Appeal for volunteers

Osprey with goldfishThe Swiss Osprey project could not have happened without the enthusiasm and energy of many volunteers. Between 2015-2020, 41 spent at least two weeks of their summer (a few even returned for several years) to take care of our young birds and to monitor them (see all the teams under Osprey Champions). This is not counting the many other volunteers helping with other tasks, including project supervision; collecting, tagging and monitoring the young birds; maintaining and preparing the aviaries; building nest platforms, etc.

In 2021 we will focus on searching for possible Osprey territories in Switzerland. This will include organising three “Osprey mornings”, where volunteers will be stationed in the most likely Osprey fishing sites in the Three Lakes region (and maybe also along the Doubs and the Aar rivers). This operation will take place from dawn to 10 am, on the Sundays of May 9, May 30 and June 20. If you are interested and available in participating for at least two (or even better all) of the three days, please contact us with the dates when you are available and possible preferences for observation sites. Everyone inscribed will be contacted ten days before each date for the allocation of an observation point, to be determined based on the number of volunteers who have signed up. Many thanks for your participation in advance!

The Osprey in Switzerland