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

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Eyes on the Sky for Osprey this Spring

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Poole Harbour Osprey Translocation 2018 End of Season Update

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Osprey Translocation Project Update

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A Sad and Challenging Six Days – Osprey Project Update

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

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Another Poole Harbour Osprey Chick Seen in West Africa

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

Osprey Chick LS7 Seen in Western Senegal

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Poole Harbour Osprey Chicks Take Flight

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Osprey Translocation Project – Schools IN for Summer

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

Eight Osprey chicks have safely arrived in Poole Harbour as part of ...

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