Conserve Wildlife Blog NJ’s nest cams deliver action with eagles, falcons, and more

April 4th, 2019

Jim Wright, whose “Bird Watcher” column appears twice-weekly in The Record and on, shares his favorite places to spot rare and beautiful birds in North Jersey. Video created with Wochit.

Nest cams offer you a peek into the natural world from the comfort of your own phone or computer screen. Jim Wright interviews CWF Executive Director David Wheeler about the cams and why they are such an effective way to connect people to wildlife.

“Viewers feel the drama, the danger, the sibling squabbles, the results of chases for prey, the perils of wind and rain and snow and windblown trees, and of course the joys of a new egg hatching or a bird taking flight for the first time,” Wheeler explains.

CWF has long led the efforts to offer free wildlife webcams, made possible by generous sponsors and partners such as Phillips 66 and Union County Parks, whom CWF partners with on the Union County peregrine falcon cam in Elizabeth.

In recent years, CWF’s education program, built around the wildlife webcams, has greatly expanded thanks to sponsors including the PSEG Foundation, Victoria Foundation, the David & Carol Lackland Family Foundation, the Zoological Society of New Jersey, Church & Dwight Employee Giving Fund, New Jersey Natural Gas, Mercer County Parks Department, Mercer County Wildlife Center, Wildlife Center Friends, Wakefern Food Corp/ShopRite Markets, Atlantic City Electric, GAF, The Merrill G. & Emita E. Hastings Foundation, the New Jersey Education Association, and the Osprey Foundation.

Want your company to help New Jerseyans connect to wildlife? We’re looking for sponsors for our Jersey City Falcon Cam – contact Liz Silvernail for more information.

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