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Virginia Osprey Festival in Colonial Beach

April 15, 2023

Hosted by Downtown Colonial Beach and Colonial Beach Greenspace
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The Virginia Osprey Festival is one of the largest festivals of its kind celebrating the osprey’s annual return to Colonial Beach, birdwatching and the area's abundant natural resources.
Mission Statement
The Virginia Osprey Festival in Colonial Beach is committed to conserving the osprey and other abundant wildlife in Colonial Beach and the larger Potomac River watershed by providing educational events, programs, and community science opportunities that serve the local community, its surrounding areas of Virginia and beyond. 

The Virginia Osprey Festival in Colonial Beach would like to express its appreciation to the Potomac River Fisheries Commission and its Executive Director, Martin Gary, for their support and use of its facilities to the festival over the years.  Please visit their website and become familiar with this valuable organization located within the Town of Colonial Beach.

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Apr 15, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Colonial Beach,
Colonial Beach, VA 22443, USA
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Mike Callahan, Ospreys and Other Raptors Osprey Presentation and Guided Bird Walks  has a love of birds, and shares that love throughout Southern MD and Virginia’s Northern Neck where he is a very popular nature guide and presenter. 


He teaches environmental education for Charles County, MD Public Schools at the Nanjemoy Creek Environmental Education Center and works with the injured raptors housed there including owls, a red-tailed hawk and a bald eagle. 


Twice president of the Maryland Ornithological Society and Audubon Chapters, he is currently the Raptor Conservation Chair for the Southern Maryland Audubon Society with whom he helps monitor barn owl and kestrel nest boxes. 


On the Virginia side of the Potomac, he is the chief Ornithologist at Caledon State Park near King George, VA, famous for its eagle populations, where he conducts guided bird-walks and tours.  Mike helped found the Colonial Beach Osprey Festival in 2019 and was one of its original co-chairs.

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