To minimize these risks, we have an avian biologist on staff along with procedures that assist our field staff with safeguarding nesting birds.
In some areas where ospreys return to nest year after year, we erect osprey platforms nearby to encourage nesting on the platform instead of electrical equipment. To date, ENMAX Power Corporation has installed 12 osprey platforms around Calgary in its efforts to ensure continued safety and success of these nesting sites as part of our Osprey and Avian Nest Management program.
One of these platforms, on the east end of St George's Island at the Calgary Zoo, has been home to nesting osprey for over 17 years.
Each year, we are pleased to provide nature enthusiasts with an intimate view of this osprey nest via live streaming video. You can tune in and have a chance to see nest building, egg laying, incubation and hatching, feeding and even the first time the chicks spread their wings and fly.
Please keep in mind that the camera is to observe these wild birds in their natural environment. Once the birds have arrived neither ENMAX Power nor the Calgary Zoo will interfere with them or their nest.
Early April—Ospreys return to Calgary and select nesting sites Mid-April—Mating and nest building Late April to Early May—Egg laying (2-4 eggs) May—Incubation of eggs June—Eggs hatch! July—Feeding and growing August—Fledging (learning to fly) September—Ospreys leave for warmer climate!
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