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Bald Eagles

In the mid 1990s bald eagles began showing up on lakes along the Yadkin River chain. At the time, Alcoa Power Generating Inc, set out to encourage the population by preserving habitat. Large areas of open water, dense undeveloped forests made the Yadkin Lakes the ideal spot for the majestic birds. Despite being our national symbol, bald eagles were once a rare site in North Carolina as well as most parts of the country. Up until 2007 they were on the endangered species list.  Most people grew up never having seen one in the wild. Now thanks to conservation efforts, bald eagles are a common sight on all of the area lakes. High Rock Lake is known to have several active nests and a few non-active. 

This page is dedicated to bald eagles around High Rock Lake. We will continue to build this information, pics and videos for the benefit of all eagle lovers. Scroll down for more. Please check back often for updates. 

Bald Eagle Picture Galleries

Spring/Summer 2023

Winter 2023

Fall 2022

Bald Eagle Watching

Carolyn Phillips Canzonieri and her husband Mike live on High Rock Lake. Several times a week they venture out on  their pontoon boat in search of bald eagles and other birds. The couple admits that they weren't really into "Birdwatching" until they moved to the lake. 

Like so many people, the Canzonieris were not aware that there are lots of bald eagles on and around High Rock Lake. One day they started noticing the large birds and curiosity led them on a journey to seek out and photograph these majestic creatures. In the video below they take us along on one of their eagle watching tours. 

Carolyn's Bald Eagle Photo Gallery