Conserve Wildlife Blog

Happy National Bald Eagle Day!

June 20th, 2019

Story by: Alison Levine

Photo From Mercer County Parks

Eagle enthusiasts in New Jersey have plenty to celebrate today on National Bald Eagle Day. Thanks to our dedicated Bald Eagle Project volunteers we know that so far this year 96 bald eagles have fledged from their New Jersey nests! Eagles have come a long way in the Garden State since the early 1980s when there was only one active nest in the whole state.

We also have news from Mercer County, where an eaglet was found on the ground, having fallen from his nest last week. The Mercer County Wildlife Center reports that he is doing well and they expect to be able to re-nest the eagle soon. The nest volunteers Kevin and Karin Buynie report that the eaglet’s nest mate is doing well and has been active, preening, standing and flapping its wings.

Our partners at PSE&G are also honoring National Bald Eagle Day with this excellent article celebrating the fact that New Jersey residents have the best chance of their lives to see a bald eagle right here in our home state.

CWF partners with PSEG, the Mercer County Park Commission, Mercer County Wildlife Center, and Wildlife Center Friends and Duke Farms to protect bald eagles in New Jersey. Thank you to the Wakefern Food Corp./ShopRite Markets, Wells Fargo, Chemours and the American Eagle Foundation for additional eagle program funding.

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