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Osprey

Photograph of osprey in flight
Pandion haliaetus
Osprey, also called “fish hawks” or “fish eagles,” used to be more common in our state, but their numbers are increasing. Keep an eye out for them, especially around reservoirs and during spring and fall migration, as reintroduction efforts are paying off! More

Osprey in Flight

Photograph of osprey in flight
In flight, an osprey's wings are typically angled, resembling an M. The wings are arched (something like a gull's), and they seem long in proportion to the body size. More

Osprey on Nest

Photograph of an osprey on a nest
Until recently, Missourians have only seen osprey as they passed through our state during spring and fall migration. But keep an eye out for them, especially around reservoirs, as reintroduction efforts are paying off! More