Bald eagles live at the Oradell reservoir

Eagles _July2The bald eagle is listed as threatened (non-breeding season) and endangered (breeding season) in New Jersey. From 1970-1982 NJ had only one nesting pair, but following the ban of DDT in 1972 and the active restoration efforts of the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program, there are now close to 200 active nesting pairs of bald eagles in New Jersey.

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We are lucky enough to live close to one of them!

This pair was spotted by Cindy Kennedy on 7/13 Eagles _July3sunning and bathing themselves on the western shore of the Oradell Reservoir south of Parkside Rd (Pascack Brook enters just north of where they are standing).

New Jersey bald eagles reside year round. In February-May 1-3 chicks hatch and the your birds will fledge the nest in late June-early July. For more information about bald eagles in New Jersey, please look at these links, including links to “live eagle cameras”!

http://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/ensp/pdf/end-thrtened/baldeagle.pdf

http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/eaglecam/

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