The OspreyCam is online!
Our camera now has a side view, top view and an audio feed. Click the play button below to view the osprey.
Nature Disclaimer: Ospreys are wild birds and anything can happen in the wild. You will see life and you might see death, but this is nature at its finest.
Three eggs have been laid as of April 23rd, hatching will occur late May. This winter we installed nest screens so that our osprey family has a little more protection from potential predators. We also document our pair’s progress on the Cowlitz PUD Osprey Cam Facebook page.
Download our free children’s guide and activities (PDF) built around Osprey Migration and Electrical Safety.
Expected Osprey Milestones for 2023
About Our Osprey Cam
Osprey love to nest on high structures near good fishing grounds, therefore tall power poles can look like a great place to build a nest. Their nests can cause power outages and fires when sticks interfere with electrical equipment.
This was the case in April 2000 when an osprey pair attempted to build a nest on Cowlitz PUD’s distribution pole. Our line crews deemed this a safety risk for the public and for the osprey, so we designed and built an alternate higher nesting platform, near the same pole where they originally tried to build a nest.
The ospreys accepted the alternate nesting platform and for 15 years, a pair has been returning to their summer home in Cowlitz County. We look forward to their arrival this spring and are excited to launch, a live video feed that will allow viewers to observe these wild birds in their natural environment.
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