OspreyWatch Team

Ever wonder who manages Project OspreyWatch? Meet your fearless leaders.

Dr. Bryan Watts

Bryan Watts

Bryan fitting a transmitter on an osprey.

Bryan is the Director at CCB. He has conducted many research projects on ospreys looking at diet, sibling aggression, food availability in different salinity waters, migration, and nest distribution. Below are a few articles from Bryan’s recent osprey research. He can be reached at bdwatt@wm.edu.

Osprey diet composition and quality in high-and low-salinity areas of the lower Chesapeake Bay
Ospreys of the Chesapeake Bay: population recovery, ecological requirements, and current threats
Status and Distribution of Breeding Ospreys in the Chesapeake Bay: 1995-96
OSPREYTRAK: Investigating Migration Routes of Chesapeake Bay Osprey Using Satellite Telemetry

Barbara Slatcher

Barbara Slatcher holding Peregrine_300Barb manages our email and Facebook page and promotes the project to the public. She also recruits new monitoring groups into the OspreyWatch program. She can be reached through osprey@osprey-watch.org.

Marie Pitts

Marie with osprey 20150701Marie manages the OspreyWatch data archive and website. She can be reached at mlpitts@wm.edu.

Libby Mojica

Libby Mojica bands an osprey along the James River with Jacob Steinberg.Libby was a raptor biologist at The Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) in Williamsburg, VA from 2007-2015. She managed the osprey research program and banded osprey throughout the Chesapeake Bay.  Libby now serves as an adviser for the OspreyWatch project.


The Solertium Team: Rob, Alison, Carl

The Solertium Team: Rob, Alison, Carl

Our talented programmers at Solertium crafted the code that maps your nests, logs observations, and archives photos in the OspreyWatch website. Read their blog post on an osprey banding trip  where they connected their website application to live data collection.