Public Invited to Observe Osprey Chicks Up Close

July 08, 2016

Researchers from the Montana Osprey Project handle an osprey as they collect data from the bird.

MISSOULA - Members of the public are invited to join University of Montana Professor Erick Greene and researchers from the Montana Osprey Project as they handle live osprey chicks and collect valuable data on the health of the Clark Fork River at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 14.

The Montana Osprey Project is a long-term study of osprey ecology and heavy metal contamination in the upper Clark Fork River and its tributaries. On July 14, Greene and his research team invite bird enthusiasts of all ages to join them as they visit a Missoula-area nest to collect valuable data from young osprey chicks. Participants will have a chance to see the chicks and learn more about the Montana Osprey Project.

To reserve a spot on the field trip, email Dalit Guscio at dalit.guscio@mso.umt.edu. Those who sign up for the event will receive information on where the event will take place before July 14.

Contact: Dalit Guscio, program manager, UM Clark Fork Watershed Education Program, 406-361-0599, dalit.guscio@mso.umt.edu.