KGW and Audubon launch Osprey Cam

KGW and Audubon launch Osprey Cam

Credit: KGW / Audubon Osprey Cam

KGW and Audubon launch Osprey Cam

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by Frank Mungeam

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Posted on April 4, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Updated Thursday, Apr 5 at 4:28 PM

Welcome to the KGW Audubon Osprey Cam!

Fans of the Raptor Cam may remember that KGW has been live streaming birds of prey in our city for more than five years in partnership with the Audubon Society. The extraordinary popularity of Raptor Cam led us to explore other opportunities to feature the remarkable birds of prey that live ‘wild in the city.’

WATCH LIVE: KGW / Audubon Osprey Cam

Audubon Conservation Director Bob Sallinger has been involved with protection of the nest of a pair of Osprey on the South Waterfront since 2007, when the birds first arrived. In 2010, representatives from Audubon and KGW donned hardhats and reflective vests and toured the Zidell property to begin planning work on how to provide a live streaming view of the nest.

It’s taken two years and collaboration with many groups already actively involved in protecting the Osprey nest, but we are pleased to now be able to offer this view of these remarkable fish-eating birds of prey, seen from the deck of a resident of The Meriwether on Portland’s South Waterfront.

As in past years, Bob Sallinger will be blogging regularly to provide information and explanation about activities in the nest. We’ve built out a web page with information on the history of this pair of birds, and more background on Osprey. We also will regularly update photo slideshows and video of the birds. And we hope you’ll take a moment to read more about our partners who helped make this venture possible, and visit their web pages.

And, for fans of our Red-tail hawks. This year for the first time, they relocated to a new downtown building. We continue active conversations about relocating that camera to their new 'home', and hope to be able resume streaming of the Red-tail Hawks whenever possible!

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