Osprey Cam

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.

Osprey News

Our 2020 season is in full swing! All three eggs have hatched so make sure to tune into our live camera.

We also document our pair’s progress on the Cowlitz PUD Osprey Cam Facebook page.

Expected Osprey Milestones for 2020

 

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.

If you have any questions please email us at ospreycam@cowlitzpud.org.