Wetlands Institute’s Research on Bald Eagle’s food preferences and insight into rebounding species.

Food habits of nesting Bald Eagles in New Jersey.

In 2010 The Wetlands Institute, in collaboration with The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, initiated a study of skeletal remains collected from bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) nests scattered throughout New Jersey.  Preliminary analysis of this material has provided insight into the food preferences and ecological impact of the rebounding bald eagle population in New Jersey.  We plan to continue this project in 2011.