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Photo Credits: Gareth Rasberry

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

STATUS: Native, Migratory, Least Concern

DESCRIPTION: They weigh about 49.4 to 70.5 oz. with a wingspan of 59.1-70.9 in.

HABITAT: Ospreys prefer to live by bodies of water where food is abundant.

DIET: They eat predominantly fish, but occasionally snack on mammals and other birds.

NOTES: The average lifespan for an Osprey is about 25 years. They communicate by using visual display, flight displays, and giving calls/alarms that are usually high pitched. They are protected on the US Migratory Bird lists.

FREQUENCY: Rare