New Jersey’s Bald Eagles Continue To Grow

Posted: Jan 16 2016, 6:13am CST | by , in News | Latest Science News

 
New Jersey’s Bald Eagles Continue to Grow
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New Jersey’s many bald eagles continue to proliferate and so this once-endangered species is well on its way to recovery.

The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey has released a report recently. According to this report, the nests of bald eagles have been growing back to their original levels.

In the 80s, there was just a single nest in the whole state. But now there are 161 pairs of bald eagles. It is such an inspiration to see this rare bird get back on track.

According to the executive director of the CWF, “The thrill of seeing a bald eagle fly across the sky is unparalleled. This report captures how these eagles are continuing their All-American return.”

More than a dozen pairs of bald eagles were detected this time around. Most of them were in the southern regions. And the rest were found in Central and Northern New Jersey.

Bald eagles grow up to be large and regal birds. They normally have wing spans of six to seven feet. These giant birds are segregated to US territories and are to be found near water ways. In New Jersey, they commonly make their nests and remain static on an annual basis.

The mating and nest creation that these birds take part in occurs around December. Some of them build nests that are absolutely huge. These makeshift homes may weigh as much as 2000 pounds.

Cameras have been installed to note down the behavior of these bald eagles. They offer a closeup view of these birds in action as they feed their young.

The EagleCam has a viewership of 10 million. The population of these rare birds have grown considerably over the years since their times of scarcity. The recovery struggle seems to have paid off in scads.

Bald eagles are an American treasure and heritage species. They are virtually a symbol of the United States. The addition of five new pairs of bald eagles is a sign of hope for these fine feathered beings.

And with environmental protection being the main concern of the United States, the bald eagle is bound to regain its previous population levels. Mainly the reason behind the decline of these beautiful birds was the DDT in the environment.

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