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Pandion haliaetus

Additional details on Population Estimates:

United States:

The following population estimates are from Rich et al. (2004) and are based mainly on extrapolations from Breeding Bird Survey data:
Arizona: 300
California: 7,500
Colorado: 190
Connecticut: 200
Delaware: 1,100
Florida: 30,000

Georgia: 400
Idaho: 13,000
Illinois: 20
Kentucky: 500
Louisiana: 300
Maine: 1,800
Maryland: 3,000
Massachusetts: 500
Michigan: 900
Minnesota: 700
Montana: 9,000
Nevada: 20
Nebraska: 6
New Hampshire: 60
New Jersey: 1,500
New Mexico: 80
New York: 500
North Carolina: 3,000
Ohio: 50
Oregon: 7,500
Pennsylvania: 140
Rhode Island: 140
South Carolina: 190
South Dakota: 300
Tennessee: 90
Texas: 170
Utah: 800
Vermont: 60
Virginia: 1,500
Washington: 6,000
West Virginia: 20
Wyoming: 3,000
Wisconsin: 1,200
New Jersey: There were an estimated 485 nesting pairs in 2009, representing an increase of 21% in the breeding population since 2006 (Clark 2009). The fall season average count of migrating Ospreys at Cape May has increased from about 1,200 in the 1970s to about 2,500 in the 2000s (Boyle 2011).





















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