With More Than 200 Nests Reported In 2020, The Bald Eagle Is Officially Making A Comeback In New Jersey

In 1982, New Jersey had only one remaining active Bald Eagle nest – the Bear Swamp Nest. There were once at least 20 but the use of the pesticide DDT and other environmental factors wiped out much of the species between 1950 and 1972 when DDT was banned.  Unfortunately, the one remaining nest was not producing young. This meant the inevitable extinction of the species in our state, until…

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Have you seen a Bald Eagle in New Jersey? Duke Farms in Hillsborough is a great place to spot them. They even have an Eagle Cam that you can enjoy from home, but it was downed during a storm and, to avoid disturbing the birds, it will not be replaced until the next nesting season. At the start of spring, there were two chicks in the nest!