Conanicut Island Raptor Project

Photo by Deb Seeger-Pini
The Conanicut Island Raptor Project, founded in 2005, is dedicated to the preservation, study and enjoyment of Jamestown's birds of prey. It is CIRP's belief that an informed community that values its wildlife will act responsibly to protect wild animals and the habitat on which they depend for survival. 

Welcome to our 11th Year!

The male osprey returned to the nest on Sunday, March 20th

The female was present on the nest Saturday, March 26th.

The first egg was laid April 29th.  
In 2015 the first egg was observed April 24.

We have two eggs!

First egg hatched June 9th or 10th.  One healthy chick observed.  Second egg should hatch soon.

We have lost our young osprey, probably to predation by other birds, possibly a Great Horned Owl, a known predator of osprey chicks. 

According to our osprey expert it is too late for the adults to lay more eggs.

The adults are still hanging around the nest, so watching our cam is still fun!


Our nest webcam is ON!

2016 Statistics

March 20th - Male returned to the nest - 11 days earlier than in 2015!


Osprey News!!


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