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In possibly the world’s single greatest conservation success story, Bald Eagles have gone from the brink of extinction to numbers never before seen in just fifty years.

The eagle has landed...in our backyards.

Nesting on hydro towers, construction beams, in suburban parks, and urban neighbourhoods, bald eagles are an exotic reminder of the wilderness that surrounded many of our cities’ landscapes. These majestic predators epitomize survival.  Their story is one of opportunism and adaptation in the face of a rapidly changing ecological landscape. 

SCENE FROM THE FILM: Eaglets prepare to fly, fans call it 'wingersizing'

We follow the unfolding story of a single breeding pair in the suburbs of Vancouver, Canada, over the course of a year.    Via the social media phenomena known as ‘nestcams’ we are able to witness their amazing lifecycle, and understand the adaptations they’ve made to be successful in the city.

Wildlife biologists, conservationists, rescuers, and online nestcam fans illuminate the lives of our newly arrived wild neighbours.

Stunning landscape shots and intimate close-ups leave the viewer in awe of this special bird. Exclusive nestcam footage of this year’s dramatic breeding, hatching, and fledging season brings unparalleled understanding and access.

Credits (Click to expand)

directed by
IAN HERRING

written by
MAIJA LEIVO


executive producer
IAN HERRING

produced by
MAIJA LEIVO
CAROLYN SCHMIDT


editor
ERIC HILL

director of photography
SEAN WHITE

original music composed by
MICHAEL PLOWMAN



additional camera
ATHAN MERRICK
MIKE DINSMORE

researcher
REYHANA HEATHERINGTON




post production coordinator/online editor
MATT SIKKA

assistant editor
SUN GILL

production assistants
LIAM HERRING
LAURA WHEAWALL





visual research and clearances
LAURA LUCAS

production accountants
CHRISTINA LYNCH & COMPANY





stock and archival material
HANCOCK WILDLIFE FOUNDATION
ALASKA FILM ARCHIVES - UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS
NATIONAL FILM BOARD
U.S. NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND ADMNISTRATION
CTV NEWS
CBC NEWS

thanks
RUSS AND ELLEN CMOLIK
HANCOCK WILDLIFE FOUNDATION
NICO WYND GOLF COURSE


produced with the particiation of

Canadian Media Fund

produced with the participation of Rogers Documentary Fund

PRODUCED WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF


Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit


THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
FILM INCENTIVE BC


produced by
Parallax Film Productions

for the CBC

director of production
ALEXANDRA LANE

director of finance
JULIE LAWLOR

wildlife film consultant
CAROLINE UNDERWOOD

executive in charge of production
SUE DANDO

executive director
MARK STAROWICZ

executive director
unscripted content
JENNIFER DETTMAN


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