Poole Harbour Osprey Nest Camera

During the winter of 2019-2020 we hosted a fundraiser for an Osprey nest live-stream camera to be installed for the Osprey season in 2020. We received great support during the campaign, including sponsorship from our partners Osprey Europe, along with the Fine Family Foundation and numerous donations from kind members of the public. At this exciting time in the project, when we are on the cusp of potential breeding on the South Coast for the first time in almost 200 years, we want to be able to document the return of these amazing birds, and share this experience with you through a webcam. Every Friday, from 10-11am, you can join our live Osprey Q & A on our YouTube Chat, while watching the webcam. If you want to help and support the continued developments of our Osprey project, head to our Just Giving page.

For the safety and security of the nest, we don’t initially plan to state where this platform is, but will liaise with the landowner about future opportunities should we deem it safe and responsible to do so. We kindly ask for your cooperation in that if you know where this platform is please don’t announce its location on social media.                               

Using the Webcam & Staying Updated

  • On Fridays, one of the staff team will be available to answer questions in the YouTube chat between 10-11am. If you have general enquires about the project or the Ospreys, please use this time to get in touch and ask us, so that everyone can see the response, rather than calling us. Emails regarding the webcam can be sent to bophhq@birdsofpooleharbour.co.uk. Please contact us by phone about the nest in urgent cases (for example, if the nest is at risk) on 01202 641003.
  • We aim to post a short summary each weekday about Osprey activity on our website. We will keep you updated with any major developments, including bird arrivals, laying or hatching, at weekends too. Please know that, while we will record as much info as possible, sometimes less significant activities may slip through the net!
  • If you want to make an activity out of watching the nest camera, download this PDF to help with monitoring!
  • If you love our webcam, you can donate to Birds of Poole Harbour through our website or on our Osprey Project fundraiser page.

Call 01202 641 003