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The Osprey

The Osprey

  • The osprey was declared the provincial bird in 1994.
  • It is a bird of prey that is smaller than an eagle, but larger than a hawk.
  • Osprey can be seen hovering in coastal areas as they hunt for fish in bays, lakes and rivers.
  • Osprey migrate south in the fall, to the southern United States, Central and South America.
  • There are currently about 400 breeding pairs in Nova Scotia.



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