Wednesday, December 23, 2009

2009 NJ Raptor Reports Available

The 2009 reports for three raptor species actively managed by the NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife's Endangered and Nongame Species Program are now available online. The reports for Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon and Osprey summarize management efforts, species status and results of this year's nesting season.

This year, there was a record number of 84 Bald Eagle pairs, which resulted in 69 active nests producing 99 eagle fledglings.

The number of Osprey nesting pairs recorded was 485; a 14% increase since the 2006 survey.

Peregrine Falcons increased also to 24 nesting pairs in 2009.

Visit on the division's website for more information on these species and to view the 2009 reports .

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