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Re: [CALBIRDS] Fw: Osprey-Watch: join a global community of observers

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  • Chet Ogan
    Let me add on to Gjon s comment that California DFG also tracks Osprey nests in their CNDDB.    Chet Ogan chet_ogan@ymail.com 707-442-9353 707-496-9001
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 2, 2012
      Let me add on to Gjon's comment that California DFG also tracks Osprey nests in their CNDDB. 

      Chet Ogan

      From: "Gjon_Hazard@..." <Gjon_Hazard@...>
      To: CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, March 2, 2012 10:50 AM
      Subject: [CALBIRDS] Fw: Osprey-Watch: join a global community of observers


      FYI -- a citizen-science opportunity for those who may be interested


      Gjon C. Hazard
      Fish and Wildlife Biologist
      Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office
      6010 Hidden Valley Road, Suite 101
      Carlsbad, CA 92011 USA
      Voice: 760/431-9440x287
      FAX: 760/918-0638
      E-mail: Gjon_Hazard<.at.>fws.gov
      not an official post from the USFWS

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      "Wilson, Michael

      Become an Osprey Watcher: Connect with a global community of observers

      The Center for Conservation Biology has launched Osprey-Watch, a project
      created to engage a global community to collect data on breeding osprey.
      Linked by an interest in osprey and a concern for the health of the aquatic
      environments on which they rely, this community will for the first time
      provide a global perspective on this charismatic species. The mission of
      Osprey-Watch is to bring citizen scientists together in order to collect
      information on a large enough spatial scale to be useful in addressing
      three of the most pressing issues facing aquatic ecosystems including
      global climate change, depletion of fish stocks, and environmental

      Osprey are one of very few truly global sentinels for aquatic health. They
      feed almost exclusively on live fish throughout their entire life cycle.
      They are a top consumer within aquatic ecosystems and are very sensitive to
      both overfishing and environmental contaminants. Nearly all populations
      breed in the northern latitudes and winter in the southern latitudes,
      effectively linking the aquatic health of the hemispheres. Their breeding
      season in the north is highly seasonal making them an effective barometer
      of climate change.

      Osprey-Watch is a user-friendly, internet platform that allows observers
      across the globe to map their nests, log observations, upload photos, and
      interact within an observer forum. Information entered into the platform
      will be immediately accessible to users and will be summarized following
      the breeding season.

      To join a growing community of global citizens, please visit
      http://www.osprey-watch.org and become an Osprey-Watcher.

      Michael Wilson
      Center for Conservation Biology
      College of William and Mary & Virginia Commonwealth University
      P.O. Box 8795
      Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
      phone: 757-221-1649
      fax: 757-221-1650
      email: mdwils@...

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