The 2023 Nest Assignment List for this season has been posted. Please note that this is living document. It will be updated as we receive more information regarding which monitors are monitoring which nests. As you will see, we are waiting to hear about the coverage of numerous nests! Please check the Nest List and get back to us if your name is not associated with the correct nest(s)!
The Nest List has been posted on the www.riosprey.info website, in the Informational Resources section.
Thank you very much for your help with this important project. We look forward to hearing back from you.
We are looking for a reliable, experienced monitor for a rare and exclusive opportunity! If you are interested in monitoring the 6 or so nests behind the fence on the terminal property through the season, please contact me via the program email. I have been able to monitor the nests before and it is fun. Jon
We are experiencing a slight technical difficulty behind the scenes. Nothing major but it has delayed the process a wee bit. Fortunately, Jess and I will be meeting tomorrow so it should be resolved very soon! Thank you for your patience!
Hi monitors new and returning!
If you have not already done so, please send a list of the nest that you would like to monitor to email@example.com as soon as possible!!
This is very important and helps us see where we have gaps in coverage for the rest of the season.
Thank you in advance,
Warwick, May 2019 Photo by Claire G.
Greetings to all Osprey monitors for the 2023 season!
Our recent orientation session at the South Kingstown Land Trust barn was quite a success with 27 attendees, most of them new to the program. I have entered all the relevant contact information into the “submit data” database, so that everyone should be able to add data. If you cannot, please send me a note (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will correct the situation.
If you were unable to attend one of the training sessions, please fear not – just reach out to me. I will be adding some training documents to this site and will schedule a telephone walk-through with whomever needs one.
I am currently adding new nests into the nest database and the map. I am up to 9 nests with a few more to go… and its only April!! If you do submit a new nest, please add as much detail as possible regarding the location, directions, structure, and even a photo!
If you have not sent me the names of the nest that you want to monitor, please do so as soon as possible!!
Thank you all,
Please welcome Dr. Charles Clarkson and Lincoln Dark to the Osprey Monitoring program. Charles is the Director of Avian Research for Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Lincoln is the new manager of Caratunk Wildlife Refuge. I will be showing Lincoln the Osprey Monitoring program this season. Lincoln has already performed some research using the data that monitors (you!) have collected in previous years.
Thank you for making them feel welcome!
Hello New and Returning Monitors!
Welcome to the 2023 monitoring season!
If you have not already done so, please be sure to send me the names of the nests that you would like to monitor this season. It is very helpful if you list the name(s) out, and include the town. (Please do not just tell me “the same as last year” as then I have to cross reference against a second database, etc… )
Thank you very much!!
With help from Jess (thanks Jess!!) the database from 2022 has been refreshed for 2023. Please enter your initial observations, including nest status and contact me with any issues!! Jon
The Osprey Report for the 2022 season has been posted! Also posted were two additional documents displaying observation detail by nest for Rhode Island (RI) and Massachusetts (MA). All three documents have been posted in the Reports section.
If you spot an error or omission, please send the correct information to Jon at email@example.com. Please be sure to offer concise reasoning regarding the correction.
Many thanks to all the volunteers who make this program possible!