Columbia River, Koberg Beach Overlook
(45.6993, -121.487)
Utility Pole
Nest is on the south side of I-84 on very high utility pole just across from the westbound (only) rest stop a mile 65, also called Koberg Beach. You can see the nest as you drive by at 65 mph heading east or west on I-84. But better viewing (ha ha) is either from the beach on the Columbia River (you can part for free at rest stop) or from above at Mark Hatfield Tunnel Trail parking area (day fee) that is on the east side of Hood River. Take foot path a hundred yards due north from the parking area to small overlook.
What to look for
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2018 - Ardent Nature
aAdult Arrival3/30/18
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation
cClutch Hatching
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failure

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Activity reports

2018 Nest Activity Report by Ardent Nature
Adult arrival03/30/2018Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

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Nesting Diaries

03/30/2018 by Ardent Nature
They're back from adventures south! Three osprey seen today 3-30-18 soaring above this nest (#7009) and an hour later one osprey on the nest doing nestorations. I watch this nest almost daily and I believe they have just returned in that past day or two. I don't know if I am the only one here in the Columbia Gorge that is super thrilled to have these dear "friends" return for the season. Joyful. Grateful.

03/19/2018 by Ardent Nature
I have watched this nest for several years on a daily basis, although often that is driving by at 65 mph :) Last year the adult pair fledged at least one chick and most likely two. Adults migrated south in early fall. As of mid-March only one sighting of an adult on nest and can not confirm it was an osprey, because only got a quick look and BEs hang out in that area as well. Will report back when I know more.

03/19/2018 by Ardent Nature
Just as a side note: Seeing osprey on this nest and in surrounding area along the Columbia River is an absolute joy! Ellen (Ardent Nature)