More Than 100 Bald Eagle Nests Now In New Jersey

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More Than 100 Bald Eagle Nests Now In New Jersey
New Jersey Fish and Game
New Jersey Fish and Game

Trenton, NJ –-( The dramatic recovery of the American bald eagle has reached a milestone in New Jersey, with more than 100 pairs now nesting in the Garden State, according to a newly released analysis of the species' population.

The survey by the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife's Endangered and Nongame Species Program counted 102 pairs of actively nesting eagles, plus 11 more pairs in the process of establishing nesting territories.

The survey documented a record 22 new nests, of which 16 are in southern New Jersey, four in northern New Jersey and two in central New Jersey.

To learn more about this milestone, view the NJDEP news release at ; for more information on eagles in New Jersey, including the 2011 Eagle Report, visit on the division's website.

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