Tuesday Public Science Program: Return of the Okoboji Osprey

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Date(s) - 04/16/2013
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Dickinson County Nature Center

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“Return of the Okoboji Osprey” program  Tuesday, April 16th at 6pm in the Nature Center. The Osprey are back at the Nature Center! Come to our Tuesday night science program and learn about these amazing birds and check out the live camera on their nest!


  1. deb manson on April 12, 2013 at 8:48 am

    hello,I would like some more info on the Osprey cam in Dickinson Co i am from Manchester,Iowa and just saw this cam…A bunch of us raptor watchers have been watching and have some QQ Is that RR tracks near the nest?? Where is the cam located?? Is it near a water source?? Is that a field under the cam or weeds of some sort? When will they start laying eggs? Do you have info from the last yrs they were nesting?? Thanks for any info you can provide Deb Manson

    • cvigdal on April 12, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      Hello to you too! Thank you for your interest in the Ospreys. The nest is actually located near our wetland here by the Nature Center. Here is a google map location of the nest, CLICK HERE. It is located in a reconstructed prairie and the road you thought was a railroad is actually a bike trail that runs through-out the lakes area. We have had birds on this nest for about 3 years with two successful broods. We actually raised and released ospreys from 2006 to 2011 on this site too. Hopefully they will be laying eggs here in the end of April and the early parts of May. I will be posting more information here on the website shortly that hopefully will answer more of you questions. Enjoy the nest camera!

      • Deb Manson on April 16, 2013 at 6:22 pm

        thanks so much for the reply..once the snow melted I saw it was a trail. Did you know there are Great Horned Owls that visit the nest at night? Lets hope they dont steal it like they do eagles nests. At least 3 nights we saw one come to the nest off/on for about a hr. Cant wait for the little ones to be laid and hatched…sure will be interesting, I’m used to watching eagles so this will be a new experience for sure…I’ll be sure to watch for the info when its posted…Again thanks for replying to my questions Deb Manson

        • cvigdal on April 17, 2013 at 10:13 am

          Yes I saw that. The mom and dad osprey will chase any predators of the nest when they finally lay eggs.

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