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 PeregrineCam!
Since 2000, state endangered peregrine falcons have nested on the rooftop of 101 Hudson Street in Jersey City, New Jersey. A webcam was installed on the rooftop in 2001 and captured their every move, allowing the rare opportunity to see peregrines court, incubate, and raise their young.
It has been more than 10 years since a live streaming camera was installed on the roof of 101 Hudson St. in Jersey City. This is the oldest wildlife focused webcam in New Jersey, which brought the daily lives of a pair of peregrine falcons into hundreds of classrooms, homes, and offices. Unfortunately, due to state and federal budget cuts, there is no longer funding for the Jersey City PeregrineCam. We have big plans to save the PeregrineCam and to revamp the old analog camera system to keep the camera system (which will allow us to keep it online), but we'll need your support to make this happen! With your support we are planning to install a new digital HD camera which will allow us the ability to take over the webcam from the NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife. It will also save the Division funding that, in turn, can be used to help fund the monitoring and management of peregrine falcons in New Jersey.
Help us save the Jersey City PeregrineCam! Sponsors like you will be showcased for tens of thousands of viewers across the region.
In addition to updated the PeregrineCam, CWF would like to expand outreach initiatives using the Bergen Record’s Newspaper in Education (NIE) Program. The Newspaper in Education Program puts newspapers into the hands of teachers and students each school day. Over 1,000 teachers throughout Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, and Morris Counties participate in the program. Each day, 14,000 newspapers are delivered to participating schools. In the newspaper, a student activity is printed on a specific topic that teachers can utilize to compliment their curriculum. In 2008 and 2009, CWF produced 2 NIE series, Days of the Peregrine and Rare and Wild in New Jersey. Days of the Peregrine followed the PeregrineCam and provided natural history interpretation about the nesting pair as well as activities for teachers to use in the classroom. It was well received and that moved CWF to produce Rare and Wild in New Jersey in 2009.
Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ seeks to create a 6-week educational series, Endangered in the City, in partnership with The Bergen Record's Newspaper in Education Program. Once a week for 6 weeks, a full color activity will appear in The Record (circulation 140,000/daily) focusing on New Jersey's urban and rare wildlife. The peregrine falcon will be the focal species, teaching students, as well as the general public, about New Jersey's unique natural resources and the variety of wildlife that exist with us; alongside our homes, shopping malls, and highways, sharing our forests, fields, and even our backyards. The newspaper series will encourage readers to learn more by visiting the PeregrineCam page. It will serve two roles as both an educational tool as well as a marketing and promotional tool.
Your sponsorship benefits include:
- Showcasing your business to over 1,000 daily visitors to the PeregrineCam. This past year the state's website had 105,000 page views in 4 months.
- 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.
Options for Coporate and Individual Sponsorship:
WebCam: To keep Jersey City's falcons streaming online, CWF must raise $10,000 to 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 tens of thousands of PeregrineCam viewers.
Education: CWF will launch a new, updated curriculum guide for public and private schools - Days of the Peregrine - using the PeregrineCam 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. This key campaign would require $15,000 to develop - but corporate sponsors would be welcomed at any level of support.
- Minimum needed to keep PeregrineCam online: $10,000
- Deadline for funding is December 31st, 2013
- Camera must be installed by January 30, 2014
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Jersey City Female
The nesting female has been calling Jersey City home since 2002.
Jersey City Tiercel
The nesting male is from New York City, but chose to nest in Jersey!
This program is a partnership with the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife who installed and maintained the camera since it was installed in 2001. We believe it was one of the first wildlife focused cameras that was streamed online. NJ Fish & Wildlife is also tasked with the monitoring and management of peregrines during the nesting season from March through June. This nest is one of twenty five nesting pairs (in 2013) of peregrines found in New Jersey. Historically peregrines only nested on cliffs and ledges of mountains. More recently they have adapted to nest in urban areas where buildings act as suitable areas where these falcons can nest. Urban areas also have large numbers of suitable prey (pigeons, doves, and other small birds) that help attract nesting pairs. In New Jersey, peregrines also nest on buildings in Elizabeth and Atlantic City.
Read highlights from the 2013 nesting season:
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.
- 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 us save the Jersey City Falcon WebCam! Sponsors like you will be showcased for tens of thousands of viewers across the region.
>> Contact Liz today!
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.