Osprey Pandion haliaetus (Linnaeus, 1758)  Synonyms: American Osprey, Fish Hawk, OSPR.

Status:

Common near large bodies of water throughout Maryland. Much more common along the coast and the Chesapeake Bay and the bays larger tributaries. The Osprey is migratory and usually shows up in Maryland sometime during the month of March and will stay through early October.

Description:

The large black and white "fish hawk" is unmistakable.

Relationships:

Osprey rely completely on a diet of fish. They can be found near any body of water that has a fish population.

There are 400 records in the project database.

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An Osprey in Harford Co., Maryland (3/13/2019). Photo by Andrew Clemens. (MBP list)

A pair of nesting Osprey in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/22/2017). Photo by Emily Carter Mitchell. (MBP list)

An Osprey in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/15/2012). Photo by Jon Corcoran. (MBP list)

An Osprey in Charles Co., Maryland (3/23/2017). Photo by William Wise. (MBP list)

An Osprey in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/3/2016). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

An Osprey in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/29/2016). Photo by Robert Ferraro. (MBP list)

An Osprey in Charles Co., Maryland (4/4/2017). Photo by William Wise. (MBP list)

Osprey in Talbot Co., Maryland (4/4/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

An Osprey at Andelot Farm, Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Osprey in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/28/2017). Photo by William Wise. (MBP list)

An Osprey in Kent Co., Maryland (8/28/2015). Photo by Bill Keim. (MBP list)

An Osprey with prey in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/12/2015). Photo by Max Wilson. (MBP list)

An Osprey in Charles Co., Maryland (4/12/2017). Photo by William Wise. (MBP list)

An Osprey with Goldfish prey in Harford Co., Maryland (8/18/2016). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

An Osprey being harassed by a Bald Eagle at Fort Smallwood Park, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/2/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Osprey carrying a Goldfish in Harford Co., Maryland (7/26/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

An Osprey in Talbot Co., Maryland (8/14/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

An Osprey in Charles Co., Maryland (4/30/2017). Photo by William Wise. (MBP list)

An Osprey in Cecil Co., Maryland (4/2/2017). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

An Osprey and a Bald Eagle in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/7/2014). Photo by Lynn Strauss. (MBP list)


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