Life Sciences: Help track osprey

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Osprey along the James River in the Chesapeake Bay. Photo by John DiGiorgio.

Osprey along the James River in the Chesapeake Bay. Photo by John DiGiorgio.

During the next few weeks, bird watchers throughout the northern hemisphere will welcome osprey as they return to their breeding grounds. This greeting is an annual ritual that for many marks both the arrival of spring and the hope for a productive breeding season.

For the second year, the Center for Conservation Biology – a research group shared by the College of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University – is sounding the call to Osprey watchers worldwide to record and share their observations with a growing online community of global citizens that are linked by an interest in osprey biology and a concern for aquatic environments.

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