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July 3rd, 2010

Monitoring Ospreys in New Jersey

By Ben Wurst, Habitat Program Manager

On June 29th I visited Fort Monmouth to survey the nesting platforms there. Four structures were occupied including this platform that was placed along a tributary of the Shrewsbury River, an area in need of more nesting structures for ospreys. A total of 8 young were produced there this year. The young were banded with a federal USGS bird band for future tracking.

The view from a man lift that provides easy access to an osprey nesting platform at Fort Monmouth. © Ben Wurst

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