Help Protect the Bald Eagles at Jordan Lake! We all want to see the bald eagles and perhaps get a photograph. Here is how to see the eagles and not bother them. This time of the year it is breeding season for our bald eagles. It is up to us to protect the parents and their families. The MOST important rule is this: stay at least 660 feet from a nest – that is the length of 2 football fields. If there are ANY signs of agitation by the parents, even if you are far away, please simply leave the area. Do you know that bald eagles are very sensitive to human intrusion and will get so upset that they will abandon their nest and its eggs or chicks! Yes, the parents will do this. So, if you find yourself near a nest, please leave and let the parents have the peace and quiet they need in order to take care of their families. If the eagle isn’t near a nest, then you can approach within 330ft – that is 1 football field away. We would also ask that if you see a disturbance at a bald eagle nest, please call the Jordan Lake State Recreation Area office at (919) 362-0586. Help us keep these distance rules and you are helping the bald eagles take care of their families and giving us generations of sightings!