Materials List for Osprey Platform
Item Quantity Size Description Approx. Price
Lumber
Pole
1
16'
6" x 6" Pressure Treated
$48.50
Box Frame
1
12'
2" x 6" Pressure Treated
9.00
Platform Base
1
5'
2" x 6" Pressure Treated (10' length)
7.50
Perch Base
2
8'
2" x 6" Pressure Treated
12.00
Side Supports
1
3'
5/4" x 6" Pressure Treated (Ripped) extra good for additional nests
9.00
Wire Mesh
Hardware Cloth
1
3' Square
1/4" Galvanized
9.00
Fasteners
Platform Base to Pole
2
3/8" x 6"
Galvanized Lag Bolts
1.20
2
3/8"
Galvanized Flat Washers
.20
Box to Platform Base
8
#8 x 3"
Coated Square Drive Deck Screws
5.49/Lb.
Four Corners of Box
12
#8 x 3"
Coated Square Drive Deck Screws
Perch Brace to Platform Brace
2
3/8" x 8"
Galvanized Carriage Bolts and Nuts
2.00
2
3/8"
Galvanized Washers
.20
Perch Braces to Pole
1
1/2" x 10"
Galvanized Hex Bolt
3.25
2
1/2"
Galvanized Flat Washers
.50
Fasten Wire to Box
40
3/4"
Galvanized Fence Staples (2.39/lb.)
1.00
Side Supports to Box
8
8b
Galvanized Nails (1.99/lb.)
.50
Estimated Total Cost*
$109.34
All poles must have a predator guard!
Please contact:
Kathy Clark, Principal Zoologist
Department of Fish, Game and Wildlife
Endangered and Nongame Species Program
2201 Route 631, Woodbine, NJ 08270
609-628-2103

Let the program know where you place osprey nest platforms and when they are used by a pair of ospreys. They will include the site in biennial surveys. Thank you for helping osprey in New Jersey.

* prices based on 2007 costs