Public Invited to Observe Osprey Chicks Up Close

June 21, 2018

Rob Domenech of Raptor View Research explains how researchers with the Montana Osprey Project collect valuable data from osprey chicks during a public field trip to a Missoula-area nest in 2016.  MISSOULA – Members of the public are invited to join University of Montana 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 12.

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. The research team invites bird enthusiasts of all ages to join them July 12 as they visit a Missoula-area nest to collect valuable data from young osprey chicks. Participants can 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 with the number of people in your party. Those who sign up for the event will receive information on where the event will take place before July 12.

Contact: Dalit Guscio, Montana Osprey Project, 406-361-0599, dalit.guscio@mso.umt.edu.