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Virginia Osprey Foundation

Virginia Osprey Festival, Save the Date!  April 13, 2024

Slideshow photos courtesy of Bob Lennox

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Mission Statement
The Virginia Osprey Foundation is dedicated to the protection of Osprey and their habitats in Virginia.  Through science, education, advocacy and community engagement, our mission is to foster a sustainable environment where Osprey thrive.

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.

The International Osprey Foundation

From Joanie Millward, President of the Virginia Osprey Foundation.  Please consider becoming a member of The International Osprey Foundation. They are an amazing organization and have been an amazing partner.

Latest News!

CLICK HERE to view past events in the community!

Virginia Osprey Festival Commemorative Ornament

The amazing Osprey Love Sign, by Robert Wayt Smith, has been reproduced in the form of an ornament by Beacon Design, the same company that produces the White House Ornament each year. It comes beautifully boxed and you can pre-order now. 


Ornaments are due to arrive mid-February and will be available for pick-up.  Receive your ornament for a $25 Donation, all proceeds go to the Virginia Osprey Foundation.  For an extra $6.00 we will ship to you!

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Growing Up Osprey, The First Five Months
Please Join us and Bob Lennox, Producer
St. Mary’s Episcopal Churtch
203 Dennison St.
(Across from Town Hill)
April 13 at 3:00 p.m.

Sign up for Bird Walks!

Pre-Registration Required

Sunday April 14, 2024, 9:00 a.m.


As a part of our festival, the Northern Neck Master Naturalists, Middle Peninsula Master Naturalists, and Department of Wildlife Resources will be hosting bird walks in three of our local parks on Sunday, April 14 beginning at 9:00 a.m.   Please meet in the Visitor’s Center of the location that you select.  All walks are approximately one-hour long.    In the event of inclement weather, the bird walks will be canceled and you will be notified by email and it will be posted on our Facebook page.  You can sign up below or you can sign up at the Northern Neck Master Naturalist booth on Saturday.  All Walks Begin at 9:00 a.m.

Please dress according to weather!

George Washington’s Birthplace

1732 Pope’s Creek road

Colonial Beach, VA  22443

Meet in the Visitor’s Center Parking Lot

Westmoreland State Park

145 Cliff Road

Montross, VA

Meet in the Visitor’s Center Parking Lot Entrance/parking fee required $5.00

James Monroe’s Birthplace

4460 James Monroe Highway

Colonial Beach, VA  22443

Meet in Parking Lot

Children’s Bird Walk


A Children’s Bird Walk is being offered at the Festival, it will be led by a Northern Neck Master Naturalist and a Middle Peninsula Master Naturalist!  The walk will begin at 11:00 at the Northern Neck Master Naturalist Booth on Town Hill.  Sign-ups are limited to 15 children and your child must be accompanied by a parent.  We recommend you pre-register to ensure your child’s participation! 


Tickets are $10 for a single or three for $20.

Check out this beautiful painting, titled, "Early Spring" 30 x 40, acrylic by artist Robert Wayt Smith (Bob).


Bob created this painting explicitly for the Virginia Osprey Festival. It is currently hanging at the Colonial Buzz Espresso and Wine Bar.


Tickets are now on sale, cash or check if purchasing from the Buzz. I will accept credit card as well!

The tickets will be sold through the festival date, April 13. We will draw the winner in the afternoon!

Thank you, Bob, for your support!!

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Virginia Ospreys

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.

Thank You to Our 2024 Festival Sponsors!

Click Here to Learn More About Our Sponsors

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