Raptor Enthusiasts Monitor Osprey

Since 2018, Teton Raptor Center has been monitoring Osprey nesting activity in Jackson Hole with the invaluable help of citizen scientists. In 2019, we introduced “goose excluder” platforms to deter Canada Geese from nesting on platforms meant for Ospreys and to provide more nesting structures these piscivorous raptors. Today, our dedicated team of volunteers monitor 79 nesting structures, giving us crucial insights into long-term Osprey nesting activity and productivity in Teton County, which in turn informs future conservation efforts.

This study is unique as it depends solely on volunteers for data collection. In 2023, volunteers monitored 36 platforms, resulting in the successful fledging of 12 Ospreys. This year, 10 dedicated volunteers are overseeing the 79 platforms across the valley, providing essential data on Osprey productivity in Jackson Hole.

TRC is deeply grateful for the hard work of these citizen scientists. Their contributions are crucial to the success of this ongoing study. We encourage other community members to get involved. If you’re interested in becoming a research volunteer, please contact Hilary Turner, TRC Research Biologist.

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