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 Translocation 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

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 ...
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 ...

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