NJ falcons down, eagles up

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BRUCE A. SCRUTON / NJ HERALD – The population of peregrine falcons was down slightly last year, while the number of nesting pairs of bald eagles went up some, according to annual reports from the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife.

The population of bald eagles, which was down to one nesting pair in 1970, included 211 nesting sites monitored by volunteers in 2019 which produced 249 young eagles which fledged. There were 27 new eagle pairs discovered, five of them in the northern part of the state, however, none of them are in Sussex County which continued to have 11 known and monitored sites.

The full report is available at: www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/ensp/raptor_info.htm

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