Students in Calvert County will soon have a bird’s eye view of an iconic Chesapeake Bay species, the osprey. Using a remote webcam focused on a nesting pair of ospreys, students will be able to observe the daily activities of these birds as they hunt for fish along the Patuxent River and raise their offspring from a platform in a marsh near King’s Landing Park. Seventh grade students will view the ospreys during their CHESPAX field experience at King’s Landing Park and then can follow the progress of the nesting season in the classroom or from any device with an internet connection.
An official “launch” of the project will take place on May 4, at 2:30 at the CHESPAX office located in King’s Landing Park. Please RSVP to email@example.com or by phone (410) 535-2960.
The live feed from the webcam can be viewed at http://ipcamlive.com/chespaxosprey.
The project is being funded through the Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust and the Environmental Protection Agency with technical support from the Calvert County Natural Resources Division and Calvert County Public Schools.