Jordan Lake State Recreation Area Professional Review and Guide
"Jordan Lake is an outstanding birding location year-round, with more Bald Eagles than any other site in the state. The site also attracts more stellar rarities than just about any other spot in the Piedmont. Jordan Lake has 13,900 acres of water and is surrounded by 32,868 acres of game land and state recreation areas.
Habitats: Lake, pine forest, mixed pine-hardwood forest, mature oak-hickory forest, fields, mudflats, streams, waterfowl impoundments, beaver impoundments. Key birds: Spring and summer: Whip-poor-will; Eastern Kingbird; Great Crested Flycatcher; Cliff Swallow; Kentucky, Hooded, and Prothonotary Warbler; Summer and Scarlet Tanager; Indigo Bunting; Blue Grosbeak. Winter: Hooded and Common Merganser; Horned Grebe. Year-round: Bald Eagle; Redheaded Woodpecker; Brown-headed Nuthatch."