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Friends of Osprey is not active anymore. Please use websites below for more help.
Information on Osprey Resue
Please call for help from the list below:
Sue Meech of Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre: Napanee
8749 County Rd 2, Napanee, Ontario
Although this is a distance away, they will arrange for someone to collect a bird in distress.
Shades of Hope
Wildlife Rescue Services
87 Routley Ave, Pefferlaw, Ontario
Bowmanville Veterinary Clinic
2826 Hwy #2, Bowmanville, Ontario
Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic
1840 Lansdowne St. W, Unit 1B
Three Islands Veterinary Services
115 East St.N, Bobcaygeon, ON
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.
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 may not respond in time, use the telephone contact details above.
Below is a slideshow of two rescues that the Friends have done in the last couple of years.
Please use the control buttons to pause or forward the slides faster or slower.