The OspreyCam is back online!
This year we have added another camera capturing our osprey from another point of view. This camera also has audio feed, giving it a more personal touch. Use the links below to visit our YouTube channel 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.
We are so excited to announce that our OspreyCam is live again! It took a little longer this season as we upgraded to add a second camera with a different view and you now have audio thanks to our partner, Last Mile Gear!
You will also notice a new aluminum platform, this was absolutely necessary to upgrade the platform as the plywood was rotting and crumbling away. The osprey have taken to the new platform and seem to enjoy the new perches as well.
Again, we apologize in the delay but we are so excited for the second camera and microphone we hope you enjoy it as much as we think you will!!
We also document our pair’s progress on the Cowlitz PUD Osprey Cam Facebook page.
— Last Mile Gear & Cowlitz PUD
Expected Osprey Milestones for 2019
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, in partnership with Last Mile Gear, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.