South Wake Conservationists are leading an eagle spotting trip at the Jordan Lake Dam, 2060 Jordan Dam Road, Moncure, on January 23rd, 2022, from 1 to 3 p.m.
This is a free event.
Jordan Lake is home to a large number of permanent resident eagle pairs and in the winter the population grows to one of the largest on the East Coast with the arrival of migratory eagles. Although the group cannot 100% guarantee a sighting, our chances of seeing one or maybe a few are pretty good!
The wintering eagles are usually solo and immature eagles that are not yet sporting their white feathers.
Fun fact: Did you know it takes 5 years for a Eagle to get their white head and tail feathers?
The group will meet at the parking lot for the Tailrace fishing area along the Haw River at 1:00 p.m.
Stay to the right when you come to the Y intersection on Jordan Dam Rd, then take a right turn when you come to the dead end at the dam gate and parking lot will be down on left. The group will walk along the top of the dam and along the riverbank looking for birds. Please wear appropriate footwear, dress for the weather, and bring water and binoculars if you have a pair. A spotting scope will also be set up to share.
The mission of the South Wake Conservationists is to conserve and improve wildlife habitat and diversity through conservation projects and public outreach.