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

09/02/2018

Another Poole Harbour Osprey Chick Seen in West Africa

Today (09/02/18) we received some incredible news.
25/01/2018

Osprey Chick LS7 Seen in Western Senegal

On Jan 23rd we received some exciting news from our project partners ...
14/08/2017

Poole Harbour Osprey Chicks Take Flight

Eight Osprey chicks have taken their first flights in Poole Harbour after ...
12/07/2017

Osprey Translocation Project – Schools IN for Summer

Fourteen Osprey chicks have arrived in Poole Harbour from Scotland as part ...
06/07/2017

The (Fish) Eagle Has Landed – Osprey Chicks Arrive in Poole Harbour

Eight Osprey chicks have safely arrived in Poole Harbour as part of ...
20/06/2017

Poole Harbour Osprey Translocation Project to Start This Summer

Osprey Translocation Proposal Agreed for Poole Harbour

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