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New Jersey 101.5: Record number of ospreys last year

March 13th, 2019

Story by Joe Cutter, New Jersey 101.5

Photo by Ben Wurst, CWF Habitat Program Manager

A new report finds that a record number of ospreys were observed in New Jersey during the year 2018. The report was prepared by the state Division of Fish and Wildlife and The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey.

Report co-author Benjamin Wurst, of The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, says 932 ospreys were spotted along New Jersey’s coast last year. Wurst says part of the increase has to do with less pollution.

“We are just not seeing the prevalence of these pollutants, in the form where it would actually hurt them,” Wurst said.

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One Response to “New Jersey 101.5: Record number of ospreys last year”

  1. Karl M. Soehnlein says:

    State Line Lookout hawk watch reported 956 Ospreys during the 2018 fall migration. Most of them came down the Hudson River.

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