12-12-2013 I was driving along Roxiticus Rd in Mendham NJ when I caught a flash of movement in the field to my right. Looked over and the first thing I saw was a big white tail on a brown bird. It flew the length of the field and landed in a tree. I pulled alongside and could clearly see a Bald Eagle. This is close to the Schiff Nature Preserve. This is the first time seeing one in the wild. I didn't realize there were any in NJ. Very cool.
On December 12th in Clementon NJ, in the area of the Camden County Pillings Lake Natural Area. I first heard a raucaus noise, that I would compare to my wheelbarrow when the wheel needs to be greased. I then saw two bald eagles apparently trying to rough each other up. They seperated and flew over the area near each other for about a minute until heading off towards what would be the area of the Pine Hill Scout Reservation and an abandoned sand wash. I wonder, were they mating or fighting?
Spotted a single large bald eagle flying down the lake at Oakwood Lakes in
Medford NJ on Dec 4, 2013 at 10:30am. It flew in the direction of
Birchwood lakes. Beautiful bird. Very cool spotting it in Medford.
12/2/2013 – I was sitting as a passenger in a car heading to the George Washington Bridge when I spotted a large, beautiful bald eagle perched high in a tree gazing out at the Hudson River. This happened at approximately 9:15 AM. I’ve never seen one around here before.
At 10:00 AM, 11-30-2013, I saw a pair of bald eagles about 1.5 miles south of Frenchtown, NJ, flying south along the eastern edge of the Delaware river.
I live in Montville, NJ very close to Pyramid Mountain. On November 29, 2013 I saw 2 bald eagles flying over my house on their way to Pyramid Mountain, where I think they live. This is not the first time I have seen them, but it was the first time I was able to get a picture.
Two bald eagles flew over our property in Voorhees on Saturday, 11/23/13 just before dusk.
November 23, 2013: I observed a lone mature bald eagle perched at the top of a tree on the shoreline of PointView Reservoir in Wayne, NJ, i.e., along Berdan Avenue. I have seen bald eagles in flight at this same location in the past. Awesome.
I saw 2 bald eagles today above the river right along Rt 18 in New Brunswick, NJ.
My son and I saw a large bald eagle flying over my back yard in Piscataway, NJ today, 11/19/13. We live next to the Rutgers Ecological Preserve.
We spotted two bald eagles on our wooded property in Red Bank, NJ near Shadow Lake on November 16th at approximately 8:20am. They appeared to be a mated pair.
On November 10 I saw a bald eagle standing in a field on Hainesport-Mount Laurel Rd in Hainesport Township NJ
Saw an enormous bald eagle swoop across our lake this morning. We are on Upper Greenwood Lake in West Milford, NJ just across the border from NY. He/she lit in a tree across the lake from us, where he/she sat for about 15 minutes before taking off.
A large flock of beautiful bufflehead ducks has been here for about two weeks now, resting and fattening up before continuing on their migratory journey. It looked like the eagle may have been scoping out a potential meal.
Gorgeous and exciting to watch!!
Two eagles 11/8/2013, different locations in Southern, New Jersey.
Around 1:30 between exit 15 and 16 of Rt. 295S Gloucester Co. The adult bald eagle was perched in one of the trees visible from the highway above a pond. I have seen one in this area a few times usually in the air, this is the first time I have seen one perched.
Around 5:00 about .5 mile south of Rt. 30 an adult bald eagle came across the interstate (Rt. 295), pretty low (I could see it clearly driving).
Not sure if it was the same eagle, but very cool to have two sightings in the same day.
At 10:50 a.m. Nov. 7, 2013, my wife Kimiko and I saw a Bald Eagle feeding on a road killed fawn on the North side of Ferrell Road in the field on the West side of house number 40 Ferrell Road, South Harrison Township. It was a mature male, brilliant white in all his glory. I had seen three Bald Eagles about 2 and a half weeks ago flying high above our area, we live at 1405 Commissioners Road, Mullica Hill (South Harrison Township actually) and was thrilled to see them, but to see one close up at about 100 feet away was unbelievable for me. Hadn't seen any since a trip to Alaska in 1989. Anyway, I failed to get a photo or video of the Eagle because he flew up into a tree in the backyard of #40 Ferrell Road. I did take a digital photo of the fawn it was scavenging however. There were no vultures in the area at all, something that actually drew the Eagles to our area in the incident I described before. There were about 15 vultures circling and way off South of here the Eagles appeared very high above the vultures. They came towards the vultures, but since they apparently weren't on a kill, flew back South again. Though the eagles were at least a third of a mile away, it appeared to be two adults and an immature one that hung with one mature bird while the other investigated the vultures more closely. I used 10X binoculars to see them and knew pretty quick they were Bald Eagles.
Here are the coordinates: 39.684706,-75.260574
Thanks for the opportunity to report these sightings and very happy to see Eagles back in South Jersey.
James H. Lawrence
I was driving on Reservoir Rd. along the Canister Reservoir in Northern N.J when the eagle took of from the side of the road, it was a beautiful sight.
I saw a bald eagle on route 73, Marlton, NJ on Monday, 10/28 at 11:30 am. It had just caught something and whatever it was was trying to wiggle out. Eagle never let go but worked hard to keep it.
I spotted a pair of adult, bald eagles perched on an abandoned osprey stand in a salt marsh in the southern most part of Somers Point, NJ....October 27, 2013 at approx. 3 p.m.
A bald eagle was soaring overhead in Bay Head, NJ, Oct. 25, 2013 at 11 am. Never saw it before and it was an incredible sight. =
I saw a bald eagle this morning at 8:15AM near the intersection of Route 206 and Route 537 in Burlington County, NJ. I wasn't sure until I pulled over to make sure but it was a bald eagle.
Today at 10:55 am soaring above the tree line. Clarksboro, Glouchester Co., NJ 08020
Sighting of a juvenile bald eagle at the entrance to Elmer Golf Club near Parvin State Park in Salem County NJ.
The sighting was at 2:47pm on 10/20/13
Chad R. Puschel
Today, 10/18/2013, I saw a bald eagle flying over Rt 55 at Mile Marker 40 (near the Malaga Exit)... this is right near Malaga Lake, where I presume this Bald Eagle resides, and may be the same one I spotted on October 12th. Very Exciting.
I saw a bald eagle yesterday, October 17, 2013, in Medford, NJ in a tree along route 70 east. At first I didn't believe what I was seeing but I got out of my car and walked as close as I could until it flew off.
- Michaline Schrade
Today, approximately 10am, 10/12/2013, I saw a Bald Eagle flying in a hunting pattern over NW Blvd in Newfield, NJ, not far from Malaga Lake ~ JS
Saw a single huge bald eagle in Trenton,nj on 10/4/2013 at 11:58 am on rt 29 near the Delaware river. Specifically cadwalder park exit.
I was walking along a path around the lake in Veteran's park in Hamilton yesterday and a bald eagle was standing in a low spot in the lake. I watched it fly into a nearby tree where it remained pearched for some time. I certainly hope it has made it's home there!
Sighted 2 adult bald eagles along the Delaware River at Routes 29 and 202 just north of Lambertville, NJ.
Have seen them nunerous times starting on September 20, 2013.
What a beautiful sight!
I observed a bald eagle, perched in a tree, near the western gate of the Pointview reservoir, Wayne, NJ on 2/28/13. 4:30PM
Feb 27, 2013
At dusk an eagle flew just above the tree tops over our property in Tabernacle, NJ. Light wasn't great, but white head was distinct. Too large for a hawk and not at all like our usual turkey vultures. Bird flew from east to west.
February 21, 2013
I spotted a bald eagle soaring over the Delaware River at the Commodore Barry Bridge in Bridgeport, New Jersey.
What a beautiful sight!
Pennsauken, NJ February 10, 2013:
Spotted an eagle perched in the trees in our backyard along Pennsauken Creek. Beautiful sight!
I saw a pair of eagles on the Ramapo River in Wayne, NJ on February
Thursday, February 7, 2013, 8:30 am
While we were commuting into work this morning by train, my husband and I spotted 2 bald eagles perched in a tree in the meadowlands of Secaucus, New Jersey. The siting was very close to the environmental center located nearby. We were so excited to see such an amazing siting so close to NYC! Both eagles were perched in the same tree and they were huge. Their white heads and golden beaks stood out so clearly against the gray morning sky. It's something we will never forget!
Patti Ann Harris
I saw a Bald Eagle around the lake I live on in Williamstown,NJ on 10/6/13. I have seen one going in the water to catch a fish too.
Today at 4:30 I saw what appeared to be a female (immature?) bald eagle perched on a pine tree along the beaver dam creek in Point Pleasant Boro NJ
I observed a pair of bald eagles, perched in a tree, near the western gate of the Pointview reservoir, Wayne, NJ on 2/1/13. 4:15PM
New Jersey, Camden County, Cooper River Park, Cuthbert Bridge.
I was driving north on Cuthbert Boulevard around 1 PM on 2/1/13, and caught a glimpse of a large dark bird heading west, following the Cooper River, flying over the bridge. For a second I assumed this would be a blue heron, such as I've seen many times at this location, but the neck and legs were wrong for that. The wings looked hawk-like. Just before I had to return my eyes to the road, I noticed that the head was distinctly white.
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey - On 1/29/13, I sighted a pair of bald eagles standing on an ice flow in the Woodcliff Lake reservoir near the train station. Previously, I have seen a single eagle in flight over the same location.
New Jersey, Monmouth Junction. All day on 1/21/2013 perched in a tree over a drainage pond. Location was the Dow Jones complex at the intersection of HWY Route 1 and Ridge Road. A single eagle who flew over the pond sporadically and re-perched in the same spot.
About 3:45 on Jan 18th, driving through Neshanic on Blackpoint Road. Just before the bridge, in a cornfield, was a beautiful Bald Eagle. We stopped and watched it eat for several minutes, this is the 2nd eagle Ive ever seen in NJ. This is SO incredible!
1/16/2013: Saw a bald eagle flying over the cornfields on Beekman Road in Hillsborough, NJ heading back toward a nesting site at Duke Farms.
I live near trump national golf course in pine hill nj. I had a clear and close view a bald eagle circling the course and my neighborhood. I didn't believe my eyes, but this website show other sighting in New Jersey. Blew me away!!!
One bald eagle sighted soaring over Malaga Lake in NJ around 11am.
One bald eagle sighted soaring over farm field off route 45 in Salem County, NJ, near the Salem River WMA aroud 1pm.
One bald eagle sitting in tree off Kings Highway in Salem County near the Salem River WMA, NJ, around 1:30pm.
Sighted by: Pat Hollenack
1-6-13, Mount Laurel, New Jersey, at Burlington Community College, beautiful very large eagle let me get within 15 yards.
One bald eagle sighted in flight at 1:00PM Saturday January 5, 2013 over Cathy Rd Hillsdale,NJ, 07642
spotted this beautiful bird about 30 minutes ago out my back door by the lake. i live in sewell nj
I observed a pair of bald eagles, perched in a tree, near the western
gate of the Pointview reservoir, Wayne, NJ on 1/2/13.
I've seen a pair and a single Eagle on my property in Gibbstown, NJ within the past week.
12/23/12 Saw 2 mature bald eagles soaring above the meadows on Parkertown Dock road
In Parkertown ,NJ
Just saw two bald eagles perched at the top of two oak trees on point view reservoir near Toys R Us headquarters south gate. I hope they are a nesting pair....really cool.
It was in Beachwood, n.j. 08722 on 12/18/12 7:30 am to 8:45 am on the beachwood water tower.
Kathleen Chamberlain Pitre
I live in Waterford Works NJ, for a carcass of a striped bass on my compost pile and there he or she was.
I saw a bald eagle this morning around 9:45am in New Jersey. The eagle was flying over from a tree down to the edge of woodcliff lake near Washington Township. I was driving south along Pascack Road
This morning, December 9, 2012, we sighted a Bald Eagle on the Rockaway River in Wharton New Jersey. The river flows behind our house and is populated with Herons, Mallards, Wood Ducks, Canadian Geese, and a couple of Swans among others that pass through. We also see other wildlife like Deer, Fox, Muskrats, and the occasional Mink.
We were amazed to see this Eagle in our backyard. It was being chased by a couple of Crows and was swooping down to the water trying to catch a Bufflehead Duck. The duck was able to escape by diving under the water each time until the Crows finally chased the Eagle away.
I was unable to get a picture of this sighting as it happened too quickly.
Bill and Nellie McVeigh
Wharton, New Jersey
December 8, 2012, I viewed a bald eagle eating something in a field off Fries Mill Road in Franklinville NJ. N 39-37’51.4” w 75-03’-47.4”.
John M. FitzGibbon
I saw my first bald eagle on my way to work this morning around 7:40 (Dec 6, 2012.) It was flying over the Pompton River next to Jackson Ave. in Wayne NJ...so amazing to see in real life.
My husband and I saw a bald eagle on 11-18-12, the eagle was on the side of route 73 in Winslow, nj, it was a great site to see. Beautiful bird.
Smithville lake smithville, nj two adult bald eagles perched above the lake in an old pine tree. Seen right before sunset.
A M Hawley
A bald eagle flew very low over the Morris Knolls/Pope John football game during halftime on Sat. Oct 20, 2012 in Denville, NJ. It looked like it was part of the halftime show. An amazing sight!!!!
Just spotted a bald eagle riding the thermals above Parsippany NJ.
Thursday October 18, 2012 @ 1:20 PM
Spotted two bald eagles circling overhead on a clear day on October 17th, 2012 around 12 pm in Monmouth County, NJ in the Red Bank area.
On 9/21/2012, about 10am, Billingsport, NJ along the Delaware River two bald eagles were spotted.
I'm from Pemberton, New Jersey and saw a young eagle in flight on my way home on 9/20/2012 at 3:00 pm. He was flying over the road and was in front of be for a quarter mile. Wing span was six ft. or more and it did not have his white head and tail, so I gather that makes it under five years old. That's my second sighting in the Columbus area. He was on Petticoat Bridge Rd. about a mile from Columbus Rd. flying south. Hope more in the area get to see the and appreciate this magnificent bird.
I believe I seen a bald eagle flying yesterday, going over the Commodore Barry bridge on the New Jersey side. the Commodore Barry bridge spans from Chester Pennsylvania to Swedesboro New Jersey, over the Delaware River. I did not think bald eagles were in this area and I was asking if they are in this area. it was huge Wings span of about 5 feet. black body, white head, yellow beak. I'm not sure but it may have had white legs.
Saw 1 adult bald eagle at the great bay blvd in Tuckerton, NJ 9/16/12
A friend and I were out for our daily swim in Lake Tamarack in Sussex county NJ at around 5PM when we spotted an eagle flying overhead.
It was a beautiful sight.
A bald Eagle flew over me at Lake Lenape in Mays Landing on February 15, 2012.
P. Hollenack, Gibbstown, NJ
My daughter and I were so excited to see a bald eagle in the wild on Sunday, February 12th while driving down Commissioners Pike in Salem County at approximately 5pm. A large bird swooped down to grab what appeared to be a seagull in midair and took it down into an open farm field. It was an EAGLE! I still cannot believe it...I never knew we had any in NJ!!
One bald eagle spotted around 9am above Route 24W on 2/9/12 in Chatham, NJ.
I have 3 young Bald Eagle and two adults on my lake in West Milford,
NJ for about 3 weeks now. I have been watching them "practice flight
maneuvers", talon connection... it has been very exciting and was
looking for more information to understand what I am witnessing. It
seems they are in training. I'm surprised the adults are still with
2/5/12 @ 8:20 am
Single bald eagle perched in a tree on Watsontown-New Freedom Road in Berlin New Jersey near Stella Farms.
At around noon today my daughter and I spotted two bald eagles along the Stonybrook pond in Rosedale Park, Pennington/Hopewell NJ. They were perched in trees along the pond across from the picnic area.
Just saw a single American bald eagle at 11:59 am on 2/3/12 fly out of a tree over rt 29 in Trenton nj. It was right by the delaware river near the water filtration plant.
Feb 2, 2012..
Lone bald eagle at Rosedale Park, Mercer County, NJ. Second siting. This animal was walking around on the ground apparently feeding and
guarding a fresh kill of some other bird, possible water fowl since we
are within 100 yards of Rosedale Lake.
We have 3 adults and 2 immature eagles feeding off a dead deer, 2 adults and younger stick together, while the lone adult and older immature (almost has a white head) stick together, the older immature was fighting one of the other adults in the air, it was quite a sight, they have been around 2 days so far, last year we had 6 of them!
I took alot of pictures!
Sunday Jan 15, 2012....1PM
Saw a lone bald eagle in Rosedale Park in Mercer Country, NJ about 1.25
miles along Federal City Road, from Pennington . Perched in a tree
about 40 ft up along the bank of the Stoneybrook Creek. Siting was
near the Picnic pavilion. The eagle flew from its perch a couple of
times but not far and re-settled in similar trees nearby. Went home for
a camera but the eagle was gone. Beautiful animal. Great flier.
My sister and I live in Monmouth county NJ and spotted what looked like two large birds about 500 feet off of our back yard in an open cornfield. Looking through binoculars, we realized that the two birds (about 20 ft. away from eachother) were both eating something and clearly had black bodies with white heads and white tails. To get a better look we drove out onto Old York Rd. which has a gravel access rd. to the field. With our binoculars we got a closer look from about 50 ft. away from them and they were both clearly bald eagles. Unfortunately they did spot us, and flew off about 100 ft. to where a third eagle was standing in the field! All three flew up into a tree before flying off over Old York Road towards the East. We went to see what they had been eating and it looked like either a canadian goose or other large bird that they had torn in half and were eating from about 20 ft. away from eachother. They might have either hunted this goose or it had been left behind by the hunters that are often killing geese in the woods right off of the field. Once in a lifetime experience!
Sarah and Kelly Barkley
My wife and I just saw a single, mature bald eagle near Garrison Road
and Pole Tavern Road in Elmer, NJ 08318. I had know idea that we had
them in NJ now I be looking all the time on my Sunday drives. Thanks for
providing this page to show where they might be.
1/7/2012 we spotted 2 adults bald eagles soaring above route 9, Tuckerton NJ
01/03/12 - Spotted a beautiful bald eagle this morning in the Leisuretown section of Southampton, NJ (Burlington County) near Canterbury Lake.
We saw 2 immature and 1 adult at the brigantine wildlife management area Ocean view NJ on 12/27
On the morning of 12/26/2011, there was a pair of bald eagles picking at a carcass in a field next off of Dey Rd. in Plainsboro, NJ. They took off and landed on a house on Woodland Dr.
I spotted a bald eagle on 12/24/11 at approx 8.30 am flying south along the 9th fairway at the Ramsey Golf and Country Club, Ramsey, NJ 07446. My house is situated on the 9th fairway and I had an excellent view from the upper story of my house – it was flying quite low, just above roof top level. Just as it was about to go out of sight, it turned to the west. What an amazing sight – what a great Christmas gift!