2017 New Jersey Bald Eagle Report – Dec. 2017

Bald Eagle, Morris County, NJ (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Further down on this page is a link to the 2017 New Jersey Bald Eagle Project Report, released on December 4.

Larissa Smith, Biologist and Volunteer Manager of the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ and Kathleen E. Clark prepared the report. Larissa offered the following comments in a message to the project volunteers:

“In 2017 the number of active nests stayed about the same as in 2016, but fledging was down from the past three seasons with 190 fledged. The productivity rate of 1.25 young per active nest is still above the required range of 0.0 to 1.1 for population maintenance. There could be several factors affecting the productivity including weather conditions and food supply. Last season there were also reports of “intruder” eagles at several nests which did disrupt the nesting attempts of several pairs. Every nesting season is different and we learn something new about nesting eagles every year.”

Here is the link to the report:
2017 Annual NJ Bald Eagle Report

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