CROW Announces ‘The Story of Ospreys’ Next For Speaker Series

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife weekly Speaker Series continues Tuesday, Feb. 1 with “The Story of Ospreys” presented by Claudia Burns, volunteer for International Osprey Foundation.

Ospreys are large brown and white raptors who breed in southwest Florida from December through April and can be seen diving for live fish in shallow waters throughout the area. Because they build their nests right out in the open, their behavior is easy to observe, but not always easy to understand. This presentation uses photos, videos and recorded vocalizations to explain osprey behavior.

Speaker Series programs begin at 4:15 p.m. and are approximately one hour in length. This talk will be presented in person at CROW’s Visitor Education Center and is limited to 50 participants so advanced registration is recommended. Masks are required in the Visitor Education Center. Admission per person is $10 plus applicable taxes and fees. To reserve your spot, visit or call CROW’s Visitor Education Center at (239) 472-3644 ext. #229. Payment will be accepted at the door before the presentation.

CROW’s 2022 Speaker Series features weekly programs, offered January through April, hosting professionals from across Southwest Florida who engage, educate and entertain participants with information about local conservation initiatives. For a full schedule of presentations and topics in the series, visit

About the Speaker:
Sanibel resident Claudia Burns has been a Nestwatch Volunteer for the International Osprey Foundation for more than 20 years. In the past she has partnered with Bird Westall to deliver this presentation at both the “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge and CROW.

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