Interested in joining a fun, long-standing, meaningful citizen science program?
The Rhode Island Osprey Monitoring program needs your help!
This program has been managed by Audubon Society of Rhode Island for the past ten years. Before that, the program was managed by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) since 1977. The program has what may be the longest run of observation data focused on Osprey. We need to keep this program, and the valuable data stream, up and running in 2021.
Osprey monitors observe their assigned nest once a week for approximately 30 minutes per visit. After making the field observation, monitors use the program’s website to submit their observational information. Training is provided (via a virtual training guide during COVID) and binoculars are required. The program includes a support network and is a great reason to get outside and explore nature! The program runs from March through August. At the end of the season a report that summarizes all of the observations is published for use by the public, scientists, students, industry and government policy makers.
If you would like to learn more or sign-up as a monitor, please send a note to Jon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 401-959-5454 x3201