Photo – Reese F. Lukei, Jr.
The Center for Conservation Biology has launched Project Osprey Watch, a project created to engage a global community to collect data on breeding osprey. Read the press release at this link
The web site to learn about the details of the project and how you, as a citizen scientist, can become involved is http://www.osprey-watch.org
I saw my first osprey at Kempsville Lake today! I work at an office adjoining the lake and enjoy watching them every year. I don’t, however know where they nest.
I do have a question regarding taking down osprey nests. I observed one being torn apart atop a cell tower. I call the state office (DGIF, I think) and was told “well the opsrey have all fledged here.” What to do if I observe this again?
Response – Osprey nests can be removed legally once the breeding season is over. DGIF does have a published set of guidelines for removing Osprey nests.