Birds on film

The Hancock Wildlife Foundation’s 2010 season has begun.

People have watched eggs hatch and seen eaglets die. When the original Hornby Island nest cam got wiped out by a storm, biologist David Hancock stepped up to keep the feed running for existing viewers. A webcam was installed in a nest in Sidney, just north of Victoria. It soon had hits from around the world. “We had no idea,” Hancock says. After getting enough bandwidth to handle the traffic and the cost to stream the video – remember this is pre-YouTube – Hancock became the founder of what is the most-watched website in the world.

Tune in here.

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