Osprey Banding Cruise
A Cape Water Tours and Taxi Exclusive!
In the early summer, our Osprey Banding Eco Tours, which take the place of our regular Eco Tours, will present a rare opportunity for our passengers. Captain Steve takes us to osprey nesting platforms where he will place identification tags on the osprey fledglings before they begin to fly. This practice does not hurt the birds and is done specifically to gather information about the birds such as migration patterns, life span and behaviors. These opportunities are few as the optimal time to band these magnificent birds is when they are 7-8 weeks old.
These tours are for everyone to enjoy, irrespective of age. We have binoculars on board and you are welcome to bring your own. Don’t forget to bring your camera.
Don’t let the season pass by without calling to reserve your place on the Osprey Banding Cruise.
2017 DATES: June 22, June 24, June 26, June 28
We will be checking the nests in May to confirm these dates, update as needed and add more dates.
We sometimes have to modify these dates according to the nesting and hatching timimg of the birds.