First off, Osprey have been sighted in RI !!?? ?? The first two people who send me a clear picture of an Osprey in RI get a free t-shirt.?? ??Typically this competition is over by April 1st – so no need to keep sending pics after that date!
Returning monitors: Please keep those emails coming with the nests you would like to cover in 2018.?? We have had several folks retire, so there will be some opwenings.?? I will announce them byApril 1st.
Clarification: I am delighted to still be managing the RI Osprey Monitoring program.?? Although my new position is Manager at Audubon’s Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, I am still the go-to guy for the Osprey program!?? ??The centralized volunteer program I used to direct is now being managed on a local level as needed by each different wildlife refuge.
The Osprey Report for 2017 has been posted on the website.?? Please email me back with any corrections or questions.?? And please remember that this Report is a product of
YOUR efforts throughout the season!?? Many thanks.
Interns: Lily (whom you have also heard from) is a fantastic college intern who has been helping to organize the program for this Spring.?? ??Kalya is post-college intern who has been creating new maps for our use.?? You should see them on the website in a couple of weeks.
Training Sessions:?? If you have already attended a sessiojn in the past you do not have to attend another one – but we are always happy to see you and catch up!
Please stay in touch, and I look forward to seeing many of you at the training sessions.