Osprey Program

LIncoln Memorial Garden 2301 E. Lake Shore Drive, Springfield

The osprey (Pandion haliaetus), also known as “fish hawk”, is a diurnal fish-eating raptor associated with rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and coastal areas. Their population declined nationwide, primarily from decades of use of the pesticide DDT which caused eggshell thinning, resulting in poor reproductive success. Ospreys were listed as an endangered species in Illinois in 1977. This presentation […]