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UPDATE: Hog Island Osprey Chick Naming Contest!

SEE UPDATE BELOW! It’s that time of year again! We’ve got three beautiful osprey chicks on the Audubon Hog Island Osprey Nest. Rachel and Steve have been doing a wonderful job raising their young so it’s time to give some names to those beaks! Submit your suggestions below and upvote your favorite names. The top

Ospreys: A Season’s Review

The Courtship: From Arrival to the first Egg At the beginning of this year, I suggested and announced the Big Fish Delivery Challenge: extending our fish count from Hog Island’s nest to all osprey nests on Explore.org, namely the Audubon Boathouse nest, the Charlo, Montana nest and the Chesapeake Conservancy’s nest. Since all HI nest

Bailey the Osprey Heads South!

Dear Friends of Bailey, I am pleased to report that yesterday morning Bailey was transferred from Avian Haven in Maine to the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, Florida as their 799th raptor patient of the year. She continues to be in good hands as the Florida Center has treated more than 20,000

Bailey Fledging by Faith Elisabeth

Written by Faith Elisabeth  “Our” Bailey, Steve and Rachel’s only surviving chick from this season had a really tough time of it.  After both her siblings were killed by a Great Horned Owl, she had to endure an attack herself, and survived it because of the heroic persistence and protection of her mother, only to

This Week on Explore (8/11)

New Website Coming Next Week! If you haven’t had the chance to familiarize yourself with the new features, please click here for more information! Bailey has successfully fledged the nest! Bailey, Steve, and Rachel have all been spotted flying nearby! Conrad has also fledged his nest! At approximately 7:40pm PT on August 10th, Conrad left the

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