Bald Eagle Monitoring Program
In partnership with US Fish and Wildlife, LJEA is working closely with Warren Wilson College to monitor bald eagle activity on Lake James. This includes observation of known bald eagle nests and any activity in them on the lake.
Please see the below report for the findings from the 2021-2022 nesting season:
We need your help! If you see a bald eagle or nest, please report it on the form at the link below.
LJEA is working with Olya Milenkaya, a Warren Wilson Biology Professor, and her student Daniel Baron, and with your help, they can verify and monitor any reported information. Thanks in advance for your help!
Injured Bald Eagle rescued at Lake James!
In May 2023, Board member Jack Raker and LJEA Bald Eagle Monitoring intern Daniel Baron helped rescue an injured juvenile Bald Eagle near Lake James. The bird spent sometime being nursed back to health at the Carolina Raptor Center before being moved to a rehab center on the NC coast where it will be taught to hunt and hopefully be reintroduced to the wild.
The Carolina Raptor Center is a non profit whose mission is to ignite imaginations and inspire engagement in the natural world through the exploration and rehabilitation of birds of prey. If you would like to donate to the Carolina Raptor Center and help them cover the costs of rehabilitating the injured Lake James bald eagle (over $400), please visit their website here.