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Title: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: luvthebirds on April 12, 2013, 08:39:09 PM
Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!  ACT NOW for a Chance to See Bald Eagles in the Wild.

We have been contacted by the producer of the Animal Planet (Canada) TV show Wild Obsession.  The show features animal enthusiasts who are treated to a view of the species they love in the wild.  They are planning an episode about bald eagles and are looking for an eagle lover to appear on the show.  The ideal candidate will be someone who not only is an avid eagle enthusiast, but has not had much experience viewing eagles in the wild.  The show films over several days and the eagle lover will be able to observe eagles in the wild with an eagle expert.  The participant will meet eagle experts, go on a hunt to spot eagles in their habitat and hopefully get some up close viewing. There will also be a visit to a bird sanctuary to help with the rehabilitation of an injured eagle who will be released back to the wild.

Some additional information about the eagle episode:

The filming with take place for 5 days sometime between May 27th and June 15th.

It will be filmed in the Canmore and Coledale areas in Alberta and the participant would need to be available for probably 6 days including travel.

One of the experts who will be part of the episode is Colin Weir from the Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation.  Here is some information about Mr. Weir and the foundation:

www.burrowingowl.com/about/history.php (http://www.burrowingowl.com/about/history.php)

www.wearealberta.ca/OurCauses/BirdsofPrey/tabid/220/Default.aspx (http://www.wearealberta.ca/OurCauses/BirdsofPrey/tabid/220/Default.aspx)

www.facebook.com/pages/Alberta-Birds-of-Prey-Foundation/187450737955817 (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alberta-Birds-of-Prey-Foundation/187450737955817)


There will be some hiking involved in order to get to the good spots for spotting eagles.


A person from Canada is preferred, but the producer will also consider candidates from other areas who are enthusiastic and would appeal to viewers.  They are looking for passion as well as the ability to express that passion. As it is for television, they are looking for someone who is not afraid to share their feelings and thoughts. They hope to find someone who loves eagles but still has a lot to learn about them and may not have seen them up close.

All expenses will be paid by the show.  There should be no cost to the participant.  There may also be an honorarium.


If you think this is something you would like to do, and are available during the filming period, please submit your name, email address, and telephone number to the show’s producer, Terra Renton, at terra@pyramidproductions.tv .  Please include a statement about yourself and what it would mean to you to be chosen for the show.  It will be up to the producer to determine who they wish to consider and interview.  Please keep in mind the show is looking for a special person who loves eagles, is not an expert in the field, and has not before had much opportunity to view eagles in the wild.
  
Interested people should contact Ms. Renton ASAP as the show is filming in late May. She plans to conduct telephone interviews next week with applicants who they will be considering for the episode.

This is an opportunity for an eagle enthusiast to have a one of a kind experience.  HEGPS would love for it to be someone who is a Hornby Eagle fan!      
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: slave lake donna on April 12, 2013, 09:33:46 PM
i am the eagle women you need!! i have been watching eagles on live cams fr BC to all over the world and i have 3 nest by my house in slave lake alberta!! im i think im your best eagle watcher and i can show the world what are preds are all about and have knowlege and would love to bee with you !!!
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: BBE on April 13, 2013, 12:00:39 AM
What a wonderful opportunity. So neat that the company contacted HEGPS about this project. It would be great if someone from our group was able to go.

 :thumbup:
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: luvthebirds on April 29, 2013, 12:14:46 PM
Congratulations to forum member terbobun (aka skuzzabuzz) who is a finalist to be the participant on the eagle episode of Wild Obsession!   :clap

Well done! Good luck to you, terbobun!   :thumbup:
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: BBE on April 29, 2013, 03:09:08 PM
 :v :clap :goodluck to terbobun.  

When will the 'winner' of this great opportunity be selected / nnounced ?  I guess soon if filming starts at the end of May.

Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: auroradawn on April 29, 2013, 08:20:00 PM
Good luck Terbobun, please keep us posted on progress  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: terbobun on April 30, 2013, 08:48:43 AM
hello friends. Thank you for wishing me well on this possible journey of a lifetime.  I got an email from the producer today.  They still haven't  decided on a winner.. I'm sooooooooooooooooooooooooo nervous!!!!!!!
I've only seen one bald eagle and that was in our local zoo.   I think I'd faint if i saw one in its element.

thanks again for your support and I will certainly let you know when i hear from them again.

terbobun
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: passerine on April 30, 2013, 10:20:40 AM
Wishing you the best of luck terbobun!  :goodluck
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: terbobun on May 02, 2013, 04:21:10 PM
thank you for your well wishes... I got another email from the producer and here is what she said.

dear marylee, I just wanted to let you know that you have made it to the final three for consideration for the eagle program.  We are now sending the videos off to the big bosses so they can weigh in.  I will let you know next week and I wish you all the best.


How exciting!!! 
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: emc on May 02, 2013, 04:59:17 PM
Congratulations making it to the final three!  Eggciting indeed.  :biggrin3
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: BBE on May 02, 2013, 05:23:32 PM
Way to go, fingers crossed  :goodluck
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: Faerie Gardener on May 02, 2013, 06:18:07 PM
Yay!!  Best of luck!
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: peppy7 on May 04, 2013, 07:27:24 AM
Fingers crossed for you Terbobun, how exciting!
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: terbobun on May 04, 2013, 01:32:43 PM
You guys are so sweet and special to me. thank you!!!  I'm at the edge of my seat waiting to hear about this.  It's only about three weeks before they start filming. what are they waiting for?! Us girls need time to get our 'stuff' together. haaa

marylee (terbobun, skuzzabuzz) :biggrin3
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: terbobun on May 07, 2013, 03:16:37 AM
good morning to my wonderful beak geek friends.  Still havent heard anything.  But, it occurred to me that I will need a passport  :eceek  I will have it rushed... for some odd reason I just didnt think of it.  :puzzled2

have a great day watching the nest.
terbobun
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: luvthebirds on May 07, 2013, 04:47:42 PM
Terbobun, I sure hope you hear soon about the selection!   :toetap  You must be on pins and needles!  :scared  I continue wish you good luck.   :goodluck  Now, go get that passport!  :zooooom
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: terbobun on May 11, 2013, 12:19:44 PM
my goodness. I STILL havent heard anything.
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: birdvoyer on May 11, 2013, 05:43:26 PM
That's just not very fair, huh, terbobun? Leaves a body kind o' anxious I bet...good luck!
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: terbobun on May 14, 2013, 04:29:37 PM
thats right birdvoyer!!!  I need more than two weeks to get my stuff together etc.   Having said that, I just got an email from the producer...here goes....

"Dear marylee, So I have some sad news.  Unfortunately we have decided to go with another candidate for the program.  Everyone thought you were great and it was a very difficult decision.  I am sorry that there was such a long delay in letting you know but we had to consider many factors.  I wanted to thank you so much for sending me the video's.  your enthusiasm for eagles was truly contagious and I was happy to meet you over email."

 :ecsad :eccry

I'm still glad that I at least tried.  I came so close.  But we can't win them all.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.  I am so happy that i have 'met' (so to speak)... all of you.  you are all such loving caring people.

terbobun
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: Faerie Gardener on May 14, 2013, 04:40:16 PM
Awww, Darn! You will have to report back to us when the show airs and we'll just make up our own minds whether their candidate was really better!!  :heart
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: MaggiesMom on May 14, 2013, 08:01:30 PM
So sorry terbobun!  now you need to come to chat and just be a full-time addict like the rest of us! I would have loved to try for this show but the rest of life prevented it.  Was hoping someone we knew - even a little - would be chosen!
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: BBE on May 14, 2013, 09:25:42 PM
terbobun, you gave the competition your best shot. They obviously were impressed with you and your presentation.  Yes, please do let us know when the program airs.

All the best to you and have fun on the chat with new found friends and of course Mom and Dad Hornby.

Well done  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: Floodwaterphoto on May 15, 2013, 08:25:32 AM
Wanted to give another update. I was in the top 3 also and was not selected. Sure hoping we hear who they did select for this program. What a great opportunity this was, very fun and exciting. In my initial email to the producer, I told about the Hornby eagle nest, history of the cam and how Phoenix gave us all an amazing legacy. What an amazing group of eagle enthusiasts we have! I am sure whoever they chose will be just perfect and fit with their intention for the program.

Flood :)
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: passerine on May 15, 2013, 08:28:08 AM
Awww  terbobun :ecsad was cheering for you. Least you tried, so good for you.  :ecsmile

Flood glad you gave it a go too, must be something better in the future for you both. :duck
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: Floodwaterphoto on May 15, 2013, 08:30:09 AM
Terbobun, congratulations for being in the top 3 finalists!!! What an amazing experience and I'm so proud of you! Would love to hear more about how you got involved and your love of eagles. Again, congratulations on being in the top 3!


Flood
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: Cawatcher on May 15, 2013, 08:38:55 AM
fantastic that you gave it a go, terbobun and floodwater!  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: idahowa on May 15, 2013, 08:39:55 AM
Congrats to you both!  So close and yet so far....
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: emc on May 15, 2013, 09:31:36 AM
Congrats to Flood and terbobun for being in the top three.  :flower

You both would have been great. No wonder they had a difficult time with their selection. Sure am curious about their final choice. It is exciting, and I hope their episode will be fantastic.

Let us know when it will air if you hear any dates.

Big ((( hugs ))) to you both for putting yourself in the running.  :heart
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: Faerie Gardener on May 15, 2013, 11:42:19 AM
 :clap     Oh My Flood, youn were also in the top 3 - Congratulations and I echo Passerine's thoughts-must be something better out there for the two of you in the future!

BUT...wouldn't they have done well by choosing either of you. Darn!   :gaah


I knew we had an exemplary group!
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: BBE on May 15, 2013, 06:44:58 PM
Flood, good for you for also submitting your name.  Two of our group made to the top three. That is wonderful, be proud of that.  :heart
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: luvthebirds on May 15, 2013, 08:48:12 PM
Congratulations terbobun and Floodwater!  :clap   So sorry that neither of you made it all the way, but you should be proud that you tested so well with the producers!  (Although I am sure they made a mistake not picking either of you!  :dunno)    

 :duck
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: terbobun on May 16, 2013, 04:49:22 AM
Oh flood. I didnt know you were a finalist too!!  I'm sorry you didnt get it either.  I was wondering if they really did want someone from canada.  anyway, it was fun while it lasted.  we can say we tried. :ecwink
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: Stokes on July 01, 2013, 08:30:15 PM
Thanks! The producer said the episode will air sometime in the Fall. When I hear more I'll update here.
Title: Re: Special Opportunity for Eagle Lovers!
Post by: BBE on July 01, 2013, 08:58:49 PM
Thanks for the update. Please keep us updated.

 :ecsmile  BBE