letter E, and will concentrate on-air views to best highlight wildlife activity. They have been trained to answer questions about the Eaglecrest site and our wonderful array of wildlife.
CONTACT US: Our e-mail address is: EaglecrestWildlife@gmail.com. If you have questions or comments, please let us hear from you. Teachers can use this address to request remote, virtual classroom presentations.
To interact with fellow viewers, please visit the dedicated forum page.
For videos of Eaglecrest wildlife, please visit our YouTube channel.
About Eaglecrest: Founded in 1992, Eaglecrest is a 200-acre private estate named for the Bald and Golden Eagles that live there. Eaglecrest provides a home for many different kinds of wildlife, including owls, deer, coyotes, mountain lions, racoons, opposums, skunks, rattlesnakes, gopher snakes, king snakes, water snakes, leopard lizards, blue-belly lizards, and skinks.
David McDonald, Eaglecrest's founder, has a deep and abiding interest in wildlife. In addition to preserving ponds and wild spaces on his estate, he and his staff work with Fresno Wildlife Rehabilitation to treat, rehabilitate and return injured and ill birds of prey to the wild. To date, Eaglecrest has rehabilitated Red-Tailed Hawks, Cooper's Hawks, Red-Shouldered Hawks, Swainson's Hawks, Great Horned Owls, and a Golden Eagle. The Eaglecrest rehabilation center includes a 20x30 flight cage and mews. A local hatchery provides day-old chicks, augmented with squirrels caught by the estate's Black Lab and White German Shepherd.
For the public's education and enjoyment, Eaglecrest Estate in 2011 partnered with the world renowned Raptor Resource Project of Decorah, Iowa, and with Ustream, to install several live, 24/7 streaming video cameras at a Red-Tailed Hawk nest. The first event-filled season saw the nest nearly destroyed by a windstorm; only to be later taken over by a fascinating pair of Canada Geese. The camera site became a popular sensation in its first season with over 1.3 million visitors from around the world. For 2013, the Eaglecrest Wildlife Site has been expanded to thirteen cameras which now cover the Home Nest (Canada Geese), a Barn Owl nest, two Red-Tailed Hawk nests, and the entire area . . . around the clock, every day.
The Raptor Resource Project
Established in 1988, the non-profit Raptor Resource Project
Check out the links to cams
RRP has a Facebook page where we post updates. Use Social Stream or visit [our forum](http://www.raptorresource.org/forum/) to talk about birds. Visit [our merchandising](http://www.raptorresource.org/fundraising.html) page if you are interested in purchasing eaglecam merchandise.