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2021 NJ Bald Eagle Project Report Released

January 8th, 2022

NJDEP & CWF Announce Successful Bald Eagle Nesting Season

by Larissa Smith, CWF biologist

Somerset County pair, by NJ Eagle Project Monitor, Rose Joy

The NJDEP and Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey have released the annual NJ Bald Eagle Project Report.

The 2021 nesting season was another successful one for New Jersey’s bald eagles, with the statewide population remaining stable at 247 nest sites. Of these nests, 222 were active (with eggs) with 296 young produced. Twenty-seven new eagle pairs were found.

These numbers could not have been achieved or documented without the dedicated efforts of the 130 New Jersey Eagle Project volunteers who conduct the majority of the nest-observation work vital to tracking the population and nest distribution of our state’s Bald eagles. CWF is honored to manage these volunteers in partnership with the Endangered and Nongame Species Program and thanks them for their invaluable service.

CWF would also like to thank our partners, who make our bald eagle conservation work possible, including PSE&G, Wakefern Food Corp./ShopRite Stores, P&G, Wells Fargo, Mercer County Parks, Wildlife Center Friends, the American Eagle Foundation, and the Zoological Society of New Jersey.

Click here to read the NJ Bald Eagle Project Report

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3 Responses to “2021 NJ Bald Eagle Project Report Released”

  1. Michael Rubin says:

    There is a new bald eagle nest visible from my yard. a mature pair have been roosting in a tree in my yard for the past year and built a new nest this past summer/fall. I can do reporting if it would be helpful. Please let me know.

  2. Rhonda DeStefano says:

    There has been a nesting pair on a Hooper Ave. Brick cell tower (overlooking Kettle Creek) since 2011. I thought that they were gone, but have been observing them the past month. Here’s a link to the old article. I don’t see the nest mentioned on any of the nest count pages.

  3. Ben Wurst says:

    Hi Rhonda, That nest is accounted for on our annual report. The nest name is Kettle Creek and the outcome is shown on page 13 of the report, where they fledged three young — one of which was found on the ground on June 19 and brought to TriState Bird Rescue for care and released on July 20.

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