Osprey group name

Asked August 14, 2018, 8:37 PM EDT

What is a group of ospreys called?

Multnomah County Oregon birds wildlife bird identification

2 Responses

If you're classifying these birds for science or research, flock is an appropriate term.

If you want to delve into literature and history, there are various names for a group of hawks such as a boil, cast, kettle or lease.

Learn more about ospreys and how you can conserve them at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Osprey/overview

Check out OSU's webcam on an osprey nest located in the Andrew's forest: http://webcam.oregonstate.edu/osprey/

Thank you! I got another possibility from Multnomah Co. Library via a Florida Audubon group that a “group” of osprey is a duet. Obviously, these birds do not flock although a family is a group. And since a “group” of hawks is kettle, that was suggested as well. They thoroughly enjoyed the question!