Ospreys return to law school nest, along with naming contest

Ospreys on nest with eggs

An Osprey couple has returned to a nest on top of the University of Oregon School of Law, and three baby ospreys are on the way.

As in past years, the law school is holding a naming contest for the three chicks. Anyone interested in suggesting names can submit ideas through an online form.

On May 20, suggestions will be compiled into a themed survey for voting and shared on the law school’s social media channels. Voters will be able to select five favorite names, and the three with the most votes will be chosen. The winning names will be announced June 1.

The law school installed a video camera, named the Professor Emerita Margie Paris Osprey Cam, above the birds' nest to offer real-time viewing. More than 170,000 visitors have viewed the livestream since its installation.

For those interested in updates, check out the Oregon Law Facebook page. For even more osprey content, check out the Oregon Law Osprey Group, where fellow observers can connect and stay updated about the bird family.