Welcome to the 2018 Rhode Island Osprey Monitoring season!
As you may have already read on the program’s blog (www.riosprey.onfo), training sessions for monitors are quickly approaching. Following is the schedule of this year’s training sessions. If you have already attended a session in the past you do not have to come, but we would love for you to join us as we kick off the season.
2018 Osprey Monitor Training Sessions:
March 11; 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Kettle Pond Visitor Center, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown, RI
March 18; 10:00 am -12:00 pm, Audubon Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Ave, Seekonk, MA
March 18; 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Audubon Headquarters, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI
March 25; 11:00 am - 1 pm, Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI
Please RSVP to Jon Scoones at firstname.lastname@example.org and include which date and location you would like to attend. Or, fill out our volunteer form, here. Select "Citizen Science", "Osprey Monitoring" and then chose a session.
Our training sessions will provide the educational tools that monitors need to be successful in this program. We will discuss the history of the osprey population in the country, the biology of the species, how to identify Osprey as well as how to report the valuable data that monitors collect through their observations. You may want to bring a pad and pencil in order to take notes.
The mission of this long-running program is to observe and document the breeding success of the Osprey population in Rhode Island. Each and every volunteer has an extremely important position in this study, and we couldn’t be more grateful for your assistance!
I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming training sessions.
Manager, Caratunk Wildlife Refuge
Rhode Island Osprey Monitoring Program