A pair of our nation’s beloved bald eagles is nesting on a Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) transmission tower in Salem.
Wwatch live online, thanks to a partnership between New Jersey Audubon and PSE&G.
“The eagle cam will give millions the opportunity to witness first hand this amazing success story of our national bird’s recovery. This exciting endeavor would not be possible without support from PSE&G,” said Eric Stiles, president and CEO of New Jersey Audubon.
There are nine PSE&G transmission towers in New Jersey where eagles have previously or are currently nesting. The utility takes steps to protect the birds as well as its electrical equipment. Whenever possible, PSE&G teams modify their work schedules to avoid towers where active nests are present.
The recovery of the Bald Eagle in New Jersey is a success story. In 1973, when the Endangered and Nongame Species Conservation Act was passed, there was just one nesting pair, in a remote forest in Cumberland County. Thanks to efforts from organizations including NJ Audubon, NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife and Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ, the species is coming back from the brink of extinction. Today, there are more than 150 nesting pairs of bald eagles statewide. Eagles are still on the endangered species list, but by protecting habitat and waterways used by eagles, smart conservation will help to maintain and enhance this species’ recovery.