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This is only one of 26 nesting pairs of peregrine falcons found in New Jersey.

 
 

Jersey City Falcon Cam

Welcome to the 17th season of the Jersey City Falcon Cam! Since 2000, state endangered peregrine falcons have nested on a skyscraper rooftop in Jersey City, New Jersey.


Welcome to the home of the Jersey City Falcon Cam – a popular webcam that has captured the annual life cycle of a pair of state endangered Peregrine falcons nesting on a Jersey City skyscraper. This is the 17th season of 24/7 live streaming video, which is the oldest online streaming wildlife camera in New Jersey. In 2014, Conserve Wildlife Foundation undertook a fundraising effort to save the Falcon Cam, which was run by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife's Endangered and Nongame Species Program. We'd like to thank everyone who donated to help keep the Falcon Cam online!! Please consider making a donation to support the Jersey City Falcon Cam.

Above you see two views: one from outside of the nestbox (currently NOT online), and one from inside the nestbox. We hope to get the sound online in early March. If you have any technical problems, please email Ben Wurst.

Falcon Cam Interaction

Falcon Cam Interaction

Here you can view the live feed and interact with biologists and other viewers.

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2017 Nestbox News

March 8

Image of The tiercel at the peregrine falcon nest atop 101 Hudson St. in Jersey City, NJ.The tiercel at the peregrine falcon nest atop 101 Hudson St. in Jersey City, NJ. Ben Wurst

We visited 101 Hudson on Tuesday to try and determine the problem with the PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cam that faces the nestbox. We assumed that the camera just needed to be reset. Well, we were wrong. We went through all the steps of trying to access the camera but it was not getting any power. From there it could have been three things: a bad PoE (power over ethernet), network wire, or camera. We really hoped that it wasn't the camera (the most expensive piece of the system) and luckily it wasn't. We removed the camera to test with another wire inside and it worked! So, that meant that the wire was bad. The only problem was that we didn't have a replacement wire that was long enough to make the span... So, we'll be returning to 101 Hudson to make the necessary repairs so that we can have the same view that our falcons have of the Hudson River and the New York skyline.

In other news, we were surprised to see both birds, who showed up right when we were leaving. We snuck outside to try and capture a few photos of them. The female skirted away quite quickly but the new male (we believe he replaced the other new male last year). We didn't see much of his last year, but on Tuesday he was quite content with our brief presence. We're hoping for the best and that they mate this year... We know all our Jersey City falcon fans are eager for some activity this year! --Ben

February 28, 2017

Image of An empty nestbox on February 28. 2017.An empty nestbox on February 28. 2017.

We are working to get the Falcon Cam online. Right now the inside cam is working and no birds have been seen inside the nestbox lately. A visit to 101 Hudson St. is needed since the pan-tilt-zoom camera and audio encoder are not working. In addition, we are having problems getting the live feed from the pinhole (inside) camera online through our streaming partner. Please bare with us as we get the camera online (hopefully this week). We have heard that 41/AX has been seen around 101 Hudson, so we are hopeful for a more positive (and productive!) nesting season this year! Stay tuned! -Ben

2013 Nestbox News

2013 Nestbox News

Highlights from the 2013 nesting season at 101 Hudson St. in Jersey City, New Jersey as viewed from the Peregrine falcon webcam.

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2012 Nestbox News

2012 Nestbox News

Highlights from the 2012 nesting season at 101 Hudson St. in Jersey City, New Jersey as viewed from the Peregrine falcon webcam. In collaboration with the NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program

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2016 Nestbox News

2016 Nestbox News

This was somewhat of a depressing season for loyal Falcon Cam viewers. The new pair did produce an egg but failed to incubate it. We believe the male was lost during the beginning of the nesting season and was replaced by another non-banded male.

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2014 Nestbox News

2014 Nestbox News

Check out highlights from the 2014 nesting season when one nestling was fostered into the nest atop 101 Hudson St. in Jersey City.

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2015 Nestbox News

2015 Nestbox News

Highlights from the 15th season of the Jersey City Falcon Cam. There was a turnover in the nestingh pair this year and no young were produced.

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CONTACT US:

Liz Silvernail, Director of Development: Email
609.292.3707
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Ben Wurst, Habitat Program Manager: Email
609.628.2103

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