New Monitors – Nest Assignment Process

Hi new monitors!

Thank you very much for your interest in supporting Audubon’s RI Osprey Monitoring Program.   This program is volunteer-based and would not survive without your support.

If you have not yet attended one of our training sessions, please do so.  Attendance at one session is required to join the program.   A list of the upcoming dates and sites is below.

Since you will be spending 30+ hours this summer observing a nest, many people are very particular about which nest(s) they want to monitor.  We understand that you may be interested in a specific nest or geographic area and will do our best to meet your interest.

Following is an outline of the nest assignment process for 2019:

  1. Returning monitors can “claim” their nest from last year by emailing me by 3/15.
  2. New monitors – please attend one training session (see below for dates and times)
  3. A list of “open” nests will be posted and sent to monitors on 3/18.  The deadline for submission is 3/25.  Please request a nest by emailing Jon at  First-come basis. Please include “Nest Choice” in the subject line.
  4. Final nest assignments will be circulated by 4/1.

If you have any questions please feel free to send me a note at

Thank you again!






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Attn. Returning Monitors: Nest Assignments for 2019

Hi Returning Monitors!

Returning Monitotrs, if you monitored a nest in 2018 please send me an email indicating which nest(s) you would like to monitor in 2019 before March 15th.  Be sure to include your name, phone # and email address, as well as the name and town in which the nest is located.   Doing this will reserve you as one of the two monitors for that nest.

On March 18 a list of nests still requiring a monitor will be posted and circulated.  New monitors will be able to choose any of the listed nests on a first-come basis.

March 25 is the deadline for new monitors to submit their nest choices to  Please put “Nest Choice” in the subject line.

Final nest assignments will be distributed by April 1st.

Please note that in 2019 each nest will have two official monitors of record.  Some nests may have more unofficial monitors.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at

Photo by Luis Mendes

See you on the trails,





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FREE Osprey Monitor Training Sessions for 2019

Hi everyone!

The training sessions for the 2019 season are just around the corner.  We encourage all returning and prospective monitors to attend a session.  Please note that all new monitors are required to attend a session.  Each session covers Osprey natural history, tips for observing Osprey and Audubon’s RI Osprey Monitoring program.

Following is a list of the sessions:

  • Sunday 2/24 Audubon’s Caratunk Wildlife Refuge in Seekonk, MA 1-3:00pm
  • Tuesday 2/26 Audubon’s Nature Center and Aquarium in Bristol, RI  6-8:00pm
  • Sunday 3/3 Audubon’s Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge in Smithfield, RI 1-3:00pm
  • Sunday 3/10 F&W Kettle Pond Visitor Center in Charelstown, RI 1-3:00pm

Please register at and be sure to bring a pen and paper.  If you are unable to register feel free to stop by at the session nearest you.

I look forward to seeing everyone soon!



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Osprey Luncheon

Hi everyone!

Due to unforseen circumstances the Osprey luncheon scheduled for September 23rd is being?? postponed.?? Once I have a new date I will post it and send out an email.

Thank you for your understanding.



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Thank You!

Thank you to everyone for posting their observations!?? And a special thank you to everyone who pitched in to make observations at the sites listed as unknown following the June tally of observations.?? It is great to see everyone pull together to make those observations!

Please keep them coming!?? ??Several nests remain in the unknown category.?? Freel free to post your observation on the web and send me a note to update me.

If you have not visited “your” nest lately, or posted your observations, now is the time to do so.?? Many of the chicks are flying, meaning it will be dificult to know for sure which nest they came from!

Corrections and reminders – please keep nagging me to update new nests, correct email addresses, updatge the map, etc…?? ??Just send your notes directly to my email address.

Photos – I have received very few photos this year.?? So feel free to send me your choice photos for posting and bragging rights!

And be sure to keep September 23rd clear for the Osprey Party at Caratunk Wildlife Refuge.

Keep up the great work, and thank you all so much for supporting Osprey in RI (and parts of MA!)










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Observation Summary April – June 2018

Hi everyone!

I have posted a link to a table which contains a summary of your observations from April through June of this year.?? ??The link may be found in the Informational Resources section.?? The table also shows the numerous nests for which we do not have any observations (aka unknown).?? As I mentioned in a previous post, if anyone is able to scoot by one of the nests and submit an update via the website it would be great!!

Cheers,?? Jon



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Osprey Monitor Luncheon: Save the Date!

Hi everyone!

For several years fellow monitors have suggested that I host a pot-luck luncheon for Osprey Monitors so that we may meet each other, celebrate our successful program, swap stories and have a fun lunch.?? Given my new posting at Audubon’s Caratunk Wildlife Refuge in Seekonk, Massachusetts we now have access to a great place to hold a luncheon!

So please put September 23rd from 11:30-1:30 on your calendar.?? ??I will send out another note with details and a request for people to bring a dish to pass.



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Mid-Summer Check-In

Happy July! The heat has certainly made it difficult to get motivated to slog out to the Osprey nests and try to see any little heards poking out! So thank you for persevering to make your weekly visits and submitting your observations.

Following is a summary of the observations made from April through June of this year. Any observations entered after the 3rd of July have not been included in this summary. Please note that I am sending a letter with an attached detailed summary out to everyone on the Osprey contact list. If you do not receieve the letter by the end of the week please contact me at with your contact information.

I also plan to provide a link to the detailed summary on this page later this week.

After reviewing the summary of observations you will note that we have a great deal of nests (97) that have not had any observations submitted. If you are interested in checking on any of these nests please check back in a couple of days for the detailed list of nests and their respective status.

Happy Summer!

Jon Scoones

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Username to Submit Data

Hi everyone!

I believe I have entered everyone’s usernames (email addresses) into the system, thereby allowing you to click on the “submit data” tab and enter your observations.?? ??When prompted just enter the email address that you provided to me.

If you are unable to gain access, just email me a quick note ( and I will make sure the email address is correct.?? I had trouble reading a few of the addresses, and my typing skills are not up to snuff.

Thank you again for your help with this important project!



Jon Scoones





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2018 Nest Assignments

Hello Fellow Osprey Monitors!

Following are the initial nest assignments for the 2018 season.?? I say initial because this is always a work in progress.?? Please consider the following before you skip down to find your nest(s)


  1. I have not heard back from everyone, so there are quite a few nests that still need a monitor.????Please consider emailing me to cover a nest that needs a monitor.?? As always, the early bird gets the fish.
  2. Some of the data (town, status, etc..) may not be correct.?? We look to you to help us make sure the data is correct for the start of the season.
  3. If your name is not on the list please email me directly ASAP so that I may assgn you a nest.?? Likewise, if you want a change in your assignment, please email me ASAP.
  4. There is no priority or rank associated with Monitor 1 versus Monitor 2.
  5. The list is sorted by City.?? Please check the entire list for your name.?? You may have been assigned multiple nests.?? Be sure to check both columns (Monitor 1 and 2).
  6. Recording Observations:?? On Sunday April 8th I will enter all the new monitors’ usernames into the system so that you may record your observations.?? Please feel free to email me with any problems after the 8th.

Thank you all for your patience as we head into the season!?? I look forward to reading your observations and seeng you on the trails.?? Please remember to visit this site every weeek and submit your observations the same week.?? ??Since I subtotal the observations each month any delay in entering your observations changes the data and creates a bit of exta work.?? So thank you in advance for entering your observations the same week.

Jon Scoones


Nest_Name City Platform Status Monitor1 Monitor2
Alcatraz Nest Historic
Prospect Road
Quicksand North (Private)
Switch Fullerton
Prospect Ave Fish Co Active
100 Acre Cove (Cove Ave) Barrington active Austin, J&D Boles
100 Acre Cove (Isl) Barrington Active Lombardi Sarli
100 Acre Tongue S Barrington active Sarli Lombardi
131 Adam’s Point Road Barrington Historic – Blocked Fuchs
Adam’s Pt. Barrington Gone Califano Mendes
Allins Cove East Barrington Historic Betcher/Bourcier
Allins Cove W Barrington Active Winsor Betcher/Bourcier
Barneyville Rd Barrington active Lombardi
Barrington H.S. Barrington active Sarli Betcher/Boircier
Barrington YMCA Barrington active Sarli Nature Group
Bourne Lane Barrington active Fuchs
Brickyard Pond Barrington active Sarli Leblanc / Nature Group
Brickyard Pond 2 Barrington inactive Sarli Nature Group
Cranesbill Barrington Ins. Data Gelineau-
George St./Nockum Hill Barrington active Gerhardt Gelineau
Johannis Farm Midway Barrington active Lombardi Poirier
Johannis Farm N Barrington active Lombardi Poirier
Johannis Farm S Barrington active Lombardi Poirier
Johannis North Tree Nest Barrington Active Lombardi Poirier
Little Mussachuck Creek 1 Barrington active Gerhardt Staples
Little Mussachuck Creek 2 Barrington active Gerhardt Staples
Nagtegaal Nest Barrington gone
Osamequin Barrington active Sarli Gelineau / McMullen
Palmer River (Silviera) Barrington active Lombardi
Rumstick Pt. Barrington active Califano
Smith’s Cove Barrington active Fuchs Califano
Sowams Tree Nest Barrington active Lombardi
WPRO Radio Tower Barrington active Gerhardt
Block Island Power Block Island Active Gaffett
Audubon EEC Bristol Active Cunha Brudevold
Audubon EEC Tree Platform Bristol Inactive Brudevold
Bristol Transfer Station Bristol active Mendes
Mill Cove Bristol active Sanrom?? Williamson
Mill Gut Bristol active Mendes Sarli
Mill Gut Tree Nest Bristol active Mendes
Mount Hope HS Bristol Active Mendes
Musselbed Shoals Light Bristol active Poe
Peter Road Cell Tower Bristol active Mendes
Poppasquash Point Bristol Active Mendes
Siembab Nest Bristol active Lombardi
Silver Creek Thomas Park Bristol Historic Gerhardt
Tupelo Street Cell Tower Bristol active Mendes
Burdickville East Charlestown inactive Valiquette
Burdickville West Charlestown active Valiquette
Burdickville Westest Charlestown Historic
Quonochontaug Pond Charlestown Active Perry, E
Rt. 2 & Rt. 112 Charlestown active SilviaT
Shumankunuc Rd. Charlestown Historic Cole
West Pond Charlestown active Perry, E
Center of New England BJ’s Coventry Active Waterman
Waterman Hill Coventry Historic
Bold Point 2 E. Providence
Marnoch Drive Tree Nest E. Providence Active Gerhardt
Mobil Tank Farm 2 E. Providence
Mobil Tank Farm 4 E. Providence
American Legion Post East Greenwich active Saunders
Spink’s Nest Beach East Greenwich Historic Eubank
Uncle Bob’s Self Storage East Greenwich active Pratt
Bold Point East Providence active Hesser Heatherton
Bucklin Hill East Providence active Fish
Bucklin Hill #3 aka Charleton Ave East Providence Active Gallagher
Bucklin Hill North East Providence active Fish
Bucklin Point East Providence active Fish
Catamore Blvd. East Providence active Furtado Wood
East Bay Manor East Providence Historic
Hasbro East Providence active Whatley, J / Pelletier Nassoit
Marnoch Drive East Providence active Gerhardt
Mink Road East Providence active Furtado Paquette
Mobil Tank Farm 1 East Providence
Mobil Tank Farm 3 East Providence
Omega Pond East Providence active Nassoit/Hall Yang
Ladd School / Exeter Job Corp Center Exeter Historic
Metcalf Marsh Exeter active
Dow Memorial Field Hopkinton Ins Data Silvia Duval
Hopkinton ACO/DPW Hopkinton Active Silvia
Narragansett Way N Hopkinton Historic
Narragansett Way S Hopkinton Historic
Potter Hill East Hopkinton
Potter Hill West Hopkinton
Potter Hill Wester Hopkinton active Anderson, D
Tomaquag Hopkinton active Silvia T
Wood River Golf Course Hole 4 /5 Hopkinton active Duval
Beavertail Jamestown Active Bergeron Erikson
Dutch Island Lighthouse Jamestown Active
Fort Getty Road Jamestown Erikson Bergeron
Fox Hill Farm Jamestown active Bergeron Erikson
Jamestown South Pond Jamestown active
Lawn Ave. School Jamestown Active
Marsh Meadows Jamestown Active Bergeron Waterman
Neale Farm Jamestown active Macomber
North Bayview Dr. Jamestown inactive Osojnicki
O???Farrell Farm Jamestown Active Tornatore
Palmieri Property Jamestown gone
Petrie Property Jamestown inactive
Petrie Property 2 Jamestown Historic
Valley Falls Pond Lincoln Historic
Goose Wing Beach Little Compton inactive
Haeffenreffer 1 Little Compton active Costa
Round Pond Little Compton inactive Costa Costa
Watch House Pond Little Compton Costa
Coddington Cove Middletown active McMullen Weiss
Allen Harbor Marina N. Kingstown gone Carlson Eubank
Allen’s Harbor Marina Quonset N. Kingstown
Paul Masse Dealership N. Kingstown active Tornatore Hedberg
Quaker Lane Bait & Tackle N. Kingstown Waterman Brady, M
Salt Water Farms, Davisville N. Kingstown Eubank Russo, S
Wastewater Treatment WEST Naragansett active Brouilette
267 Sand Hill Cove Road Narragansett Wrona, B
40 Barnacle Dr. Narragansett active Carlson Burgess
BI Ferry Parking Lot Narragansett Historic
Canonchet Farm Narragansett active Dibble Sherman
Christofaro Park Narragansett active Fulton Bishop
Christofaro Park 2 Narragansett Inactive Fulton Bishop
Galilee Bird Sanctuary Narragansett active Burgess Carlson
Galilee Escape Rd. Narragansett active Burgess Carlson /David Briggs
Indian Rock Rd. Narragansett Active Dibble Fulton / Johnson
Lake Canonchet Narragansett inactive Arakelian Hedberg
Long Cove Narragansett inactive MacLennan
Marine Drive Narragansett Historic
Narragansett Elem. School Narragansett active Biddle Aralekian
Narragansett Sand and Salt Narragansett Active Carlson Saunders
Narrow River Mouth Narragansett active Sherman Wood
Pt. Judith Sunnybrook Farm Narragansett active Tassone MacLennan
Salt Pond Plaza Narragansett Silvia, S Gordons
South County Hospital Narragansett active Browning Gordons
Sprague Bridge Narragansett
Sprague Park Narragansett active Biddle Arakelian
Wastewater Treatment Facility Narragansett active Brouillette
Freebody Park Newport Anderson Weiss
Gooseberry Beach Newport Macomber
Gooseneck Cove Newport Brouillette
Hazard Marsh Newport inactive Macomber
Navy Yard N Newport
Navy Yard S Newport
Bailey Rd. North Kingstown Historic Eubank
Mainsail Drive North Kingstown Historic Carlson
McGinn Park North Kingstown Waterman
North Kingstown Dog Pound North Kingstown active Walsh, Darlene Hedberg
North Kingstown High School North North Kingstown Carlson Waterman
North Kingstown High School South North Kingstown Carlson Waterman
Northrup Road North Kingstown Active Eubank Carlson
Old Baptist Rd North Kingstown
Pendar Rd. North Kingstown active Saunders Russo, S
Quonset – Allen’s Harbor North Kingstown Gone Brockway Eubank
Rabbit Island, Wickford North Kingstown gone
Ryan Park North Kingstown active Waterman Brady, M
Snuff Mill Rd. & Rt. 1A North Kingstown active
Wilson Park NK North Kingstown active Eubank Russo, S
Max Read Field Pawtucket active Lewis
Almy Thurston Portsmouth Slabicky
Bay Point Inn/DPW Cell Tower Portsmouth active Poe Macomber
Bristol Harbor Rock Portsmouth active Mendes
Carr Point Left Field Portsmouth inactive Peppercorn Hall
Carr Point Right Field Portsmouth active Peppercorn Hall
Hog Island Portsmouth active Mendes
Jepson Rd. Substation 1 Portsmouth Gone VanSteeden
Jepson Rd. Substation 2 Portsmouth Gone VanSteeden
Melville Portsmouth active Peppercorn
Portsmouth Cement Company Portsmouth macomber Glazer/Egan
Portsmouth Fire Department Portsmouth active Peppercorn Walsh
Spectacle Island Portsmouth Active Glazer/Egan
Town Pond 1 Portsmouth active Poe Hall
Town Pond 2 Portsmouth active Hall Marcoux
Town Pond 3 Portsmouth gone Hall
5 Shipyard St Providence
Autopart International Broad Street Providence Active
Johnson & Wales Greenway Providence inactive O’Connor
Port of Providence Providence active O’Connor
Roger Williams Park Providence inactive O’Connor
Barrington Yacht Club Prudence Isle Prudence Island Active Weber Weber
Calf Pasture (Prudence Island) Prudence Island Historic Weber Weber
Coggeshell Cove Prudence Isle Prudence Island active Weber Weber
Gull Point Prudence Isle Prudence Island active Weber
Nags Creek N Prudence Island active Weber
Nags Creek S Prudence Island active Weber
Potter’s?? Cove Prudence Isle Prudence Island active Weber
Sheep’s Pen Cove Prudence Isle Prudence Island Historic Weber Weber
Beaver River/Rt. 138 Richmond Active Silvia T
Buttonwoods Rd. Richmond active Blott Duval
RPE Waste Services Cell Tower Richmond SilviaT
Rt. 95 /Old Switch Rd. Richmond active SilviaT Duval
Super 8 Motel Richmond Fullerton Gebhardt
Camp Fuller S. Kingstown Ins. Data Tylawsky
Great Swamp 1A S. Kingstown Kotecki
Great Swamp 1B S. Kingstown Kotecki
Potter’s Pond East S. Kingstown Tornatore
Pt Judith Pond Smelt Brook S. Kingstown
Clayville Scituate Historic
Leavitt / Runnins Road Seekonk Furtado Paquette
130 Sand Hill Cove South Kingstown Historic Burgess
86 Harbor Island Drive South Kingstown active Chronley Bishop
Billington Cove South Kingstown active Dibble Sherman
Broad Rock Athletic Field South Kingstown Historic Flately
Buttonwood Pt South Kingstown active Stout Tylawsky
Factory Pond South Kingstown Active Sullivan Watts
Great Swamp IMP #1 (Water) South Kingstown Kotecki
Great Swamp IMP #2 (Water) South Kingstown active Kotecki
Great Swamp IMP #3 (Water) South Kingstown active Kotecki
Great Swamp IMP #4 (Water) South Kingstown Not active Kotecki
Great Swamp IMP #5 (South) South Kingstown active Kotecki
Great Swamp IMP #6 (South) South Kingstown active Kotecki
Great Swamp IMP #7 South Kingstown inactive Kotecki
Great Swamp IMP #8 South Kingstown gone Kotecki
Great Swamp Range South Kingstown gone Kotecki
Great Swamp Substation South Kingstown active Kotecki
Jerusalem Lab South Kingstown active Tornatore DeAngelis
Narrow River Gooseberry Isl. South Kingstown
Old Mountain Field South Kingstown active Jones D Backman
Pettaquamscutt Cove West South Kingstown
Point Judith Pond Smelt Brook South Kingstown Brouillette
Pond St. South Kingstown active MacLennan Boyce / Johnson?
Potter Cove, SK South Kingstown
Potter’s Pond South Kingstown active Tornatore Case. M
Ram Pt. Marina South Kingstown Active Brouillette Browning
Rose Hill South Kingstown active Tornatore
Shannock Rd South Kingstown inactive
Succotash Water Tower South Kingstown active Tornatore
Theatre by the Sea South Kingstown Brouillette
Trustom Pond Osprey Point South Kingstown active Sullivan Watts Dehm, T
Trustom Pond Otter Point South Kingstown active Sullivan Watts Dehm, T
Turner Cove 1 South Kingstown gone Brouillette
Turner Cove 2 South Kingstown active Brouillette
Merriman’s Pond #3 Swansea active Lombardi
Merriman’s Pond 2 Swansea active
Fogland Marsh Tiverton
Ruecker Refuge Tiverton Walsh Poe
Tiverton Land Fill Tiverton Historic
American Welding W. Greenwich Fullerton Landon
Liberty Lane W. Greenwich Historic
W. Warwick Civic Center W. Warwick Waterman
47 Serpentine Road Warren Sarli Benevides
Belcher Cove Middle Warren active Lombardi
Belcher Cove N Warren active Lombardi Larrivee
Brown St. Warren Historic
Cell Tower Near FedEx Warren active Lombardi Williamson S
Charley’s Platform Warren Historic
Fatima High School Warren active
First Student Nest Warren active Williamson
Jacob’s Point Warren active Brudevold Treacy
Jamiel’s Park Light Tower Warren Active Sarli Benevides
Kickemuit Middle School Warren active Larivee
Market St. Land Nest Warren active Lombardi
Palmer River Tree Nest Warren active Lombardi
Swansea Bachelor Pad Warren Active Lombardi
Swansea Golf Club N Warren active Lombardi Lombardi
Swansea Golf Club S Warren active Lombardi Lombardi
Veteran’s Field Nest Warren active
Warren River Green Marker II Warren active Mendes Brudevold
Wujick Farm Nest Warren active Cuna
123 Ocean State Drive Warwick active Jones Brockway
Brown Point Warwick (Private) Warwick Gruneberg
CCRI Warwick active Carlson Jones L / Jean Whatley
Dogpatch Beach Warwick active Brockway
Gaspee Point (Private) Warwick Gruneberg
Mickey Stevens Warwick active Leslie Whatley, J
Pawtuxet River-Electronics Drive Warwick Ins. Data Gruneberg
Rocky Hill School Warwick Inactive Saunders Leslie
Sleepy Hollow Farm Warwick Saunders Tom Whatley
Warwick Police Dept. Warwick Tom Whatley
Washington Trust Bank Warwick active Jean Whatley Claire Gruneberg
Big River Mgt. Area West Greenwich Historic Landon Scales
Bucci Insurance West Warwick active Carlson Waterman
Cove Road Winnapaug Westerley Ins. Data Perry
Avondale Westerly active DeCicco Anderson, D
Breen Road Island Westerly active DeCicco Turano
Maschaug Pond Westerly gone Turano Anderson
Misquamicut West Westerly active David Anderson DiCecco
Napatree Pt. W Westerly Inactive DeAngelis
Pee Wee Football Westerly Inactive Anderson, D.
Rt. 78 & Rt. 91 Westerly inactive
Tom Harvey Rd. Westerly inactive Anderson, D. Mansell C.
Westerly Police Westerly Active Anderson, D
White Rock Rd. Westerly active Anderson, D Bonafede
Winnapaug Westerly active Perry, E
Winnapaug Breach Dr. Westerly gone Bonafede
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