UNION COUNTY, NJ – A web camera was installed on Tuesday morning at the peregrine falcon nest site atop the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth. Union County Freeholder Vice Chairman Sergio Granados watched the installation.
The falcon pair, one of only 26 nesting couples in New Jersey, has been raising chicks at the Courthouse since 2006, making their home in a round doghouse that provides stability in the windy environment.
Viewing of the in-nest “pinhole” camera will be online at the County website, ucnj.org, once the final adjustments are completed. An audio feed and a controllable outer camera will also be installed this summer, enabling bird fans and researchers to follow the action in and around the nest.