There are several good plans available for constructing your own osprey nest platform.
A few key features:
- Base of nest platform should have multiple drain holes to prevent flooding during heavy rain.
- Platforms build on land should include a predator guard to protect eggs and young from ground predators.
- The nest should have at least one perch pole.
- The nest platform should be able to support the weight of 300 lbs.
- The nest platform should be at least 3′ x 3′.