NEW JERSEY — Nesting pairs of bald eagles have been found in all 21 New Jersey counties.
A report released Thursday noted that had not been documented in more than 40 years of monitoring.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection said researchers found a record 220 nesting pairs of eagles that produced 307 young last year.
The report is in line with a well-established trend of recovery in the bald eagle population nationally.
It was critically endangered in the 1970s and 1980s due to habitat destruction and widespread use of DDT.