Friends of the Osprey
P.O. Box 25
Lindsay, ON K9V 4R8
If you would like to volunteer or become a member, please see our membership page.
For general information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not email Friends of the Osprey for emergencies. We do not have the resources to do rescues, please use the telephone/website contact details listed below.
Information on Osprey Rescue
Note: It is not an easy task to rehabilitate Ospreys, and can be dangerous as well as expensive. They tend to be very highly strung and stress very easily. Teaching them to self feed is also not an easy task. In captivity, these birds can be very aggressive and will often charge when their cage is entered. Their sharp talons and strong beak can do serious damage. Ospreys must be fed fresh fish every day, which is costly and not always easy to obtain.
If you find a bird that has fallen out of a nest, if you can safely do so, put it back in the nest. Birds don’t have a great sense of smell and won’t know that you touched it. However, if the bird ends out out of the nest again, this is called intentional brood reduction.
Shades of Hope have an excellent reference for what to do in the case of any lost of injured birds or animals on their website.
Please call for help from the list below:
Shades of Hope
705 437 4654
Sue Meech of Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre: Napanee
8749 County Rd 2, Napanee, Ontario
Birds can be taken to their Wildlife Centre.
Ministry of Natural Resources Info Centre:
This is a provincial phone line that will direct the caller to the appropriate district office.
Ministry of Natural Resources Peterborough District:
The Ministry of Natural Resources does not generally go on site to rescue ospreys, however they can help by doing some networking if an injured, sick or orphaned osprey is found.
If someone believes there is an illegal activity with regards to an osprey, they can contact their local MNR District Office or contact the MNR TIPS Reporting Line at 1-877-847-7667
For Osprey emergencies to do with Hydro Poles, here is the Peterborough Hydro One General Number….. 1-888-871-3514. Give them the exact location and ask to speak to the local office.
The MNR kindly has given us a fact sheet called “WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IF YOU FIND A SICK, INJURED OR ORPHANED WILD ANIMAL”
This fact sheet should help people understand what they need to do if they encounter this type of situation. Anyone can hold a sick, injured or orphaned animal for up to 24 hours with the intention of taking it to an authorized (by us) wildlife custodian for rehabilitation or to a veterinarian for immediate medical care. View and/or download a pdf copy here.
For information that is always updated, go to the Ministry of Natural Resources Website.
Please do not email Friends of the Osprey for emergencies. We do not have the resources to help, use the telephone contact details above.