The objectives of the annual eagle survey on the Yadkin Project reservoirs are: 1) To document the status, distribution and productivity of nesting pairs in association with the Yadkin reservoirs and associated river corridors. 2) To increase our understanding of Bald Eagle natural history in interior regions of North Carolina. 3) To determine the status and distribution of breeding Great Blue Herons (and associated Great Egrets and Double-crested Cormorants) within the Yadkin Project reservoirs.
Abundance/Distribution; Breeding/Demography/Population Dynamics
Bald Eagle; Great Blue Heron
The Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series, CCBTR-18-15. College of William and Mary & Virginia Commonwealth University, Williamsburg, VA.
Paxton, B. J. and B. D. Watts. 2018. An assessment of the Bald Eagle and Great Blue Heron breeding populations along High Rock, Tuckertown, Narrows, and Falls Reservoirs in central North Carolina: 2018 breeding season. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series, CCBTR-18-15. College of William and Mary/Virginia Commonwealth University, Williamsburg, VA. 51 pp.