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Montana Osprey Project

    Harriet and Ozzie have been nesting at the Dunrovin Ranch for several years. See them and their chicks at the livestreaming cam.
    Learn more about osprey eggs and hatching on our timeline.
    Watch the Hellgate Canyon nest--Stanley brings the fish, Iris is a master "mombrella" and, of course, the chicks!
    Each year our researchers band osprey chicks at more than 20 nests and collect blood samples to study heavy metal concentrations. Learn more about what this research means by visting our heavy metal studies page.

About Us

The Osprey Project is a long-term study of osprey ecology and heavy metal contamination in Montana's upper Clark Fork River and its tributaries.


As part of our work, we run two livestreaming nest cams in Missoula (Hellgate Canyon) and Lolo (Dunrovin Ranch.)


Both the cams and this site are educational tools that bring the wonders of nature and science closer to home. Enjoy and share what you've learned!

Listen to the Montana Osprey Project Podcast on Soundcloud:

Check out these sites for more info on the Clark Fork River remediation:

Clark Fork Coalition

The Clark Fork Coalition is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the Clark Fork River basin.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Clark Fork River Operable Unit is part of a Superfund complex overseen by the EPA.

Montana Department of Environmental Quality

Remediation along the Clark Fork River is mainly run through the Montana DEQ.

College of Humanities and Sciences at the University of Montana

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