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Virginia Aquarium crews check on local osprey population

Virginia Aquarium crews check on local osprey population Source: Wavy 10 News


Are You Ready for the 2015 Osprey Nesting Season? Read more »

Are You Ready for the 2015 Osprey Nesting Season?

The osprey are returning to the Northern Hemisphere this month and beginning to repair nests and reconnect with their mates.  Project OspreyWatch is in its fourth year organizing citizen scientists to collect data and make observations about breeding osprey.  In 2014, the project monitored 1,538…


Osprey Return to the Elizabeth River, Virginia Read more »

Osprey Return to the Elizabeth River, Virginia

During the height of the DDT era, breeding ospreys along the Elizabeth River in Virginia disappeared completely. Some 30 years later, when the Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) surveyed the Chesapeake Bay osprey population, the tributary still seemed to be frozen in time. During the…


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…