Bald eagle, Image created by Hope Rutledge


February 21, 2018 5:30pm on an unseasonably warm day I saw a bald eagle fly over the duck pond at Pascack Brook County Park in Westwood, N.J. and I was not the only one to see it. Very special blessing for me today!
Katherine King

Saw a Bald Eagle perched on a branch over the water in Farnham Park off Kaighn Avenue in Camden today 15 February at 130pm
Very exciting!
John Carson

I spotted two bald eagles in Camden New Jersey on February 11th 2018 approximately around 3:44 p.m. . Both Eagles were perched on a Lamppost of Camden high School football field. On opposite sides of the field.
Shari Oneil

I am incredibly fortunate to be able to observe bald eagles from the comfort of my living room easy chair. I live on Alloway lake and for the past 5 years have delighted in watching the birds. This year we have 2 adults and 3 juvenile birds hunting on a daily basis. They are all adept at catching fish. I have also observed one of the adults take a merganser as it surfaced.
Richard Siegel

Saw a Bald Eagle flying over the GSP following the Passaic River near Garfield and Passaic on February 1, 2018 at around 8:30 in the morning. Exciting!
Lynnora Geoghegan

I was driving toward Kearny NJ on route 21 in Clifton, I saw what looked like a Bald Eagle. I made my delivery, and about half hour later drove back to area, and I saw the Bald Eagle still perched in the dead trees lodged in the Passaic river in between Garfield, Clifton, and Passaic NJ. So I pulled over, to check it out with my binoculars (what a sight). It was just sitting there looking for food, or possibly just ate food & relaxing. I noticed it flap its wings a few times, then it moved from one side of trees to the other so now it was actually facing me. What a sight & blessing!
Mike Scibetta

Jan 1, 2018. Bald eagle spotted flying over Paramus Road, Paramus NJ
Jan 8, 2018. Bald Eagle spotted flying over West Saddle River Road, Upper Saddle River, Nj
Just delighted over the privilege
Gail Kelly

I saw a Bald Eagle flying above the Oceanic Bridge over the Navesink River, Rumson, NJ, today around 12:30 p.m. Since I was on the bridge/couldn't "park," I turned around @ the next st./crossed back over the bridge, and he was now sitting on the ice on the river.
By the time I got to the end of the bridge (a minute!) and parked, a fellow birder told me he took off/flew down-river toward Red Bank.
The same gentleman told me two eagles were spotted earlier last week on Sandy Hook.
Julie Kirsh

Wow I am in awe. We just saw an American bald eagle in East Orange New Jersey on Springfield Avenue and Prospect near the old Uppsalla college there is now a new housing development there.
Cliff Wright

Approximately 1:50pm on Thursday, January 11, 2018, two bald eagles were spotted at Dorchester Elementary School in Woodcliff Lake, NJ.
First one was seen flying and landing high in a tree on the school property. When that eagle took off another one joined it in flight towards the back of the school. The teachers and the students in the classroom watched in amazement.
I followed the birds path to the back of the school. One of the eagles landed on the ground, and walked about for approx. a minute. Once it took to flight the other eagle again joined it. They flew a short ways and landed in trees still on the school property. The school's science teacher remained in the classroom keeping a watch out for them. She said they flew back again, this time there were three bald eagles.
It was an amazing afternoon for those of us privileged to have seen these majestic birds.
Karen D'Ambrosi
Woodcliff Lake, NJ

I have been seeing a bald eagle a couple of times in the past few weeks, near the intersection of Columbia Street and River Edge Road in New Milford, NJ. The last time was on January 5, 2018, around 8 AM. I think this bird hunts fish on the Hackensack river. I've seen them a few times in a few spots near this, and it's always near the river.
-Sylvia Kates
New Milford, NJ

I saw a bald eagle flying over head while I was driving in Manalapan NJ by happy day farm on December 27, 2017. It was flying low in the field across from the farm.
-Kat Alfano

This morning, the 28th of December, I spotted an eagle on Loantaka Way as I was headed north. An odd location I thought but maybe due to the temperature in the teens, it may have strayed for food. Definitely caught me off guard, but I have seen many eagles in the Chesapeake Bay area. Awesome to see!
JD Behre

Saw a large bald eagle standing near the side of the road next to a dead dear not ten feet from passing cars. Vultures were just landing. Happened Christmas Day 2017 at 8:35am 37 degrees on River a Road/Route 18 north in front of Colgate Research Center in Piscataway. Large, beautiful and majestic! Did anyone else see it?
Joseph Hurley

I observed a bald eagle on 12/23/ 2017 perched above its nest on Alantic City Expressway between Exit 41 and route 42 on the Eastboust side, Sicklerville NJ.
Don Hobbs

We saw 3 bald eagles at various stages of immaturity on Friday, 12/22/17, around 3:45pm ET, right by the intersection of Rte 537 (Monmouth Rd) and Lawrence Dr in Plumsted Township/Wrightstown -- about a block east of the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery.
They were feeding on a deer carcass in the field in the north side of Monmouth Rd. Two of the three eagles already had their white heads, while the 3rd just had lots of white mottling throughout. We had to pull over and watch them feed, since seeing any, never mind 3 at the same time, is rare for us!
Thy ( "Tee" ) and Jimmy Cavagnaro
Barnegat, NJ

On 12/13/17 I observed a pair of bald eagles feeding on a raccoon in the Everitt Farm field behind my house in Ringoes, NJ. Not sure if they killed it, but they were definitely feasting on it. I took a series of pictures; gorgeous birds. When they saw me they grabbed the carcass and took it further away towards a tree line at the edge of the field to finish eating.
Joe Romano

We were walking at Natirar in Peapack-Gladstone today around noon - 12:30 and spotted a bald eagle. First time I ever saw a bald eagle in flight in NJ-very exciting!
Pam Coughlin

I saw a bald eagle flying low by the Raritan River in Flemington NJ on Nov. 17th 2017. Beautiful snow white tail and head!
Charlotte Clark

I want to report a bald eagle sighting near our home in Hopewell Township on November 8th, 2017 around 4:10pm. My youngest child saw the eagle fly over our yard and then it perched on a branch in a tall pine tree in our neighbor's yard where my two youngest children, a friend and I all were able to see the eagle.
Kyle Wille

Wish to report a bald eagle sighting in lower Camden county, NJ, on Chew Road at the intersection of Sandy Causeway. "Medium" size bird with mature plumage, plucking at kill, 10/30/2017, first observed near 2:00 PM then about 15 minutes later when I returned with camera, remained in car, eagle continued feeding, seemingly undisturbed. Eagle was about 50-60 yards into corn field.
Jim Obeldobel

My wife and I saw a Bald Eagle today, October 22, 2017. We were on 295N around exit 36 and the Eagle was flying above 295 heading south. Amazing!!!
Todd Fiore

Lynn Winfield wrote the following: Indian Lake Denville New Jersey
We have a very active pair of eagles in Indian lake for the past several months. Amazing

Kim & Eric Burke wrote the following: We saw two bald eagles flying above our Newark neighborhood near Raccoom Creek this afternoon. We are very urban so were quite surprised and very pleased to see them. They were flying low at first so perhaps had been perched in the trees along the creek.

Mel and Ron Boesgaard wrote the following: Saw a very large bald eagle on January 27, 2017 at approximately 3:30 pm over the south branch of the Raritan River in Long Valley, NJ. We were only about 30 feet away. It was so vivid in color and very large compared to eagles we have seen in Maine. Must have been fishing. We tried to get a photo, but it got spooked. But will remember it in my mind's eye. What a glorious site.

Rob Warmflash wrote the following: January 25, 2017, Hillsdale NJ. I saw 2 Bald Eagles circling/soaring near the Woodcliff Lake Reservoir.

John Eade wrote the following: I saw a bald eagle in Far Hills, NJ, at Ravine Lake, on Jan 22. Eagle was looking out over lake.

Leo Jablonski wrote the following: On 1/13/17 at 3:35 pm, I observed a Bald Eagle near RWJ Hospital in Mercer County NJ. Fortunate enough to obtain a good photo.

Stephen Tideman wrote the following: New Jersey - Rt 23 and Doremus Road in Oak Ridge, saw TWO Bald Eagles headed south over the highway. Pulled over to make sure I got a good look at them, and there was no question.

Kayrie Archibald wrote the following: I saw a bald eagle this morning 1/12/2017 on Dover Road,in Forked River (Lacey). Sitting on a tree. It was beautiful!

Keri Salmieri Ross wrote the following: 12/30/16 Friday late afternoon right as snow was starting to fall and winds were picking up- spotted a bald eagle over the ShopRite in Hillsdale, NJ.

David McCarthy wrote the following: Saw an eagle perched over poricy pond in middletown njust and shaped a photo. I spotted it again the next day swooping over the pond. Multiple neighbors with houses on the pond have spotted him in the trees.

Kim Burke wrote the following: We spotted a bald eagle today while driving south on Hwy 657 north of Newark. We followed it as it flew towards the North Fork Licking River running parallel to Hwy 13 south to Newark then lost it in the trees. What a nice gift from Mother Nature!

Thy Cavagnaro wrote the following: We saw a bald eagle today, 12/16/16, around 3:15pm, flying from northeast (near Spring Lake) to southwest, in South Plainfield, right at the intersection of Hamilton Blvd/Plainfield Ave and Maple Ave. We were in our car at a red light, when we noticed a hawk-like bird flying overhead. Since we've had so many hawk attacks on our backyard birds lately, we were curious to see what kind this was. As it flew closer, we saw its white head and both exclaimed, "OMG!! IT'S A BALD EAGLE!!!!"

anLing Tuan wrote the following: Saw a beautiful bald eagle flying above Duke Island park in Bridgewater NJ.

Carolyn Jacob wrote the following: On December 12, 2016 I saw a beautiful bald eagle, with what looked to be two juveniles, all feeding on a deer in a field on Garden Road in Pittsgrove Township, NJ. I was fortunate enough to get a few hazy pics, but the adult is very obviously an eagle. The other two seemed to be a mottled color.

kyle burns wrote the following: Spotted a Bald Eagle on 12/11/16 on a tree in Cedar Grove, Essex County NJ. The eagle was near the cedar grove / newark reservoir.

Mark Van Bruggen wrote the following: Crosswicks, NJ on Nov. 28, 2016 at 7:30 AM. Heading toward Crosswicks, NJ from Eillisdale, Bald Eagle flew over Ellisdale Rd. and roosted in large tree by house on left (heading toward Crosswicks) - near Katona Farms.

Brendan Smith wrote the following: Spotted single bald eagle in field on Sweetmans Lane in Manalapan NJ. Second sighting in same location.

Vicki Lattanzi wrote the following: I had the most beautiful siting this morning on Range road in Brownsmills, NJ 2 bald eagles feeding on a deer. I was able to get 2 pictures. What a wonderful day!

William Balkie wrote the following: Spotted a mature bald Eagle 11/21/16 in a field feeding on a deer . 1273 North Church Street Moorestown N.J. Bodine Tool And Machine Co

Lawrence Lally wrote the following: On 11/21/16 in my backyard was a Juvenile Bald who was feeding. It appeared nervous as looking for others who wanted it's prey. I know some bald Eagles reside in Rancocas Creek area that is nearby. Pretty exciting to see one visiting your home.

Jean Goeltz wrote the following: 11/14/16. Thought I saw a huge hawk on County Line Road in Jackson, NJ. It banked to the right and I saw it was a magnificient bald eagle. One minute earlier or later I would have missed it. Gift from Nature.

Jessica Abraham wrote the following: I saw a bald eagle today, 11/18, on Lacey Road near Whiting, NJ. It was 'eating breakfast' in the middle of the road.

Michael Mantone wrote the following: On Monday November 14th, at about 12:45 in the afternoon, I spotted a Bald Eagle in Clifton, NJ on the Passaic River. I have pictures

Monica Cotardo wrote the following: 10:00 am just saw a single bald eagle fly over me in Berlin No on the White Horse Pike!! Couldn't believe it!! Absolutely beautiful!!

Marcia Stevens wrote the following: Saw a bald eagle yesterday 11/6/16 on Rt#29 coming from Trenton right before the Golden Nugget Flea Market. It had something in its talons and landed in a tree. So beautiful.

Justin Brooks wrote the following: November 1st, saw lone adult on Tuckerton Rd, across the street from the Marlton Memorial Sports Complex in Marlton, NJ.

Deb Neils wrote the following: Two separate sightings the first one by me October 16, 2016 over my daughter's house on Old Glen Rd in Convent Station, NJ. It was flying towards the west. The second sighting was Oct, 29th 2016 by a neighbor in Berkeley Heights, NJ on Meadowview Lane -it swooped down in front of his car chasing an animal then it flew up to the power lines that cross the street.

Nick Giglio wrote the following: I saw two bald eagels on October 16 2016 at jockey hollow morris county

Sagar Pendse wrote the following: Saw a pair of bald eagles over Hudson River from Palisades Interstate Park at the Englewood Boat Basin on October 9th. They circled around a bit and then flew towards the direction of GWB...what an amazing sight!

Robert Galasso wrote the following: Saw a pair flying in circles over my development in the Erial section of Gloucester Twp. in Camden County on 10/10/16. They did not stay together but seemed to circle the area while moving apart from each other until they both disappeared behind the houses on both sides of my street. I have a blurry photo of one but it is undeniably a bald eagle.

Scott Berger wrote the following: 9/17/16 - Saw a Bald Eagle flying over my backyard in East Amwell Township - Hunterdon County (Sourland Region). It circled around a few times rising higher until heading southwest.

Margaret Bedard wrote the following: Is it possible I saw a Bald Eagle over the Jersey Turnpike yesterday (Aug 26, 2016)? I never would have expected to see that, so near to large cities, but what a wonderful surprise it was! I'm not sure exactly where I was, but was driving on the turnpike between Wilmington, DE and Mount Laurel.

Elizabeth Ort wrote the following: Eagle spent over 2 hours in tall tree overlooking Indian Lake in Denville NJ.

Andy McDonald wrote the following: Bald eagle sighted at Milford NJ train station on February 12 2016.

Chuck Carella wrote the following: In August 2015, at about 9:00 am on a clear sunny Sunday morning, I was privileged to see a large bald eagle fly directly above me as I was driving on Route 46 westbound in Totowa, NJ. The eagle was flying in a northeast direction. Just a magnificent sight.

Holly Deni wrote the following: I saw an eagle circling over Main St. and Paterson Ave. in Little Falls, NJ at @8:15 a.m. on 1-27-16. Big and beautiful!

4:43 pm eagle perched in branches along the Passaic River Garfield NJ
Jeff Stewart

Matt Ruban wrote the following: Saw two American bald eagles at around 830 am. I live in keyport New Jersey. They were flying around my apartment complex and over the high grass marsh in the back. Captured a few pictures as well.

John Carroll wrote the following: Woodstown, NJ Near Memorial lake

Barry Steinhauser wrote the following: Bald eagle flew past my house heading west over Whale Creek wetlands at about 3:30pm on Jan 16, 2016. Very impressive, very majestic. Very large, have seen many Hawks and Ospreys but this is my first eagle.

Kathy Gulmantovicz wrote the following: Saw a bald eagle perched on a branch in a tree next to the Raritan River. The eagle was on the South Bound Brook side of the river while I was in Piscataway.
Saw 2 bald eagles flying over the Raritan River on Tuesday January 5, 2016. The adult was flying south from South Bound Brook towards New Brunswick. The other was a juvenile. The young bird flew north towards Bound Brook.

gene yuhas wrote the following: i saw two bald eagles at baekland ave middlesex nj @ union carbide yard

Gary Smith wrote the following: I was outside in my backyard, in flemington and in the largest tree, perched at the top was a beautiful Bald Eagle who stayed perched surveying the surrounding landscape for about 20 min.

Linda Rapacki wrote the following: Photographed an adult bald eagle on Willow Road in Hillsborough, NJ on December 31, 2015.

Martha Davis wrote the following: I spotted and photographed 2 Adult and 1 Juvenile Bald eagle in New Egypt, NJ Dec 21st. Monmouth Rd other wise known as 537.

Tom Painchaud wrote the following: I spotted a bald eagle!!! Looked like an adult. On rt. 528 in chesterfield nj. Coming up the hill near garden state nursey . White above his feet and big! Awesome to see.

Dirk A Oceanak wrote the following: Saw bald eagle on Saturday December 12 & 13 , 2015 near pittstown, nj .

John Rickards wrote the following: I was driving on NJ Rt563 East off of Rt72 towards Chatsworth on Dec 9th, 2015 at 8:15am. I was amazed to see a very large fully mature Bald Eagle feeding on carrion at the side of the road. As I approached, it literally jumped 5 ft. in the air before spreading it's wings and perched in a nearby pine. I was also amazed at it's size, realizing now it may have been almost twice the size of the Eagle I saw shortly after on TV biting Donald Trump! It's color and condition seemed to be perfect, but again I had NEVER seen a wild Eagle that close.

Lois Young wrote the following: On December 6, 2015 a young bald eagle flew a block east of Montclair State Univ. in Clifton. This is my first siting in Essex or Passaic Counties. A friend said there was a siting in Brookdale Park (Montclair/Bloomfield) several days ago. Thrilling!




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