Did you know?
2003 was the first year that peregrine falcons successfully nested on the cliffs at the New Jersey Palisades since the 1950s.
Save the Jersey City Falcon Cam!
Since 2000, state endangered peregrine falcons have nested on a skyscraper rooftop in Jersey City, New Jersey. A webcam installed in 2001 has since captured their every move, allowing hundreds of thousands of people to enjoy peregrines courting, incubating, and raising their young.
Unfortunately, due to state and federal budget cuts, there is no longer funding for the NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife to manage the Jersey City Falcon Cam.
Conserve Wildlife Foundation hopes to replace the old analog system with a new digital high-definition camera. This will allow us to continue streaming video this nesting season, but we'll need your support to make this happen.
We also seek to expand education and outreach for the Falcon Cam. This can include a 6-week educational column in the Bergen Record about the peregrine falcon and a new curriculum guide for teachers to use the Falcon Cam as a tool for learning in their classroom.
Conserve Wildlife Foundation has set a $20,000 fundraising goal for the Jersey City Falcon Cam.
We've extended the deadline for funding to February 28th for the first $10,000 for the hardware and software necessary to keep the falcon cam streaming online.
The second $10,000 is needed by February 28, 2014 to expand education and outreach offerings to teachers, students, and the general public.
Options for Corporate and Individual Sponsorship:
WebCam: To keep Jersey City's falcons streaming online, CWF must convert the old analog camera system to a new digital IP camera and necessary hardware. Corporate sponsors that help us reach this goal will be spotlighted for over 60,000 Falcon Cam viewers.
Education: CWF will launch a new, updated curriculum guide for public and private schools - Days of the Peregrine - using the Falcon Cam as a tool for teaching concepts including animal behavior, bird biology, food chains, contaminants, endangered species, biodiversity, and urban wildlife. We will complement this with a Bergen Record Newspaper in Education series that will reach over a million readers over the coarse of six weeks.
Corporate sponsorship benefits include:
- Showcasing your business to over 5,000 weekly visitors to the Falcon Cam.
- Recognition on CWF’s website and social media – including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and our blog – reaching thousands of viewers daily.
- Inclusion on our mainstream media outreach to newspapers, television, radio, and conservation blogs.
- Prominent credit in our promotional and educational outreach materials.
- The goodwill of supporting CWF’s statewide mission to protect rare wildlife.
Month of the Falcon
In January 2014, we dedicated this month as the "Month of the Falcon" to help raise awareness for state endangered peregrine falcons. In Part I we described why falcons are so unique. Part II covered their decline and reintroduction to New Jersey with historic photos. Part II will cover the history of the famous pair that nests in Jersey City. The finale will explore the many ways you can strengthen your own personal connection to peregrine falcons in New Jersey, from top viewing locations to the chance for accompanying biologists on a falcon banding! Besides the text we've also been sharing awesome photos of peregrines in New Jersey that were captured by some very talented wildlife photographers.
Jersey City Female
The nesting female has been calling Jersey City home since 2004.
Jersey City Tiercel
The nesting male is from New York City, but chose to nest in Jersey!
- Learn more about the history of the Falcon Cam
- Peregrine Project, including past project reports
- Peregrine Falcon information including life history, habitat, range, reproduction, status and conservation.
Liz Silvernail, Director of Development: Email
Ben Wurst, Habitat Program Manager: Email
Help band falcons!
Enter to win a chance to help band peregrine nestlings at the Jersey City nest.
Help us save the Jersey City Falcon Cam! Corporate Sponsors will be showcased for over 60,000 viewers across the metropolitan region.
Meet the nesting Pair!
We're able to identify most peregrine falcons by their leg bands. Learn more about the pair that nests in Jersey City.