Thank you so much for another great year of monitoring Osprey nests throughout Rhode Island and into Massachusetts. I am starting to compile all the data that you have spent your time to gather and upload – thank you!
If you have not yet uploaded all of your observations, including your year-end synopsis for each nest that you monitored, please do so now. I will close the system on October 22nd and it would be great to have all of your information before then.
I plan on completing the annual report in November and will release it as soon as possible. I have planned an Osprey program at 1 on Sunday, November 13th to review this past season, as well as the program in general. This event is open to the public, including all of you! I hope to see you there, since you all provided the data!
Thank you again for all of your hard work this summer.
Bes t regards,
Warwick, May 2019 Photo by Claire G.
Thank you all SO much for your patience. Following is a link to the 2022 Osprey Monitor Nest List. Please click on the link and take a look. I will also post a link in the Informational Resources section of the website.
Please bear in mind the following:
- This list is NOT complete. I am waiting on input and confirmation from several folks. And as you will see, several nests do not have monitors.
- In a addition, I am sure that there are some initial errors and omissions. Fortunately it is fairly easy to fix these listings.
- If you are not listed, or there is a problem, please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the corrections.
- Likewise if you want to change nests or take on additional nests 🙂
I have just added several nests to both the map and the submit data site. Please take a look and email me with any corrections or additions.
Thank you again – the program could not exist without your participation!
The report covering the 2021 season has been completed. A link to the Osprey Report 2021 may be found in the Osprey Monitoring Program Reports section. This report is a snapshot in time, reflecting the available data at the end of the season. Approximately 2,500 observations were submitted, the results of which are included in the report. Please contact Jon at email@example.com with any questions.
Photo: Gary Carlson
I have just posted a document that you can place on your dashboard while monitoring Osprey. A link to the “badge” may be found in the Osprey Links section of this website.
This “badge” does not provide any special rights or access. It is only intended to relay to interested folks that you are monitoring a nearby Osprey nest(s). Perhaps the document will spark a conversation and inspire another person to sign up and monitor!
Many thanks to your fellow monitor Elliott, for creating the design and document.
Thank you all,
Looking for the list of nests with an “Unknown” status? Please do not look under the “Recent Posts” heading. The items listed under that heading are just the titles of the recent posts…. like the name suggests!
If you are looking for Informational resources or links to Osprey-related information, you have to look under the appropriate headings on the right side of the page. I hope that this helps!
Nest Assignments: I am working though all of the nest assignments, but am still waiting on a few folks. If you have not sent me your preferences, please do so NOW! I will be publishing a list of nest sites and monitors in the next few days. Thanks for your patience.
Access to Submit Data: I need to add all the new monitors to this database. I hope to do that tomorrow.
Access to the closed facebook group – please send me a request in FB to join the group. I will then approve your request.
Know of nest sites not in the Submit Data or on the Maps? We are in the process of updating those lists. Feel free to send me a reminder! Thanks for your patience.
Remember, please send your Osprey-related emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
I have attached a link to a new Osprey Monitoring Observation Sheet 2022 in the Informational Resources section of this site. This form may be downloaded / printed and used in the field. It can also be used to submit your observational information to me if you cannot use the website. (Just attach the form to an email and send it to email@example.com) Submitting your observational information through the website is preferred.
I hope that it helps!
Hello new and returning Osprey monitors!
The 2022 season is just around the corner so it is time to greet everyone and review the administrative portion of the program!
2021 Annual Report: The report is nearly done. It will be published here upon its completion.
Request for help: We had 63 nests that were either not reported on, or the reporting was curtailed too soon for us to determine the breeding information. It would be helpful if returning monitors would follow the link to the list of unknown nests get back to me if any of the the listings should be changed. (I.e. Unknown to Active, or Unknown to Successful with 2 fledglings.) The link is located in the Links section of this site: Unknown Nests in 2021
Training for the 2022 Season: Training classes have been conducted. The training PowerPoint may be found in the Informational Resources section. If you meet someone who is interested in becoming a monitor, please have them email me (Jon) at firstname.lastname@example.org The program can certainly use more monitors!
Nest Assignments: I am currently working on nests assignments. Returning monitors should send me a list of the nests they will cover in 2022 ASAP. Please send me the nest names and NOT “same as last year”. Thank you! New monitors should send me a list of the nests they would like to cover ASAP as well. I plan on getting back to everyone next week,
Submitting Data-New Option: The preferred method for submitting data is via the “submit data” tab on the website. If you find this too difficult, then please send me your observation data on a spreadsheet attached to an email. This should be done bi-weekly. The template spreadsheet will be posted on the website later this week.
Please check this site for updates on a weekly basis.
Thank you all, and I look forward to seeing you on the trails!
Warwick, May 2019 Photo by Claire G.
Osprey Monitor Training sessions will be held on three dates ahead of the 2022 season:
February 6 from 12:00 to 3:00pm at Audubon’s Caratunk Wildlife Refuge. 301 Brown Ave, Seekonk, MA
February 13 from 12:00 to 3:00pm at Audubon’s Nature Center & Aquarium at 1401 Hope Street in Bristol, RI
February 17 from 5:30 to 8:00pm at 1E Farm Road in Kingston, RI
All existing monitors must have attended a training session within the past 3 years. If you are a new monitor it is required that you attend one training session.
This year’s training sessions will cover the following topics:
- Natural history of Osprey: Appearance, Behaviors, Range, etc…
- History of Osprey in Rhode Island
- History of the Monitoring program
- The role of the monitor – Expectations
- Submitting your observations – this year I will introduce an alternative way to submit your observations.
- Review of the 2021 season – Preview of the 2021 annual Osprey monitoring report
Please pre-register if possible (go to asri.doubleknot.com/event/calendar/2741). Walk-ins will be welcome. All attendees must wear a mask.
Thank you for you interest in supporting the program and helping Osprey!
Warwick, Photo by Claire G.
Thank you very much for all your efforts in tracking nests this year. So far we have received about 2,400 observations. Since this number is down from the 4,000 observations we typically receive I am hoping that many of you are still getting around to submitting your data.
If you are having trouble submitting your data, please feel free to send an email directly to me (Jon) at email@example.com with the following information. If you have already submitted your data, there is no need to send it again. This is for folks who have not submitted their data or are having trouble with the process.
Be sure to include the following information in your email:
- Your full name
- Nest name
- End of season nest status (no nest, not active, housekeeping, active, successful). If successful, please provide the # of fledglings that you observed.
- Any information important to the nest status and/or breeding success
The cutoff for data submission will be October 1st. Please try to get your observation information in before then so it can be included in the final report.
Thank you so much!
Thanks to Teresa, I am aware of the nest on top of the crane at Bullock Cove Marine. I have called them twice and will continue to call them in order to have a friendly conversation. I also alerted DEM Enforcement so that they are aware of the situation and might have a proactive talk with the owner. Obviously Bullock Cove has a business to run, but the birds are protected while the nest is active (which it is). So the decision on how to proceed falls to the DEM.
I hope that everyone is finding the time to get out and monitor nests. Lots of activity this Spring!