Ospreys on the Patuxent: Their Important Role in this Ecosystem

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Thursday March 3

7:00 PM  –  8:30 PM

Date: Thursday, March 3, 2021 
Location: Zoom Virtual Lecture 
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm

  • Explore osprey biology on the Patuxent River, diet behavior and threats to population
  • The provision of nesting platforms and re-introduction efforts of the osprey
  • Efforts to increase their numbers and public awareness with educational banding program
  • Satellite tracking of migration

Presenter: Greg Kearns | Senior Park Naturalist, Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission

Registration Required.

  • Upon registration, you will receive two emails: one confirmation email with your receipt and the link to join the Zoom lecture and one e-ticket email.
  • If you are registering as a member, please use the coupon code provided by AMM.

Cost: $10 General Admission; FREE for AMM Members First Mate and above ($150).

This lecture will be offered virtually by Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. Upon registration, you will be sent the link for the video conference to join on the evening of the lecture. If you do not receive your confirmation email after you register, please check your Spam folder, or email Tracey Neikirk at museum@amaritime.org. To learn more about Zoom and to download the app to your computer, visit the Zoom website. 

About the Presenter: Greg Kearns is a Senior Park Naturalist for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) at the Patuxent River Park in Prince George’s County, Md. He has worked for MNCPPC on the Patuxent River for over 35 years and is an expert on wetland ecology of the Chesapeake Bay, an expert birder, and a renowned authority on Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) and the Sora rail (Porzana carolina).​

During Greg’s career at Patuxent River Park he has spearheaded an osprey nest platform and banding program that spans a good portion of the tidal Patuxent River and 38 years. Greg not only does the technical monitoring work but makes it accessible to the public through very unique educational opportunities.