Osprey Management Program

Osprey Management Program

From late March to September in Nova Scotia, ospreys are a common sight, as they love to build their huge nests up in high, clear places, such as on the tops of power poles.

Since 1979, Nova Scotia Power has been working to protect the osprey, a once endangered species and the official bird of Nova Scotia. Through the Osprey Management Program, our power line technicians and environment team work closely with the Department of Lands and Forestry to relocate threatened nests from atop live utility poles to safer, unused poles placed nearby. We only relocate nests when absolutely necessary, to ensure the safety of our crews and to protect the nesting osprey.

Osprey Cam

The Osprey Cam attracts thousands of viewers from around the world with a “bird’s eye view” of a pair of nesting osprey in Nova Scotia.

Each year, we partner with Nova Scotia Webcams and the Museum of Natural History to share an osprey family with the world. In 2021, we partnered with the NSCC’s Centre of Geographic Sciences to launch a new Osprey Cam on campus. Unfortunately, due to limited activity at the site, we've decided to stop streaming the nest for the season. Please check back to this page for any updates.

We’re proud of the fan base built by the Osprey Cam over the years and thank everyone for their support.