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Cape Cod Osprey Project

Main Project Information
Goal Map and track Osprey nests on Cape Cod
Task Monitor nesting behaviour or find new nests!
Where anywhere

The Cape Cod Osprey project seeks to map and track all of the Osprey nests on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Since 2008 we have mapped over 220 nest locations, many more than were thought to exist on the Cape. Using our network of volunteers we have collected productivity data (number of chicks fledged/pair) on up to 140 nests. We are looking for volunteers to help monitor nesting behavior of ospreys and help us map new nest locations.

How to Join

We provide data sheets and instructions. Just contact Mark Faherty ( or Ian Ives ( for more information.

Required Gear

Binoculars. A scope is helpful but not required.

Ideal Age Group Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity At the beach, In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes
Tags in oceans, lakes, ocean, rivers, streams
Project Updated 04/21/2017