Monday, April 12, 2010

One step closer…

Thanks for sticking with us.

We are closer to our goal of bringing you a wonderful view into the Osprey nest at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge. The camera is up, the television in the Visitor Center is up, the website is up and the Osprey have returned and are building their nest. We are waiting on a little more sunshine before the camera will be fully up and streaming live video to our website and television in the Visitor Center. If you don’t live in the Treasure Valley in Idaho, we have had a cold, wet, and gray spring. The video feed will be intermittent until the batteries are fully charged by the sun. Please check back on a regular basis.

The Osprey-cam Website:

If you just can’t wait to see the Osprey, come and visit us! Our nature trail takes visitors near the nest site. Plus you will be able to watch the Osprey through our spotting scope and maybe on television from the Visitor Center. The visitor center is open Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The Visitor Center entrance is on the corner of Indiana Rd. and Roosevelt Rd.

Here are the directions from Boise.
Take Exit 33A (west-bound) or Exit 33 (east-bound) off of I-84.
After exiting the freeway, head west on Highway 55/Karcher Road.
Follow Karcher Road about 3.5 miles to Lake Avenue.
Turn left onto Lake Avenue and drive about 2.5 miles to the stop sign at Roosevelt Avenue.
Turn right onto Roosevelt Avenue.
At Indiana Avenue at the top of the hill, turn left into the refuge and follow the road to the Visitor Center

Please email with any questions.