Boulder Raptor Livestream Hits 400,000 Views, Prompting International Research Study
Two raptors in Boulder, a male and a female, have a livestream that’s blowing up in popularity as people flocked to the Boulder county page earlier in March to see the birds’ return after their winter migration. People can get a bird’s eye view of the male and female osprey and their anticipated hatchlings this spring season by watching Boulder County Parks & Open Space’s live stream of their home.
Researchers are hoping that those who watch the livestream will report their findings in a Google doc to help track some of the activity of the raptors. To help with the citizen science project, people watching the live stream are asked to complete a Google Form when they see a fish brought to the nest. The data will be used to compare fish counts, fish species and other observations.
Researchers believe the female raptor will lay one egg this week, with a few more to follow later in the week.