Osprey Observation Deck

Osprey Observation Deck Cover

Fish, I love you and respect you very much. But I will kill you dead before this day ends. – Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

Here, Fishy, Fishy.

The Osprey Observation Deck celebrates these remarkable fisher-“men” native to North Carolina and the Lake Norman area. North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF) chapter volunteers in Mountain Island Lake, Lake Wylie, Lake Norman and Lake James help construct, deploy and monitor Osprey sites.  Metal nesting platforms are used on 30-foot poles deployed by barges. NCWF guidelines and standards will enable interested citizens to record data and document nesting success, migrating return/leave dates, chicks fledging, etc. To participate in a citizen science program observing Ospreys through the Center for Biodiversity at the College of William and Mary, follow this link.

Carolina Raptor Center participates in World Osprey Week every spring during Osprey migration season, encouraging schools and visitors to get involved in the activities each year.

Did you know that Ospreys are the only species in their whole Latin family? Learn more about Ospreys, in CRC’s Raptor Directory under Other Species.

Adopt an Osprey with a gift as low as $5/month. Click here to get started.

A Splash of Thanks from The Osprey

Dedicated to Sheila K. Younts, a bird lover and Osprey fanatic. Supported by volunteers at Piedmont Natural Gas.