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Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan :: Healthy Bay, Healthy Community

Ospreys/Eagles


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The Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan is looking for citizen scientists to help locate and monitor Ospreys/Eagles and/or their nests around the Bay of Quinte. The goal is to establish a long-term monitoring program to ensure the Osprey/Eagle populations remain healthy and abundant.

Citizen scientists are being asked to use their Smartphones to capture details about Ospreys/Eagles that include: arrival date, nest location, whether the nest is active or not, the number of fledglings and departure date for the fall migration. It’s a simple process.

All you need to do is - take a photo with your Smartphone at the nest site, make sure your location setting are on, then add details like: whether the nest is active or not, number of adult birds, number of fledglings, and the arrival and departure dates if you know them.  Send the photo and info in an email to - osprey@bqrap.ca

The nest location will be added to the map below and the photos will be posted on the web site.

As the season progresses and the fledglings become big enough to see in the nest, take more photos and email them in. Family shots are always fantastic!


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Community Wildlife Monitoring Program 

Pied-billed_Grebe-web.jpgBy participating in Community Wildlife Monitoring Program you are helping in the rehabilitation and long-term protection of the Bay’s overall ecosystem. As wetland birds and frogs are good indicators of environmental health.

There are two programs, you can choose one or do both, Frogwatch Ontario is a good entry level program and great for the kids due to its simplicity. The Marsh Monitoring Program is more extensive and includes both birds and frogs..

You will receive training and support through the Community Wildlife Monitoring Program. For more information contact Terry Sprague, Community Wildlife Monitoring Coordinator at tsprague@xplornet.com or 613-848-4549 or the Bay of Quinte RAP at 613-394-3915 ext 214.

Download the Community Wildlife Monitoring brochure here...