Return of the Osprey

April 01, 2020

Osprey fly thousands of miles to Central and South America for the winter and return to their previous nest structure the following spring. To roughly 30 osprey, that structure is a nesting platform installed on one of Salem Electric’s poles. 

Since raptors typically nest in areas less than 100 feet high and within a mile of their hunting habitat, Salem Electric poles are ideal; they are high in the air and close to the river. SE has installed 17 nesting platforms throughout our service area to help provide a safe place for osprey to build their nests. The nesting platforms help protect wildlife from contacting dangerous equipment and help preserve our distribution system.  

Interested in watching a live stream of the osprey at our 9th Street platform? Visit Salem Electric’s YouTube channel and click on Salem Oregon Raptor Cam. 

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