Welcome to MPF Osprey Camera
The camera is brought to you by Moraine Preservation Fund. It provides a Live Stream of the osprey nest at Moraine State Park in Butler County, PA. The Osprey camera will be able to be viewed during the nesting season, which will end in mid-September.
ABOUT THE OSPREY CAMERA
Watch as osprey nest along the glistening shoreline of Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park. This area has one of the most significant clusters of osprey nests in Pennsylvania.
The osprey, also commonly known as a "fish hawk", stalks its prey by hovering above the water then diving feet first to snag its prey. Ospreys fit in well on impoundments with good fish populations and artificial structures where they can build their bulky stick nests.
In an effort to help this recovered species, The Moraine Preservation Fund established an Osprey Reintroduction Program in June of 1993. The program began with the introduction of 6 Osprey originally brought from the Chesapeake Bay area, expanding to over 96 over a four year span. Volunteers worked to hand feed the orginal raptors unil they were strong enough to take flight and migrate to South America with the hopes that they would return 2-3 years later to reproduce and repopulate area. This park was an important hacking site in the state's osprey reintroduction program and they continue to prosper here.
The live stream has been supported by the gereosity of many including: new equipment purchase with a grant funded through The Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau, technical support through ITG Networks and streaming support through Pix Cams.
The live stream is available from 7am to 7pm daily, ending in mid-September.