Western Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Pandionidae
Genus: Pandion
Species: haliaetus

Regional

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Fairhope, Alabama
Vincent, Alabama
Littleriver, California
Big Pine Key, Florida
Daytona Beach, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fort Myers, Florida
Hollister, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Melbourne, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Trenton, Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida
Winter Springs, Florida
Savannah, Georgia
Cadiz, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Vacherie, Louisiana
Gulliver, Michigan
Albertville, Minnesota
Lakeland, Minnesota
Mooresville, North Carolina
Bend, Oregon
Gold Hill, Oregon
Summerville, South Carolina
Jonesborough, Tennessee
Houston, Texas
Shelton, Washington (2 reports)
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Members' Notes:

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On Jul 30, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

Very common sight in the Fl. Keys

Neutral

On Mar 2, 2011, Resin from Northumberland
United Kingdom (Zone 9a) wrote:

Note on taxonomy: Osprey has recently been split into two species, Western Osprey (Europe, Asia, Africa, Americas), and Eastern Osprey (Australia).

Positive

On Feb 12, 2010, plantladylin from (Zone 1) wrote:

The Osprey is a very common raptor here in Florida. They build their nests atop utility poles, or atop artificial platforms set up for nesting sites. They are often seen catching fish in the local waterways.