We love watching Ospreys. But if we can’t see them in the wild, here is the next best thing–seeing them live on a webcam during the breeding season. We hope to show you some views of Ospreys in Switzerland in the future, but until we can do that here are a few links to some of our favourite Osprey webcams elsewhere in the world*:
Manton Bay, England (Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust). The first Osprey reintroduction project in Europe, which began in 1996.
Poole Harbour, England. Site of the second Osprey reintroduction project in the UK, which began in 2017.
Loch of the Lowes, Scotland (Scottish Wildlife Trust).
Goitzsche Lake, eastern Germany (BUNDstiftung Goitzsche-Wildnis). Nest on an electricity pylon.
Kalakotkas, Võru County, Estonia. Not yet on-line.
Paltamon sääkset, Finland. (Finnish Osprey Foundation). Not yet on-line.
Cape May Meadows, eastern USA (The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey).
San Francisco Bay, western USA (Golden Gate Audubon Society).
*Note that we have included webcams, or rather “nestcams”, from Europe and North America here, but don’t forget the time differences. If it is night time at some of these sites you will not see a lot. If there is a problem with one webcam, try another.
And for those who need to watch Osprey after the breeding season in Europe and North America is over, you just need to move to the southern hemisphere to get your daily fix:
Port Lincoln, southern Australia (not currently on-line).