For the third year in a row, a pair of Osprey on the Bow River have become internet stars.
Birdwatchers in the city (and around the internet world) have access to a bird’s eye view of an Osprey nest via a high-resolution webcam, thanks to an arrangement between the Calgary Zoo and ENMAX Corporation.
For over 15 years, a pair of nesting Osprey has built their summer home on a platform constructed by the Calgary Zoo atop a pole erected by ENMAX Power Corporation. The platform is located at the extreme east end of St. George’s Island.
The live streaming camera captures in full cycle the birds’ dramatic seasonal milestones, from nest building and mating rituals, to egg laying, incubation, hatching, feeding and fledging, a period of intense activity that is all centred at the nest. Last year, more than 50,000 hits were recorded as people watched the exciting events of the Ospreys unfold between April and September.
For more information on the Osprey camera and to watch the nest live, 24 hours a day, visit the ENMAX osprey pages