2021 Another Successful Year for NJ’s Bald Eagles


Juliet Kaszas-Hoch
January 12, 2022
By Juliet Kaszas-Hoch

News FROM THE Area: As the Conserve Wildlife Foundation notes in a the latest report, the statewide population of bald eagles remained stable past 12 months, with 247 nest web-sites, 222 of which produced a overall of 296 youthful. (File Image by Ryan Morrill)
New Jersey’s bald eagles commence their courtships and nest advancements in early January, then lay eggs up until eventually about early March, caring diligently for their young when they hatch numerous months later on. And each year, the nonprofit Conserve Wildlife Foundation and the point out Division of Environmental Protection – together with volunteers for the N.J. Bald Eagle Venture – keep an eye on and doc the species.
The businesses have just produced the 2021 N.J. Bald Eagle Venture Report, and are delighted to announce the earlier 12 months was one more thriving a person for these birds of prey.
As CWF Biologist Larissa Smith observed in a website put up earlier this thirty day period, the statewide populace of bald eagles has remained stable, with 247 nest websites. “Of these nests, 222 were active (with eggs), with 296 youthful created,” she defined. In addition, 27 new eagle pairs had been found.
Smith extra, “These numbers could not have been reached or documented with out the committed efforts of the 130 N.J. Eagle Job volunteers who carry out the greater part of the nest observation do the job vital to monitoring the inhabitants and nest distribution of our state’s bald eagles. CWF is honored to deal with these volunteers in partnership with the (DEP’s) Endangered and Nongame Species Method, and many thanks them for their a must have services.”
To go through the entire 2021 bald eagle report, pay a visit to conservewildlifenj.org. The web page also consists of extra facts on the N.J. Bald Eagle Job, as properly as reside eagle cams.  —J.K.-H.

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