Osprey Cam

The OspreyCam is online!

Our camera now has a side view, top view and an audio feed. Click the play button below to view the osprey.

Nature Disclaimer: Ospreys are wild birds and anything can happen in the wild. You will see life and you might see death, but this is nature at its finest.

Osprey News

Our osprey family is now complete for the 2024 season!

  • First egg laid April 18th around noon
  • Second egg laid April 21st around 8:30am
  • Third egg laid April 24th around 10am

Electra will incubate her three eggs for 36-42 days, all while fiercely protecting the nest with Wattsworth. The first egg should hatch between May 24th and May 30th.

We document our pair’s progress on the Cowlitz PUD Osprey Cam Facebook page. Download our free children’s guide and activities (PDF) built around Osprey Migration and Electrical Safety.


Expected Osprey Milestones for 2024


About Our Osprey Cam

Osprey love to nest on high structures near good fishing grounds, therefore tall power poles can look like a great place to build a nest. Their nests can cause power outages and fires when sticks interfere with electrical equipment.

This was the case in April 2000 when an osprey pair attempted to build a nest on Cowlitz PUD’s distribution pole. Our line crews deemed this a safety risk for the public and for the osprey, so we designed and built an alternate higher nesting platform, near the same pole where they originally tried to build a nest.

The ospreys accepted the alternate nesting platform and for 15 years, a pair has been returning to their summer home in Cowlitz County. We look forward to their arrival this spring and are excited to launch, a live video feed that will allow viewers to observe these wild birds in their natural environment.

If you have any questions please email us at ospreycam@sh-opai.com.