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Peregrine falcons in Jersey City

The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife are investigating why window washers sprayed a nest of endangered peregrine falcons living on a Jersey City skyscraper, causing two juvenile chicks to fall 41 stories. The incident began in the morning on Sunday, June 16 when window washers entered the

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This winter we admitted a record number of Saw Whet Owls. From October through February we admitted 23 of these little birds. Saw Whet Owls are generally found much further north, however in “irruptive” years large numbers of birds move south. The exact cause of these irruptions is not

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January 24, 2018 (courtesy of Bayonne Briefs) Rescuers at NJ Animal Control and Rescue save a snowy owl stuck in an industrial chimney at a power plant in Bayonne on Jan. 8. Likely trying to escape the bitter cold, the owl became trapped when workers at the plant spotted

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(Photo credit: John Pingor) By ELIZABETH PARASCANDOLA-CLEE November 22, 2017 at 7:33 AM CLARK, NJ – It is Thanksgiving week and one nocturnal raptor living in town has much to be thankful for this year.    The Great-Horned owl found caught in a soccer net at Arthur L. Johnson High

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By Justin Zaremba- June 25, 2016 (NJ.com) SUSSEX — Nine months after he was found shot and suffering from lead poisoning, Lily, a bald eagle, has been released back into the wild in time for the fall migration, according to The Raptor Trust, the wild bird rehabilitation center that took in the bird. Lily, despite […]

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By Mark DiIonno- June 26, 2014 (NJ.com) It is a summer day at the Raptor Trust, and the convoy of SUVs begins. From each emerges a mother and child, or children, holding a box. In the box is an injured bird, or abandoned baby birds. “If we had a

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By Kelly Nicholaides- August 4, 2017 (NorthJersey.com) CARLSTADT – After he was found emaciated and on a sidewalk near a bagel shop on Aug. 3, an injured hawk that Carlstadt neighbors named “Koko” is at The Raptor Trust rehabilitation facility. The juvenile red-tailed male hawk is part of a family of four that keep Garden […]

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