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South America in Your Backyard: The Osprey Returns

Osprey & Chick On Nest Photograph by Henry Walters

Osprey & Chick On Nest
Photograph by Henry Walters

What's your closest link to the Amazon basin of Brazil? The Rio Cunaviche in Venezuela? It may be the splendid birds of prey nesting on your own New Hampshire lakes: the ospreys. Iain MacLeod, Executive Director of the Science Center, will introduce us to a live osprey and explain his Project OspreyTrack, an exciting study that uses tiny, solar-powered satellite transmitters to follow individual birds' migration patterns. How they get to South America and back, and where they stop along the way, is a gripping story you don't want to miss! We'll also explore the Science Center grounds, meeting other native birds and mammals housed here, and we'll take a hike along the Ecotone Trail, listening for the latest songbird migrants. Bring a bag lunch and good footwear. Cost for this event, including the day's admission to the Science Center, has been generously reduced to $5 for Harriers' members, and $7 for accompanying adults. For more information, contact YBC Coordinator Henry Walters at

Earlier Event: May 4
Herricks Cove Wildlife Festival
Later Event: May 31
Birding by Canoe