Osprey Platform
Established: The Platform was rebuilt and relocated in October 2016. The original platform was built in 1994.

Purpose: To assist with the conservation and repopulation of a threatened NJ species by providing a safe and suitable habitat to nest.

Substrate: Wooden box frame (36”) that is seated on a platform and secured onto a 16’ pole by cedar/wooden branches. A lower wooden perch (8’) is located adjacent to the platform. A second perch is located parallel to the platform, at the east embankment.

Wildlife: Nesting Osprey pair (3rd season), Bald Eagle (perching), shorebirds and waders.

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2020 Report

Established: The Platform was rebuilt and relocated in October 2016. The original platform was built in 1994.

Purpose: To assist with the conservation and repopulation of a threatened NJ species by providing a safe and suitable habitat to nest.

Substrate: Wooden box frame (36”) that is seated on a platform and secured onto a 16’ pole by cedar/wooden branches. A lower wooden perch (8’) is located adjacent to the platform. A second perch is located parallel to the platform, at the east embankment.

Wildlife: Nesting Osprey pair (3rd season), Bald Eagle (perching), shorebirds and waders.

2020 Status: The nesting platform and perch are secure and can support a growing, heavier nest. A new perch was relocated and anchored inland along the east embankment. A mud flat has formed adjacent to the platform, which attracted roosting shorebirds and waders.

2019 Report

Established: Rebuilt and relocated in October 2016. Original built in 1994.

Purpose: To assist with the conservation and repopulation of a threatened NJ species by providing a safe and suitable habitat to nest.

Substrate: Wooden box frame (36”) that is seated on a platform and secured onto a 16’ pole by cedar/wooden branches. A lower wooden perch (8’) is located adjacent to the platform. A second perch is located parallel to the platform, at the east embankment.

Wildlife: Nesting Osprey pair (2nd season), Bald Eagle (perching)

Status: The nesting platform and perch are still secure. Due to erosion, the perch along the east embankment is tilting and unstable. It will need to be relocated and anchored inland.

The IRS  has determined that the Mordecai Land Trust is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (“Code”) and not a private foundation pursuant to sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Code. Mordecai Land Trust was established in 2001.

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