(also known as the fish eagle, sea hawk, river hawk, or fish hawk)

Pandion haliaetus

Size: The osprey has a wingspan of 180 cm and a length of 60 cm.

Habitat: The osprey is found in every continent except Antarctica. They breed near freshwater lakes and rivers.

Diet: 99% of the osprey’s diet is fish and the other 1% could be rodents or small reptiles.

Native: Native to North America.

Status: This species used to be endangered until it recovered in Wisconsin, 2012.

Fun Fact: Ospreys build giant nests out of sticks on top of a tree which each generation returns to. Some nest are as old as 75 years!