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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!

Growing up Osprey, The First Five Months
A documentary by Robert Lennox
Movie Premiere
April 6th 3:30pm
at The Ice House Brewery
Sponsored by the Virginia Osprey Foundation

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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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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