The Poole Harbour Osprey Project

Restoring a breeding population of Ospreys to the South Coast through an exciting 5-year translocation project

Birds of Poole Harbour are partnered with the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation and Wildlife Windows for the Poole Harbour Osprey Reintroduction Project, aiming to restore a breeding population of these charismatic birds of prey to the South Coast.In this 5-year project between 2017 and 2021, we are translocating up to 60 Osprey chicks from Scotland and releasing them in the Poole Harbour area.

Only after a treacherous migration and a long stay in their wintering grounds will they reach maturity and return to the UK. This project means that that when they do return, they recognise Dorset as home, giving the perfect foundations for a breeding population to be restored on the South Coast, 180 years on from when they went extinct in England.

Follow the story through our Osprey news below, on Twitter @harbourospreys and on Facebook @PooleHarbourOspreys

History of Ospreys in the UK

The Poole Osprey translocation project

Poole Osprey webcam

23/01/2020

Looking ahead to the 2020 Osprey Season

2020 promises to be an exciting year for the Ospreys in Poole Harbour, ...
07/10/2019

Poole Harbour Osprey Project Fundraiser

Following the third year of the Poole Harbour Osprey reintroduction, we have ...
01/10/2019

Osprey Project 2019 Season Summary

October is now here and with the colder nights drawing in, we ...
20/06/2019

Poole Harbour Osprey Project – 2019 Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Wow, what a 2019 it’s been so far for Osprey in Poole ...
13/06/2019

First Poole Harbour Osprey Arrives Back From Africa

A male Osprey from the Poole Harbour reintroduction program has returned to ...
18/02/2019

Eyes on the Sky for Osprey this Spring

This year is an incredibly exciting and potentially pivotal time in our ...
17/10/2018

Poole Harbour Osprey Translocation 2018 End of Season Update

As the nights begin to draw in, and temperatures fall, remembering the ...
20/08/2018

Osprey Translocation Project Update

In July this year we began the second phase of the Poole ...
12/07/2018

A Sad and Challenging Six Days – Osprey Project Update

In July this year we began the second phase of our Poole ...
04/04/2018

A Sorry ‘Tail’ of yet Another Poole Harbour Osprey Chick Sighting in West Africa

We were excited to receive the first bit of information about LS7 ...

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