The Osprey Cam is back online for 2017 as we await the return of ospreys to Chesapeake Beach, which should happen on or about St. Patrick's Day. Have patience -- the length of time before an image is displayed below is affected by many factors including, but not limited to, your Internet connection, viewing device, and the number of simultaneous viewers. Specific location details are offered below the list of suggested reference websites for osprey biology, life history, migration patterns etc. The camera system is powered by a solar array that recharges batteries. However, a series of cloudy days can and will interrupt power to the camera and stop the video feed.
(March 10, 2017): We are working on technical issues so please have patience if the video is offline...
Live Video from Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail Osprey Camera, 2017
Growing Up Osprey: Wildlife Reality TV Returns to Osprey Cam
2016 Observations from the Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail Osprey Cam
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center - Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) -- leaving site
Osprey - Chesapeake Bay Program -- leaving site
All About Ospreys -- leaving site
Osprey Watch - Center for Conservation Biology -- leaving site
Osprey - National Wildlife Federation -- leaving site
About Ospreys - Virginia Institute of Marine Science -- leaving site
USFWS Chesapeake Bay Field Office -- leaving site
Osprey Facts - US Fish & Wildlife Service -- leaving site
Osprey Cam Notes: This camera is located above and adjacent to an osprey nest platform that was erected during the Spring of 2014 by Chesapeake Beach Public Works personnel and volunteers. It is located generally due north of the Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail and is powered by a solar array.
This Osprey Nest Platform is located at 38°41'21.1"N 76°32'28.8"W near the Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail within the Town of Chesapeake Beach (MD) in Calvert County. The Trail for the mort part runs parallel to Fishing Creek about 1/2 mile upstream from the Creek mouth where it enters Chesapeake Bay proper.
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