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Top Locations in January
within 25 miles of Cary, NC, USA

This page shows the top birding locations in the month of January. The chart shows how many species can be found in the region for each month of the year as a measure of local "birdiness".

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Rank Map Location Distance Checklists Species
1 Lake Crabtree County Park 3.6 499 118
2 Jordan Lake SRA--Ebenezer Point 15.0 196 113
3 Mid Pines Rd. 6.7 555 113
4 Schenck Forest 3.6 208 108
5 Yates Mill County Park 7.2 304 105
6 Lake Betz 7.3 266 105
7 Jordan Lake--Historical Data Only 15.3 33 101
8 Shelley Lake 8.1 93 101
9 Falls Lake--Beaverdam Reservoir 18.0 80 98
10 Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment 23.4 116 98
11 Mason Farm Biological Reserve 14.6 252 97
12 Lake Crabtree Nature Trail--Southport Entrance 3.3 167 97
13 Falls Lake--Rolling View 16.1 115 96
14 Lake Johnson Park 4.2 174 95
15 Harris Game Land--Upper Boat Ramp 15.5 87 94
16 Lake Crabtree Dam 3.3 137 94
17 Sandy Creek Park 16.1 343 93
18 Prairie Ridge Ecostation for Wildlife Learning 3.9 344 92
19 Jordan Lake SRA--Seaforth 14.9 64 91
20 Butner Game Land--Brickhouse Rd. (Durham Co.) 21.9 32 91
21 Lake Raleigh 6.0 96 90
22 Lake Wheeler 8.2 34 89
23 William B. Umstead SP--Big Lake 5.7 168 89
24 Brier Creek Reservoir 5.9 125 87
25 Falls Lake--Sandling Beach 17.5 12 87
26 Bond Park 2.7 121 87
27 Falls Lake 15.1 21 84
28 Lake Lynn 7.7 115 84
29 Lake Benson 11.9 102 83
30 Neuse River Trail--Abbotts Creek 14.5 136 83
31 Lake Wheeler marshes 6.9 72 82
32 Beaver Marsh 16.7 295 81
33 Harris Lake County Park 14.0 51 81
34 Jordan Lake SRA--Vista Point 16.1 9 80
35 Jordan Lake--B. Everett Jordan Dam 18.7 62 77
36 Apex Community Park 3.7 85 77
37 American Tobacco Trail--New Hill-Olive Chapel Road Access 10.5 61 77
38 Crabtree Creek Wetland--West of Raleigh Blvd. 9.8 63 77
39 Falls Lake--Ellerbe Creek RR Grade 19.0 19 76
40 Falls Lake--Dam 15.2 26 76
41 Jordan Game Land--Transis Camp Rd. 12.6 44 75
42 Jordan Lake--NC Forest HQ (Model Plane Field) 14.1 18 74
43 Durant Nature Preserve 13.3 79 74
44 Falls Lake--Hwy. 50 Boat Ramp 16.8 66 74
45 Briar Chapel--Pokeberry Creek 18.2 48 74
46 Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve 15.1 42 73
47 Bass Lake Park & Trail 10.7 52 73
48 Brumley Nature Preserve--North 22.2 123 73
49 Symphony Lake Greenway 4.4 53 72
50 William B. Umstead SP 5.4 29 69
51 Sarah P. Duke Gardens 16.8 84 69
52 Maple View Farm (Birding From Roads Only) 24.1 102 69
53 Fred Fletcher Park 7.4 71 69
54 Neuse River Trail--Mial Plantation Road 18.1 11 69
55 North Wake Landfill Park (formerly North Wake Sanitary Landfill) 14.1 29 68
56 Rainbow Soccer Complex 16.2 53 68
57 Discovery Lake (Restricted Access) 8.2 54 67
58 Falls Lake--Olive Grove Church Rd. 17.1 10 66
59 Duke University--Wetland Center 'SWAMP' 16.4 64 66
60 Jordan Lake--Educational State Forest 14.7 22 66
61 White Oak Creek Greenway--West Side 6.7 25 65
62 Jordan Lake SRA--Parker's Creek 15.0 16 64
63 Jordan Lake SRA--Ebenezer Church Boat Ramp 14.8 16 64
64 Jordan Game Land--Audubon Platform 12.3 28 64
65 Williamson Preserve 19.2 11 63
66 Third Fork Creek Trail 13.6 30 63
67 Eagle Spur Rail Trail--Stagecoach Rd. 11.9 14 62
68 Jordan Game Land--(Big Woods Rd. Bridge) Bush Creek 14.8 16 62
69 Neuse River Trail (Historic only. Use more specific location.) 13.5 11 62
70 Macedonia Lake/Speight Branch Greenway 3.5 11 62
71 Raven Rock SP 23.9 19 61
72 NCSU Experimental Farm 7.1 43 61
73 Old Bynum Bridge 20.4 37 61
74 Fearrington Village 17.5 40 61
75 Blue Jay Point County Park 14.5 57 60
76 Middle Creek Bottomlands II 24.9 14 60
77 Blackwood Farm Park 22.9 21 60
78 Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek arm (Chatham Co) 12.0 8 59
79 Knap of Reeds Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 23.9 8 59
80 Inwood Rd. 7.3 71 59
81 North Carolina Museum of Art--Sculpture Garden 4.6 26 59
82 Little Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 14.5 25 57
83 Eno River SP--Few's Ford 23.2 34 57
84 AIHF Trail 8300 Health Park 10.0 16 57
85 Patterson Place Constructed Wetland 16.0 45 57
86 Prairie Ridge Ecostation--Bird Feeders 3.9 67 57
87 White Oak Creek Greenway--Wetland 6.1 6 57
88 Harris Lake--NE of New Hill-Holleman Rd. 13.3 21 57
89 Wendell Park 22.6 12 57
90 Lower Haw SNA--Bynum 20.3 17 56
91 North Carolina Museum of Life and Science 17.8 37 56
92 Wilkerson Nature Preserve Park 13.6 22 56
93 Lower Booker Creek Trail 17.0 20 56
94 Penny's Bend Nature Preserve 20.0 18 55
95 Jordan Game Land--Farrington Point Boating Access 13.1 17 54
96 Hank Anderson Community Park 20.3 35 54
97 Neuse River Trail--Anderson Point Park 13.5 12 54
98 Butner Game Land--Brickhouse Rd. (Granville Co.) 21.9 6 54
99 Shearon Harris Visitor's Center 12.7 12 54
100 Horton Grove Nature Preserve 24.6 24 54
101 Duke University--Reclamation Pond 17.3 43 54
102 White Deer Park 11.6 21 54
103 Hilltop Needmore Park--North 11.1 6 54
104 North Carolina Botanical Garden 16.0 92 53
105 Horace Williams Tract 19.1 23 53
106 Swift Creek Bluffs 5.3 11 53
107 Falls Lake--Upper Beaverdam Reservoir 19.0 11 53
108 Falls Lake--Holly Pt./Shinleaf 15.9 6 53
109 Crabtree Creek Watershed 4.7 16 53
110 E. Carroll Joyner Park 20.6 23 53
111 American Tobacco Trail--Southpoint Mall 12.2 13 53
112 stakeout Varied Thrush, Cary (2020) 1.5 77 53
113 Ritter Park 4.3 14 52
114 University Lake, Chapel Hill 19.3 18 52
115 Brumley Nature Preserve--South 22.7 9 52
116 Walnut Creek Trail--Wetland Center 9.0 7 52
117 Pierce Woods and Pond 15.9 21 52
118 Falls Lake SRA--Information Center 16.3 6 51
119 New Hope Waterfowl Impoundment 13.8 21 51
120 Laurel Hill Park 5.4 11 51
121 17 Acre Woods 18.0 23 50
122 Falls Lake--Will Suitt Rd. RR Grade 20.0 6 50
123 North Carolina State University Campus 6.2 59 50
124 Baileywick Road Park 10.2 16 50
125 Apex Nature Park 8.6 7 50
126 Orange County Sportsplex Pond 24.9 44 50
127 UNC Chapel Hill--Coker Arboretum 17.2 36 49
128 Jordan Game Land--Mason Point Peninsula 12.1 10 49
129 Morgan Creek Trail 17.5 30 49
130 Duke Forest--Hollow Rock & Hollow Rock Nature Park 17.9 21 49
131 Forest Ridge Park 16.5 13 49
132 Jordan Game Land--Seaforth Road South End 17.3 5 49
133 Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve 4.6 29 48
134 Poplar Point Wastewater Ponds (Restricted Access) 13.8 20 48
135 Jordan Game Land---(751 bridge) Northeast Creek 10.6 10 48
136 Bolin Creek--Community Park to MLK Blvd. 17.4 29 48
137 Jordan Lake SRA--Robeson Creek Canoe Access 18.4 4 48
138 Salem Pond Park 4.5 14 48
139 Chandler's Swamp 16.9 16 48
140 Glennstone/Heron Rookery 18.4 4 47
141 Eden Lakes 23.7 7 47
142 Brian P's Yard (Private) 14.4 24 47
143 Clayton Riverwalk--County Line to Sam's Branch Greenway 21.1 6 47
144 Patterson Road Waterfowl Impoundment 14.8 3 46
145 Pullen Park 6.6 12 45
146 Johnston Mill Nature Preserve 20.5 16 45
147 William B. Umstead SP--Reedy Creek Lake 3.8 8 45
148 Jordan Lake--Marthas Chapel Pulloff 12.6 7 45
149 Beaver Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 10.6 9 45
150 Pinehurst Drive Ponds 15.6 17 45
151 Pritchard Park Nature Trail 17.3 29 45
152 Eno River SP--Cole Mill/Pump Station 21.6 11 44
153 Rocky Branch Greenway 6.4 15 44
154 Shiloh Greenway 5.1 8 44
155 South Ellerbe Creek Trail 16.4 14 43
156 Barksdale Drive Greenway 9.9 6 43
157 Falls Lake SRA--Woodpecker Ridge 16.3 2 43
158 Turnipseed Preserve 20.5 7 43
159 White Pines Nature Preserve 24.5 20 42
160 UNC Chapel Hill--Battle Park 16.9 14 42
161 Whippoorwill Park & Warren Creek Trail 19.4 10 42
162 Butner Game Land--H Street Fields 23.2 1 42
163 Southern Community Park--Fan Branch Trail 17.1 12 42
164 Merritt's Pasture 16.9 9 42
165 Jack Marley Park 19.7 1 42
166 Jordan Game Land--Rock Quarry Public Fishing Area 13.8 11 41
167 Eno River SP--Pleasant Green 21.9 8 41
168 Ephesus Park--Chapel Hill 16.3 7 41
169 Jordan Lake SRA--Poplar Point 14.2 8 41
170 Higgins Greenway 1.2 11 41
171 Stagecoach Road Waterfowl Impoundment 12.2 5 40
172 North Carolina Museum of Art--Pond 4.7 10 40
173 Homestead Park 19.3 10 40
174 Bolin Creek--Umstead Park 18.1 12 40
175 Martin Luther King Jr Park 19.7 9 40
176 Parker Preserve 15.5 13 40
177 Hoffman Lake 2.4 7 39
178 Duke Forest--Gate 4 18.1 9 39
179 Roland E. Horne Walking Trail 23.4 2 39
180 Indian Creek Greenway 3.5 5 39
181 Lower Haw SNA--Hwy. 64 18.7 14 38
182 New Hope Bottomlands 15.5 3 38
183 Kildaire Farms Lake 2.3 4 38
184 Edna Metz Wells Park 7.1 22 38
185 Eastgate Park 9.5 11 38
186 Fallon park 8.1 5 38
187 Brookhaven Nature Park 6.7 11 38
188 Carpenter Park 5.1 10 38
189 Falls Lake--Hickory Hill Boat Ramp 18.4 17 37
190 Falls Lake--Cheek Road Causeway (Durham Co.) 17.7 3 37
191 J.C. Raulston Arboretum 4.6 9 37
192 Lake Rogers Park 23.7 5 37
193 Falls Lake--Mountains-to-Sea Trail Jimmy Rogers Road Access 15.2 4 37
194 Duke Forest--Korstian Division 19.6 15 36
195 Jordan Game Land--(Hortons Pond Rd.) Mill Branch 11.6 4 36
196 Neuse River Trail--Mingo Bridge 13.6 4 36
197 Dorothea Dix 6.6 1 36
198 Jordan Game Land--Bells Church Fishing Access 12.9 8 36
199 Jordan Game Land--(751 bridge) White Oak Creek 10.3 10 35
200 Lick Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 13.2 6 35
201 Bolin Creek--Adams and Craig Tracts 18.8 6 35
202 Kaplan Drive Park 4.1 5 35
203 Carrboro High School 18.4 10 35
204 Forest Hills Park 15.0 13 35
205 West Point on the Eno Park 20.5 6 34
206 Chapel Hill Community Park 16.9 10 34
207 Hymettus Woods Park 5.9 20 34
208 Jordan Lake--Crosswinds Marina 13.2 21 33
209 Falls Lake--Olive Grove Church Rd. Ramp 18.4 4 33
210 Neuse River Trail--River Bend 14.9 2 33
211 Strickland Park 8.9 6 33
212 Duke University--Chapel Woods 17.1 8 32
213 Crowder District Park 6.8 8 32
214 Town Lake Park 23.4 5 32
215 Duke University--East Campus 16.6 9 32
216 O'Kelly Chapel Road Waterfowl Impoundment 9.9 2 32
217 American Tobacco Trail--Blackwell Street Trailhead 15.4 1 32
218 Cedar Hills Park 9.7 2 32
219 Leigh Farm Park 14.5 7 31
220 Carolina North--Tripp Farm Gate 19.7 10 31
221 Chatham Co. Northeast District Park 14.1 7 31
222 Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park 22.3 44 31
223 Valley Springs Park 20.7 4 30
224 Neuse River Trail--Falls River 15.6 4 30
225 Ten-Ten Road Pond 9.4 11 29
226 Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek Arm (Durham Co) 12.3 3 29
227 Walnut Creek Wetland Center 9.0 7 29
228 Northgate Park 17.2 5 29
229 East Fork Mine Creek Trail (Bent Creek) 9.4 2 29
230 DO NOT USE--Historical Only for Brumley Nature Preserve 22.4 2 29
231 Piedmont Nature Trail 15.9 8 29
232 Jordan Lake--Farrington Point Rd Causeway 12.9 2 28
233 Falls Lake--New Light Creek 17.6 2 28
234 American Tobacco Trail--Massey Chapel Road 12.0 1 28
235 stakeout Long-tailed Duck, Lower Springdale Estates Lake, Raleigh (2019) 8.2 3 28
236 Jordan Lake SRA--New Hope Overlook 16.7 6 27
237 Sims Branch Greenway 13.1 4 27
238 Harris Game Land--Lower Boat Ramp 18.6 3 26
239 Hilltop Needmore Park--South 11.5 3 26
240 Jordan Lake SRA--Visitor's Center 13.8 4 25
241 Walnut Creek Greenway between Lake Dam Rd & Gorman St 5.1 4 25
242 Neuse River Trail--Poole Road 14.1 2 25
243 Falls Lake--Neuse River RR Grade (Granville Co) 20.0 1 24
244 Indian Trail Park 18.1 4 24
245 American Tobacco Trail--Pittard Sears Road 8.8 4 24
246 UNC Chapel Hill--Battle Grove 17.1 6 23
247 Smith Creek Greenway (Entrance on Creek Moss Avenue) 16.2 1 23
248 RTP Mountain Bike Trails 7.2 1 22
249 Mingo Creek Trail 15.1 2 22
250 Neuse River Trail--Old Falls of Neuse 15.1 1 22
251 Main Street Park (Rolesville) 20.1 1 22
252 Greenview Ponds 7.6 3 21
253 American Tobacco Trail--Wimberly Road Access 8.1 2 21
254 Lassiter Mill Historical Park 7.7 3 21
255 Beaver Creek Greenway 7.0 6 21
256 Neuse River Trail--Buffalo Road Athletic Park 14.1 1 21
257 American Tobacco Trail--Solite Park 12.3 6 21
258 West Lake Road Ponds 8.7 4 20
259 Falls Lake--Rollingview Marina 15.5 6 20
260 Duke University--Anderson Woods 17.0 2 20
261 Duke Forest--Eno Division 22.9 3 20
262 Robertson Millpond Preserve 20.7 1 20
263 Ammons Farm Rd. 24.7 2 20
264 Crabtree Creek Greenway--Capital Blvd to Atlantic Ave 9.6 1 19
265 Raleigh-Durham Airport Observation Deck 6.4 9 19
266 William B. Umstead SP--Turkey Creek Trail 4.2 1 19
267 South Wake County Landfill (Restricted Access) 8.9 2 19
268 Camden Ave Pond 16.3 2 19
269 Lee Game Land 22.6 1 18
270 Wooten Meadow Park 6.8 1 17
271 Crabtree Creek Greenway--Atlantic Ave to Anderson Drive 8.6 1 17
272 Morrisville Community Park 3.9 1 17
273 Duke Forest Rd. 20.7 3 16
274 Clemmons Educational State Forest 18.0 2 16
275 Neuse River Trail--Auburn Knightdale Road 15.6 1 16
276 Leesville Park 7.5 3 15
277 Knightdale Station Park 17.3 1 15
278 Haw River--Bynum Dam 20.5 2 14
279 Falls Lake SRA--B. W. Wells 16.6 1 14
280 Eno River SP--Cabe Lands Access 20.8 3 14
281 Falls Lake--Upper Beaver Dam (Granville Co.) 21.0 1 14
282 Duke Forest--Shepherd Nature Trail 18.7 3 13
283 Eno River SP--The Quarry 21.2 3 13
284 Eno River--Pleasant Green to Cole Mill 21.2 1 13
285 Wake Forest Reservoir 20.5 2 13
286 Carroll Howard Johnson Environmental Education Park 15.6 2 13
287 Little Creek Trail 15.3 2 12
288 Capital Hills Drive Wetlands 13.9 1 12
289 Jordan Game Land--(Lystra Rd. Bridge) Overcup Creek 14.0 2 11
290 Little Beaverdam Creek 18.4 1 11
291 American Tobacco Trail--Riddle Road 12.9 2 10
292 Old Oxford Rd. Pond 20.9 7 10
293 Falls Lake--Mountains-to-Sea Trail South of Cheek Rd. 17.4 1 10
294 Falls Lake--Will Suitt Mudflats 18.8 1 9
295 American Tobacco Trail--C.M. Herndon Park 10.4 1 9
296 Jordan Game Land--Lower Little Creek 13.2 1 9
297 Eva Perry Library 4.2 2 8
298 Duke Forest--Gate 10 19.3 2 6
299 Erwin Road Swamp 17.7 3 6
300 American Tobacco Trail--Woodcroft 12.3 1 6
301 Rock Ridge Park 23.8 2 6
302 Cornwallis Road Park 16.1 2 5
303 Duke Forest--Gate 12 19.9 1 5
304 Pulley Town Road Fields 22.5 4 5
305 Falls Lake--Cheek Rd. Causeway (Wake Co.) 17.9 1 4
306 Duke Park 16.6 1 4
307 Neuse River Trail--Myakka Court 15.1 1 4
308 Jordan Lake--Poe's Ridge 19.9 1 3
309 UNC Chapel Hill--Kenan Woods 17.0 1 3
310 Bennett Place State Historic Site 19.7 2 3
311 Oberlin Cemetery 6.9 2 3
312 Krzyzewskiville 16.8 1 2
313 Little River Fishing Facility 23.7 2 2
314 Cedar Falls Park 18.2 1 1
315 Bethesda Park 11.2 1 1
316 Howling Cow Creamery 7.2 1 1