Conservation in Action

“Mr. Gergardt, along with Butch Lombardi of the Warren Conservation Commission and a group of volunteers, built a new osprey platform in the woods of the Audubon Society”- See more at: EastBayRI.com
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A good excuse to visit Block Island

From Mark Emmanuelle:

An osprey has returned on block island! he/she arrived on friday, march 14th at the power station site.  The second osprey showed up on block island on Sunday, March 25th! The pair is currently improving the nest and getting ready for the storm.

 

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Ospreys ready for snow…

So we have reports of Ospreys in the following areas, but you have to feel bad for them, they are coming in just in time for a snow storm.

Mary Jane Burgess- Great Island Escape Road 3/22/14

Jack Kelly-A pair at Toppa Field on 3/23/14

Paul Sanroma- Mill Cove/Pond 3/24/14

 

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Welcome Back

Welcome to the 2014 breeding season. We have reports of Ospreys returning to Rhode Island. On March 16, Bob Weaver reported to Polly Pie an Osprey flying over the Norman Bird Sanctuary with a yellow perch in talons. I’ve included the photo taken by Bob Weaver from the original Polly Pie notice.

Osprey over Norman Bird Sanctuary with a yellow perch. Photo by Bob Weaver

Osprey over Norman Bird Sanctuary with a yellow perch. Photo by Bob Weaver

We have added a few new items to the website. The menu bar above now includes two new links, one for contacting us and one for reporting new nest sites. When reporting new nest sites, just fill out the form, and if we have questions we will contact you. Also, we have updated the Osprey nest site map on the right. We are using a new interactive map program to visualize the nest sites on the web. Either use the smaller map on this page or click the two arrows within the smaller map to expand full screen. Click on any point to see the information on a particular nest site. You can still download the nest sites to Google Earth if you prefer. Please feel free to report on a nest site if you see Ospreys, you do not have to wait until April. If you would like to get involved and monitor a nest, please contact us. Until next time, Happy Birding.

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Two Great Articles

The Osprey Monitoring Program has generated some local buzz. Please check out these two great articles on the project, one in the East Bay Newspaper and the other in the Providence Business News

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