Monitor Training Sessions: Starting in February

Photo by Maura B., White Rock Rd, Westerly, April 2019

Hi everyone!

We cannot believe that it is time for Osprey Monitor training already!  We are very excited, but without much of a winter to date it seems like just yesterday we were all standing around tall poles with our binoculars pointed skyward!

For those folks who are new to the program, since 1977, the Osprey Monitoring program has carefully tracked the Osprey population in Rhode Island and parts of Massachusetts as it recovered from the detrimental effects of pesticides. Attend this free two-hour training session to learn about the program and how to become a monitor. Attendees should be over 18, have binoculars or a spotting scope and have access to a computer.

All NEW monitors are required to attend a training session before joining the program.  Returning monitors are encouraged (but not required) to attend a training session.

Training Session Dates, Times and Locations:

RSVPs requested but not required.  Please respond to Jon at

Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; February 2, 2020; 12:00-3:00 pm. 

Audubon Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk, MA; February 9, 2020; 12:00-3:00 pm. 

URI’s East Farm, 14 East Farm Rd, Kingston, Rhode Island; February 23, 2020; 1:00-3:00 pm. 

We look forward to seeing you all at one of the training sessions and catching up.   We will be distributing the 2019 Osprey Monitoring Report at the sessions.

See you soon,

Jess, Gary and Jon



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