Author Topic: Help keep the Hornby cam broadcasting!  (Read 38331 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline NancyM

  • HEGPS
  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9,041
    • My Flickr picture albums
Help keep the Hornby cam broadcasting!
« on: January 19, 2016, 08:54:31 PM »
January 2016

Dad Hornby returned to his territory in September 2015 but despite our hopes Mom Hornby, whom we last saw on cam March 16, 2015, has not returned to join Dad. We are unsure of her fate, but if we don't see her again we will continue to rejoice in having known and learned from her. We witnessed the strong pair bond she and Dad shared and watched them through several years of breeding successes and sorrows. They have enthralled us, made us laugh, made us cry, and taught us much about eagles and nature.

HEGPS would like to continue to broadcast the Hornby Eagles Nest and Territory cam to see Dad's life journey continue without his longtime mate. Unfortunately, our current funds will allow us to broadcast only through the end of the 2016 season (September 30). Thanks to the generosity that Hornby Eagle fans displayed when we last held a fundraiser in 2013, we were able to fund the project well beyond our goal at that time, but those funds will soon be expended.

Our costs for one year currently run at least $5500, distributed between expenses directly related to the webcam and indirect expenses related to hosting the forum and website. Direct cam expenses are roughly $4000 (tree climbs and supplies for cleaning, insurance, technical support, telephone, and internet). Indirect expenses are about $1500 (website and forum web hosting, government registration fees, bank fees, post office box rental, postage, and miscellaneous supplies). This minimal amount does not include funding for any major repairs or potential replacement of the camera system, nor does it cover annual donations to local wildlife rehab facilities or expenses related to wildlife rescues carried out by HEART.

Please note that no member of HEGPS receives any remuneration for working on this project; it has been a labor of love for all of us.

If you have loved watching the Hornby Eagles, learning about nature, making new friends with a shared love of wildlife, and sharing the highs and lows of an eagle pair's lives, please help us to continue bringing the cam to you.  A donation of any amount is greatly appreciated. Please visit our Support page for information on making a donation by cheque or PayPal.

If we are not successful in fully funding an additional year of the broadcast, we have two alternate plans. One is to continue to maintain the Our Nature Zone forum, which we believe is an invaluable resource for information about eagles and other wildlife on Hornby Island, but the cam and website would be closed. If we cannot maintain even the forum (minimum costs are about $60/month), then the entire project would be ended and any remaining funds would be donated to the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS).

Thank you for your support over the past several years and your continued interest in the Hornby Eagles.

Offline ivani

  • Member
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 279
Re: Help keep the Hornby cam broadcasting!
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2016, 04:01:01 PM »
 :ecsad :ecsad
I know how hard it is to keep it all. I'm sorry I could not help enough, due to the devaluation of money in Brazil. But I'll help. It is very sad to imagine that we are no longer here. In fact, I can not imagine how it will be life without the cam and chat Hornby.
I just have to thank HEGPS for everything you did. Thank you for showing me a new and wonderful world, wonderful people, wonderful friends.
Hornby know and everyone changed my life.
I will suffer much without all this, although we understand all the difficulty that exists.
I'm even without words.
I love, love all you  too and Hornby.
« Last Edit: January 20, 2016, 08:07:31 PM by boonibarb »
iff, ivani

Offline boodle317

  • HEGPS
  • Member
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3,031
Re: Help keep the Hornby cam broadcasting!
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2016, 04:13:51 PM »
Don't be sad Iffi!  We are just at the beginning of this fundraiser...with help, we WILL keep the cam going!

Offline amazedbyeagles

  • Member
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 333
Re: Help keep the Hornby cam broadcasting!
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2016, 05:12:58 PM »
I've been sad about reality all day.....  I've decided if I can sell my painting of the Great Horned Owl that I painted for our local art exhibit, Animalscapes,  I will donate my earned percentage to the Hornby cam!  30% goes to the local arts council, if it sells during the exhibition, but if not and I can sell it to a bird lover, the amount going to the cam would be $850.  Some of you have seen the painting.... not sure it will post here......   There have been chatters who have expressed interest.... and if they know the $ will go to our cam, that will surely help! :-) :eclove :eclove

Offline amazedbyeagles

  • Member
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 333
Re: Help keep the Hornby cam broadcasting!
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2016, 05:15:11 PM »


"Silent Hunter" ... Watercolor.... 34x28inches....  by Julie Trail

« Last Edit: January 20, 2016, 05:23:40 PM by typoscount2 »

Offline boodle317

  • HEGPS
  • Member
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3,031
Re: Help keep the Hornby cam broadcasting!
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2016, 05:22:43 PM »
That is a beautiful painting amazed!  Thank you so much for your incredible generosity should your painting sell.   :heart

Offline paintnut

  • HEGPS
  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 20,012
Re: Help keep the Hornby cam broadcasting!
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2016, 05:38:42 PM »
What a beautiful capture and what a generous offer to make.  Can't imagine that painting not selling - it is truly stunning.

Offline linused

  • Member
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 398
Re: Help keep the Hornby cam broadcasting!
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2016, 05:59:33 PM »
Oh my,   beautiful painting Amazed!!! Very generous of you. Worth the wait

Offline Tigerlady105

  • HEGPS
  • Member
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 11,594
Re: Help keep the Hornby cam broadcasting!
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2016, 06:55:49 PM »
Amazed, we can imagine how lovely your painting would look in a home.  Thank you for offering it to help keep the Hornby Eagle cam online.   :heart
Commit random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature; he finds it attached to the rest of the world". ~John Muir

Offline luvthebirds

  • HEGPS
  • Member
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3,874
Re: Help keep the Hornby cam broadcasting!
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2016, 07:24:37 PM »
Ivani, do not worry  :heart  and do not ever feel you need to donate if it is a hardship!!!! 

Amazed, your painting is stunning!  And your generosity is amazing.  Thank you so much.   And do not be sad either, we are determined to do what we can to keep broadcasting!   Your offer is so special and appreciated.  :ecsmile
Nurture yourself with Nature - luvthebirds
(and don't forget to screep for what you need)

Offline hairchoppr

  • Member
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 31
Re: Help keep the Hornby cam broadcasting!
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2016, 07:35:04 PM »
Beautiful job, what a wonderful heart you have. This shows us the bond the bunch of us have with HORNBY, and each other. What a truly wonderful thing.

Offline jeavverhey

  • Member
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1,030
Re: Help keep the Hornby cam broadcasting!
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2016, 07:14:26 AM »
The generosity and talent in ou Hornby family never ceases to amaze me. I am optimistic about the cam future.  :eclove

Offline paintnut

  • HEGPS
  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 20,012
Re: Help keep the Hornby cam broadcasting!
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2016, 02:47:49 PM »
Today's videos are a wonderful example of what this cam brings to us


http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1645.msg170180#msg170180


Help us to keep it broadcasting - thank you!!

Offline Snookums

  • HEGPS
  • Member
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 497
Re: Help keep the Hornby cam broadcasting!
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2016, 02:58:21 PM »
Today's videos are a wonderful example of what this cam brings to us


http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1645.msg170180#msg170180


Help us to keep it broadcasting - thank you!!

 :thumbup:

 :heart
'Twere not best that we should all think alike. It is a difference of opinion that makes horse races.  -- Mark Twain

Offline typoscount2

  • HEGPS
  • Member
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2,847
Re: Help keep the Hornby cam broadcasting!
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2016, 01:03:30 PM »
The response to the help  to keep the cam broadcasting has been  encouraging , and gratifying
thank you to all who watch ,  support and encourage the  continued efforts
I have been typoscount2  & nsbirder then Non4now, but no more,
onward to       ImpInNS
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hornby-Eagle-Group-Projects-Society/292341380792123