Chesapeake Bay Field Office
Northeast Region

The osprey cam shuts down between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. to recharge batteries. If you are visiting this page between those hours, please come back after 8:00 a.m. to see what Frederick, Harriet, and the chicks are up to!

Ospreys have landed in Baltimore!

This pair of osprey didn’t care that it was snowing on the first day of spring. They were busy building their nest! As part of the Masonville Cove Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership, residents and students can watch these birds as they make their nest, lay eggs and rear their young. Even though many people may see these birds from afar, this wildlife camera provides an opportunity to watch and study the birds’ behavior without disturbing them. Later this summer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists will tag the birds with electronic monitors so their movements can be tracked as they migrate south to wintering grounds and then back to Baltimore next spring! Special thanks goes out to Maryland Port Administration for funding the Osprey Cam and other partners including: the Maryland Environmental Service, National Aquarium, Living Classrooms, and Patuxent Research Refuge for support of this project!

Last updated: July 6, 2015
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