The popular Jordan Wildlife Cam isn’t operating, but is expected to return by late winter in time for increased Bald Eagle activity at the Tailrace area at Jordan Dam, according to Jon Bannerman, Natural Resources Specialist, for the Army Corps of Engineers. The new location will provide online viewers improved viewing angles and expanded viewing area.
The Wildlife Cam which provided live stream video online of the area where the lake releases water into the Haw River previously was known as Jordan Eagle Cam when it focused solely on an eagle nest near the water at an another location at the lake. It has been offline for about six months.
Bannerman said they’ve secured a small grant from the non-profit National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for a new camera and developed plans to relocate it to a new area across the river where more eagle activity occurs. The camera went down at the same time the Corps was beginning efforts to secure funds to help move it.
We’ll put in a new pole on a gravel base, electric wiring, move the transmitter and receiver and remove the previous pole and gear, Bannerman told CSN. Total cost for the project was estimated at $4,050, Bannerman said, and. USACE will cover project costs that exceed the amount of the grant.