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Follow Osprey Migration with Satellite Tracking Projects Read more »

Follow Osprey Migration with Satellite Tracking Projects

Migration is one of the most amazing feats performed by osprey with distances of 5,000 km or more from breeding to wintering territories.  Tracking osprey is nothing new (scientists have tracked them for decades) but each spring and fall we feel the thrill of watching…


Make osprey nest observations using web cameras Read more »

Make osprey nest observations using web cameras

If you’ve been wondering how you can participate in OspreyWatch without access to a nest in your neighborhood, you can check out these nests on our website. Our partners provide access to view live broadcasts at no charge. Please click on the links and contribute…


Let the 2013 OspreyWatch Season Begin! Read more »

Let the 2013 OspreyWatch Season Begin!

In 2012, The Center for Conservation Biology launched Project OspreyWatch, a project created to engage a global community to collect data on breeding osprey. Linked by an interest in osprey and a concern for the health of the aquatic environments on which they rely, this…


Unflappable Raptor Puts Cellphone Carriers on Hold Read more »

Unflappable Raptor Puts Cellphone Carriers on Hold

Osprey are nesting with greater frequency on cell towers and causing quite  a stir in the business community.  Wall Street Journal has taken note of the issue in a recent article: Unflappable Raptor Puts Cellphone Carriers on Hold 


Osprey banding season begins on James River Read more »

Osprey banding season begins on James River

Since returning to breed in late March the osprey population along the upper James River has produced a large crop of chicks.  Broods have now reached the ideal banding window between 4 and 7 weeks of age.  Beginning this week Bryan Watts, Marian Watts, and…


Osprey Nest Cameras - Live! Read more »

Osprey Nest Cameras – Live!

Osprey Nest Cameras are back online across the world.  Nest cams are a fantastic way to view breeding activities and watch interactions between adults ospreys and their young. Here’s a list of a few cameras: Virginia (shown in picture)  Finland New Jersey Maryland Washington D.C.…


CCB Completes Gulf Spill Work with Eagles and Osprey Read more »

CCB Completes Gulf Spill Work with Eagles and Osprey

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill began on April 20, 2010 and ultimately became the largest in U.S. history.  The spill was in a location that could potentially impact millions of birds including a large portion of all North American species.  In the months following the…


Virginia Study: Fewer Menhaden, Fewer Osprey Read more »

Virginia Study: Fewer Menhaden, Fewer Osprey

The Center for Conservation Biology leads research on the link between Osprey and menhaden in the Chesapeake Bay. Read the article from the Winter 2012 edition of  “Save the Bay: The Magazine of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation”.


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