Citizen Osprey Monitoring Project (COMP)
Two orientations will be offered. Volunteers only need to attend one.
Saturday, March 7, 2015 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge auditorium
2591 Whitehall Neck Rd.
Smyrna, DE 19977
Directions to Bombay Hook NWR
Sunday, March 8, 2015 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge auditorium
11978 Turkle Pond Rd.
Milton, DE 19968
Directions to Prime Hook NWR
Description: In recent years, Delaware has seen a rise in osprey nesting pairs. This species has come a long way from earlier declines and are making a comeback. With new nests being built every year, your help is needed to monitor osprey nests throughout the state. This information could not be collected each year without the help of volunteers! Volunteers are asked to observe nests at least every other week. Information collected by volunteers ranges from nest building in mid-March to departure of adults and juveniles in late summer. Volunteers will also be asked to note key milestones throughout the season.
Requirements: This is a great family project. A licensed motorized vehicle and a valid driver's license (or co-monitor with a valid driver's license) is required if your nest is not near your home. All persons under the age of 18 must provide a signed parental consent form.
Contact: Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information or to register for an orientation, contact Vickie Henderson at 302-735-8657 or Vickie.firstname.lastname@example.org.