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Two new osprey platforms installed at Sweet Springs Nature Preserve

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Posted at 6:09 PM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-23 00:41:31-05

Ospreys have two new places to nest at the Sweet Springs Nature Preserve in Los Osos, thanks to a local non-profit.

The Morro Coast Audubon Society installed the two osprey platforms after raising $5,000 through its Giving Tuesday campaign.

The non-profit discussed ideas to help the ospreys in the Morro Bay area, and with the help of experts from local, state, and federal agencies, settled on two nesting platforms for the native bird.

"In the near future, we'll all be putting a few more platforms around other parts of Morro Bay so we're just getting started with a pretty exciting program," said David Clendenen, Sweet Springs Nature Preserve Manager.

The osprey is a native bird to the Central Coast and its population has grown in the past five years in Los Osos.

Nearly a dozen ospreys have been reported in the area of the Sweet Springs Nature Preserve.