Protect osprey and prevent power outagesSpring marks the annual return of ospreys to the Chesapeake Bay and also the likelihood that their nests will appear on BGE electric equipment. These nests endanger the birds and may cause power outages.
To protect the ospreys and help BGE continue safe and reliable delivery of electricity, the company has launched a nest identification program called Osprey Watch.
How customers can help:
Once a nest is reported, BGE will remove the nest if no birds or eggs are present. The nest will be relocated where possible. If the nest is inhabited, deterrents will be placed on the electric equipment to shield the birds and nests and mitigate the risk of contact.
Watch Ospreys: Live!
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Camera
Severna Park Camera