The Chesapeake Bay area is rich with resources to support growing wildlife populations. One of these is the beautiful Osprey, also known as a Fish Hawk. One of the bird species that is seen throughout the world, the Chesapeake Bay holds the highest numbers of Osprey in a concentrated area.
With this abundance of Osprey, it was only a matter of time that technology catches up with them, and there are now several live Webcams online that you can get up close and personal with these Osprey and watch them as they go about their daily lives.
Migrating south in the winter, Osprey reappear on the Chesapeake bay mid-March and being nest building and setting eggs with hatching occurring late May / early June.
Below are weblinks for three of these live webcams that you can enjoy.
SEVERNA PARK OSPREY WEBCAM
Severna Park, Maryland
Located at Severna Park High School in Severna Park, MD, the Severna Park Osprey Cam is made possible by the Friends of Severn River Watershed and Wildlife in conjunction with HDOnTap, BGE, Comcast Business, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Severna Park High School and the Chesapeake Audubon Society. (Source: http://hdontap.com/index.php/video/stream/severna-park-osprey)
CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION WEBCAM
Hello osprey fans! Welcome to our inaugural nest cam. This newly built penthouse overlooking our Merrill Center headquarters and the beautiful Bay has attracted a young osprey couple to take up residence.
Every spring, these quintessential Chesapeake birds travel thousands of miles to return to the same nests, where they reunite with their mate, breed, and fish for menhaden. Often called the “osprey garden,” the Chesapeake Bay has the most concentrated population of osprey in the world! (Source: http://www.cbf.org/ospreycam)
THE CHESAPEAKE BAY CONSERVANCY
“Tom & Audrey” Kent Island, Maryland
Watch our osprey webcam to see our favorite resident osprey, Tom and Audrey, as they return from their journey, build their nest, raise their chicks, and go about their daily lives. Osprey are great indicators for how well we are doing at protecting the Chesapeake Bay. (Source: http://www.chesapeakeconservancy.org/wildlife-webcams)