Nestbox News – February 5th, 2009

Nestbox News is an account of activity at a nestbox placed atop
Mack-Cali Realty Corporation’s 101 Hudson St., Jersey City, by
biologists in the Endangered and Nongame Species Program (ENSP).
Follow this chronicle of the nesting behavior and activity of
peregrine falcons and their chicks.

February 5, 2009

Welcome to the 2009 edition of Nestbox News!

We anticipate another exciting year observing the peregrine
falcons using the nestbox atop 101 Hudson Street maintained by
Endangered and Nongame Species Program. The first nestbox was
installed in 2001 and has fostered the successful fledging of young
every year since (see the About the Peregrine Project page for a
history of the project).

This year we plan on installing a new box and changing its
orientation to provide more protection from the elements. The move
will require relocating the camera which should provide a better
view of nesting. The webcam should be activated in early April, in
time to observe incubation of eggs.

As with so many things in the state and nation at this time,
funding for projects such as this is becoming harder and harder to
obtain – the Peregrine Project, like other projects conducted by
the ENSP, is funded entirely by grants and donations. Please help
this project continue by making a direct donation to the ENSP, or
by “checking-off” for wildlife on your state income tax return. By
becoming a partner in the work of ENSP you can proudly feel you are
doing your part in protecting our endangered and threatened
species.

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