Fishing Line on the Patchogue New York Osprey nest. Can you help?

22 May 2023

I reached out to three wildlife rehabilitation clinics near to Patchogue NY area over the weekend. I have not heard back from anyone.

I have just spoken to the person who runs the emergency line at Save the Animals Rescue Foundation. (631) 736-8207 is their urgent help line. He told me he is not familiar with Patchogue, NY despite the fact that they service Long Island. He will pass the information along.

The closest wildlife rehab is in Brookhaven. They have an answering machine. If anyone can phone them tomorrow this would be helpful. I have just filled up their answering machine!

Wildlife and Ecology Center
249 Buckley Road
Holtsville, NY 11742
Phone 631-451-5330

I have also been given the number for the Highway Patrol which is 631-451-9200 in the area.

The monofilament line on the osprey nest – where there are four chicks – is now spreading to the middle of the nest where it could easily entangle these babies and the parents and/or both.

Here are the images.

In the image above, the osplet could easily have its head in that fishing line.

Thank you!


  1. Linda Kontol says:

    Hello Mary Ann! I just saw this and I don’t know if there has been anything done by this time of night. If not I will definitely try to help tomorrow!
    Thanks for all the info on how to contact help!

    1. Thank you, as always, for your help. It looks as if everyone who needs to know does and they are waiting a permit from USFWS. Fingers crossed for a happy ending.

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