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Glaslyn Osprey Project

Ospreys disappeared from the UK in 1916, but in 2004 a pair of breeding ospreys were found in North Wales near to Beddgelert.

The ospreys spend every winter in West Africa, and each year they migrate many thousands of miles back to Snowdonia to breed and raise chicks. By 2009 the pair had raised 12 osprey fledglings; the progress of the birds being recorded by a ringing scheme. One of the Glaslyn ospreys has been tracked to Scotland where it has raised a family of its own.

The Osprey Project ensures 24-hour protection for the eggs in the nest. The site is a major attraction for visitors to the area; both for keen twitchers and for visiting families.

You can also keep up with the progress via the project's Facebook page.

Printed from the Beddgelert Tourism Association web site on 21/06/2024 18:07. Information correct at time of printing.