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N 60 B 844 C 9 E Jan 18, 2019 F Jan 18, 2019
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2018 NJ BALD EAGLE PROJECT REPORT
by: Larissa Smith, CWF Wildlife Biologist

The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ in partnership with the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife, Endangered and Nongame Species Program, has released the 2018 NJ Bald Eagle Project Report.

“Two hundred-four nest sites were monitored during the nesting season, of which 185 were documented to be active (with eggs) and 19 were territorial or housekeeping pairs. Thirty new eagle pairs were found this season, 20 in the south, nine in central and one in the north. One hundred-twenty-one nests (66%) of the 182 known-outcome nests produced 172 young, for a productivity rate of 0.94 young per active/known-outcome nest. The failure rate was well above average with 61 nests (33%) failing to produce. The Delaware Bay region remained the state’s eagle stronghold, with roughly half of nests located in Cumberland and Salem counties and the bayside of Cape May County.”

The number of active nests has increased while the number of young eagles fledged has decreased since a high of 216 young fledged in 2016. During the 2018 eagle nesting season there was an abundance of cold, wet, windy and snowy weather which was the cause for a portion of the nest failures. As the eagle population increases, there are more eagles competing for territories. This can also be a contributing factor in nest failures. NJ is still in the range of 0.9 to 1.1 young per nest which is needed for population maintenance with a productivity rate of 0.94 young per known-outcome/active nest in 2018. The 2018 NJ Eagle Project Report has all the details on the project including telemetry, re-sightings and recoveries.

The success of the eagle project is due to the tremendous dedication of the NJ Eagle Project Volunteers. They monitor the nests in all types of conditions and education people about the eagles with enthusiasm.

Link to the 2018 NJ Bald Eagle Project Report: www.conservewildlifenj.org/downloads/cwnj_852.pdf

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N 98 B 1.5K C 36 E Jan 16, 2019 F Jan 16, 2019
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Eastern Screech Owl

The Eastern Screech Owl or Eastern screech-owl (Megascops asio) is a small owl that is relatively common in Eastern North America, from Mexico to Canada. This species is native to most wooded environments of its distribution and, more so than any other owl in its range, has adapted well to manmade development, although it frequently avoids detection due to its strictly nocturnal habits.

For more info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_screech_owl

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Snowy Owl

The Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) is a large, white owl of the typical owl family. Snowy Owls are native to Arctic regions in North America and Eurasia. Younger Snowy Owls start with darker plumage, which turns lighter as they get older. Males are almost all white, while females have more flecks of gray plumage.

For more info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowy_owl

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N 67 B 1.1K C 18 E Jan 10, 2019 F Jan 13, 2019
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Northern Goshawk

The Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) is a medium-large raptor in the family Accipitridae, which also includes other extant diurnal raptors, such as Eagles, Buzzards and Harriers. As a species in the genus Accipiter, the Goshawk is often considered a "true hawk". The scientific name is Latin; Accipiter is "hawk", from accipere, "to grasp", and gentilis is "noble" or "gentle" because in the Middle Ages only the nobility were permitted to fly Goshawks for falconry.

For more info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_goshawk

Tags:   Accipiter Accipiter gentilis Accipitridae Birding Birds Birds of Prey Birdwatching Hawk Mother Nature Nature Nikon AF-S 600mm F4G ED VR Nikon D5 Northern Goshawk Ornithology Raptor US United States Wildlife Wildlife Photography © 2019 RGL Photography

N 80 B 1.4K C 26 E Jan 10, 2019 F Jan 11, 2019
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Northern Goshawk

The Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) is a medium-large raptor in the family Accipitridae, which also includes other extant diurnal raptors, such as Eagles, Buzzards and Harriers. As a species in the genus Accipiter, the Goshawk is often considered a "true hawk". The scientific name is Latin; Accipiter is "hawk", from accipere, "to grasp", and gentilis is "noble" or "gentle" because in the Middle Ages only the nobility were permitted to fly Goshawks for falconry.

For more info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_goshawk

Tags:   Accipiter Accipiter gentilis Accipitridae Birding Birds Birds of Prey Birdwatching Hawk Mother Nature Nature Nikon AF-S 600mm F4G ED VR Nikon D5 Northern Goshawk Ornithology Raptor US United States Wildlife Wildlife Photography © 2019 RGL Photography


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