Associated Press: Survey finds record number of bald eagles in southern New Jersey
Citizens United's Renee Brecht, of Millville, points out a newly installed nesting platform to entice Bald Eagles to build and nest during a nature walk along the Maurice River.
Photo credit: Dave Griffin
After two decades of sponsoring surveys, Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River and its Tributaries has found something new: record-breaking numbers of American bald eagles in Cumberland County. In the county, 82 bald eagles have been spotted, with a higher estimate of about 88. Just 12 years ago in 1998, only 17 bald eagles were observed in a survey of Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, Atlantic, Burlington and Ocean counties, Press archives show.