Osprey At A Glance
APPEARANCE: Ospreys are raptors with dark brown and white feathers and a white stomach.
SIZE: Ospreys weigh two-and-a-half to four-and-a-half pounds and their wingspan can reach five to six feet.
DIET: Fish make up almost 99 percent of the osprey's diet.
INTERESTING FACT: The osprey is one of the most widespread birds of prey and can be found on every continent except Antarctica.
SOURCE: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Osprey Tracking Project
CBF's Osprey Tracking Project allows students and teachers to track three ospreys, one living on Virginia's Port Isobel Island and two on Holly Beach Farm in Maryland, from their home and classroom computers. The page includes lesson plans for teachers and puzzles, projects, and more for students, as well as a link to video of the tagging process. Learn More
Osprey Feel the Heat
Ospreys are powerful fliers and migrate to South America for the winter. Is climate change affecting their patterns? Find out in this article from CBF's flagship magazine, Save the Bay. READ NOW
Moving Day for the Osprey
Find out about "moving day" for one osprey pair at the Philip Merrill Environmental Center and see what else is up with our feathered friends on the Chesapeake Bay Foundation blog. CHECK IT OUT
More About Ospreys
March 21, 2019
True to form, March 2019 came in like a lion this year.
July 19, 2018
We have a new addition to the CBF family in the form of a baby osprey hatched on July 2, 2018, and viewable on our osprey cam!
March 27, 2018
There are few places like Fones Cliffs left in the Bay watershed.
March 31, 2016
A recently arrived, misguided osprey has chosen the top of a live electrical pole at our headquarters to build his nest. But rather than risk the lives of the osprey and his future young (not to mention a power outage), BGE is building a new pole and platform dedicated solely to the osprey and his future family.