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

This page shows the top birding locations in the month of October. 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 3.6 303 185
2 Jordan Lake SRA--Ebenezer Point 15.0 391 171
3 Schenck Forest 3.6 192 153
4 Brumley Nature Preserve--North 22.2 362 148
5 Falls Lake--Ellerbe Creek RR Grade 19.0 81 147
6 Mason Farm Biological Reserve 14.6 318 145
7 Sandy Creek Park 16.1 348 145
8 Lake Lynn 7.7 398 144
9 Yates Mill County Park 7.2 255 143
10 Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment 23.4 65 138
11 Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek arm (Chatham Co) 12.0 35 137
12 Prairie Ridge Ecostation for Wildlife Learning 3.9 215 133
13 Mid Pines Rd. 6.7 330 133
14 Butner Game Land--Brickhouse Rd. (Durham Co.) 21.9 46 125
15 Bass Lake Park & Trail 10.7 75 125
16 Briar Chapel--Pokeberry Creek 18.2 148 124
17 Bond Park 2.7 142 123
18 Old Bynum Bridge 20.4 138 115
19 Lake Betz 7.3 120 113
20 Jordan Lake--Historical Data Only 15.3 37 112
21 Lake Wheeler marshes 6.9 73 111
22 William B. Umstead SP--Big Lake 5.7 42 107
23 Maple View Farm (Birding From Roads Only) 24.1 88 106
24 Durant Nature Preserve 13.3 75 105
25 17 Acre Woods 18.0 97 105
26 Lake Johnson Park 4.2 126 105
27 Lake Crabtree Nature Trail--Southport Entrance 3.3 76 105
28 Neuse River Trail--Abbotts Creek 14.5 142 105
29 Eno River SP--Few's Ford 23.2 62 102
30 Lake Raleigh 6.0 58 100
31 Shelley Lake 8.1 48 99
32 Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve 15.1 33 99
33 Falls Lake--Dam 15.2 14 98
34 Falls Lake--Hickory Hill Boat Ramp 18.4 31 98
35 Brian P's Yard (Private) 14.4 136 97
36 Apex Community Park 3.7 46 95
37 DO NOT USE--Historical Only for Brumley Nature Preserve 22.4 19 93
38 E. Carroll Joyner Park 20.6 30 92
39 Jordan Lake--Educational State Forest 14.7 44 91
40 Crabtree Creek Wetland--West of Raleigh Blvd. 9.8 37 91
41 Eno River SP--Cole Mill/Pump Station 21.6 30 90
42 Falls Lake--Sandling Beach 17.5 14 88
43 Neuse River Trail--Mial Plantation Road 18.1 10 88
44 Jordan Lake--NC Forest HQ (Model Plane Field) 14.1 15 87
45 Falls Lake--Rolling View 16.1 34 86
46 North Carolina Botanical Garden 16.0 88 86
47 Butner Game Land--Brickhouse Rd. (Granville Co.) 21.9 15 86
48 Lower Haw SNA--Bynum 20.3 14 85
49 Neuse River Trail--Anderson Point Park 13.5 18 85
50 Brumley Nature Preserve--South 22.7 32 85
51 Williamson Preserve 19.2 19 85
52 Harris Lake County Park 14.0 49 84
53 North Carolina Museum of Art--Sculpture Garden 4.6 40 84
54 Beaver Marsh 16.7 155 83
55 Lake Benson 11.9 24 82
56 Jordan Lake--Farrington Point Rd Causeway 12.9 34 81
57 Knap of Reeds Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 23.9 7 80
58 White Oak Creek Greenway--West Side 6.7 33 80
59 Little Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 14.5 18 79
60 Jordan Game Land--Farrington Point Boating Access 13.1 36 79
61 Harris Game Land--Upper Boat Ramp 15.5 23 79
62 Johnston Mill Nature Preserve 20.5 20 78
63 Jordan Lake--B. Everett Jordan Dam 18.7 39 78
64 Jordan Game Land--Transis Camp Rd. 12.6 17 78
65 Symphony Lake Greenway 4.4 32 78
66 Penny's Bend Nature Preserve 20.0 16 77
67 Duke University--Wetland Center 'SWAMP' 16.4 35 75
68 Rocky Branch Greenway 6.4 38 75
69 Fred Fletcher Park 7.4 26 74
70 Sarah P. Duke Gardens 16.8 53 73
71 Falls Lake--Olive Grove Church Rd. 17.1 8 73
72 North Carolina Museum of Life and Science 17.8 29 73
73 Jordan Lake SRA--Ebenezer Church Boat Ramp 14.8 19 73
74 Raven Rock SP 23.9 23 72
75 Falls Lake--Will Suitt Rd. RR Grade 20.0 10 72
76 Swift Creek Bluffs 5.3 24 72
77 White Oak Creek Greenway--Wetland 6.1 17 72
78 Wilkerson Nature Preserve Park 13.6 24 72
79 Macedonia Lake/Speight Branch Greenway 3.5 18 72
80 Whippoorwill Park & Warren Creek Trail 19.4 19 71
81 Horton Grove Nature Preserve 24.6 23 71
82 Blue Jay Point County Park 14.5 31 69
83 Lower Booker Creek Trail 17.0 21 69
84 William B. Umstead SP 5.4 19 68
85 Jordan Game Land---(751 bridge) Northeast Creek 10.6 18 68
86 South Ellerbe Creek Trail 16.4 11 68
87 UNC Chapel Hill--Coker Arboretum 17.2 32 66
88 Eagle Spur Rail Trail--Stagecoach Rd. 11.9 19 66
89 Neuse River Trail (Historic only. Use more specific location.) 13.5 8 66
90 Rainbow Soccer Complex 16.2 16 66
91 Carolina North--Tripp Farm Gate 19.7 18 66
92 White Deer Park 11.6 18 66
93 Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve 4.6 27 64
94 Hank Anderson Community Park 20.3 27 64
95 Walnut Creek Wetland Center 9.0 12 64
96 Jordan Lake--Morgan Creek arm (seasonal mudflats) 12.6 9 63
97 Patterson Place Constructed Wetland 16.0 35 63
98 Third Fork Creek Trail 13.6 26 63
99 Ritter Park 4.3 13 62
100 Falls Lake 15.1 14 61
101 Jordan Lake SRA--Vista Point 16.1 10 61
102 North Wake Landfill Park (formerly North Wake Sanitary Landfill) 14.1 17 60
103 Jordan Game Land--(Big Woods Rd. Bridge) Bush Creek 14.8 7 60
104 Lake Crabtree Dam 3.3 25 60
105 Butner Game Land--H Street Fields 23.2 2 59
106 Inwood Rd. 7.3 33 58
107 Middle Creek Bottomlands II 24.9 10 58
108 North Carolina Museum of Art--Pond 4.7 21 58
109 Cape Fear River--Buckhorn Road 20.9 5 57
110 University Lake, Chapel Hill 19.3 18 57
111 Horace Williams Tract 19.1 18 56
112 Barksdale Drive Greenway 9.9 9 55
113 Fearrington Village 17.5 15 55
114 Dorothea Dix 6.6 15 55
115 New Hope Waterfowl Impoundment 13.8 10 54
116 Glennstone/Heron Rookery 18.4 3 54
117 AIHF Trail 8300 Health Park 10.0 16 54
118 Neuse River Trail--Mingo Bridge 13.6 2 53
119 Walnut Creek Trail--Wetland Center 9.0 8 53
120 Neuse River Trail--Auburn Knightdale Road 15.6 3 53
121 Discovery Lake (Restricted Access) 8.2 17 51
122 White Pines Nature Preserve 24.5 15 51
123 UNC Chapel Hill--Battle Park 16.9 8 51
124 Morgan Creek Trail 17.5 19 51
125 J.C. Raulston Arboretum 4.6 9 50
126 Turnipseed Preserve 20.5 12 50
127 Wendell Park 22.6 8 50
128 Bolin Creek--Community Park to MLK Blvd. 17.4 16 49
129 Baileywick Road Park 10.2 9 49
130 Jordan Game Land--Audubon Platform 12.3 27 49
131 Town Lake Park 23.4 12 49
132 Pritchard Park Nature Trail 17.3 13 49
133 Crabtree Creek Watershed 4.7 14 48
134 Homestead Park 19.3 8 48
135 Eno River SP--Pleasant Green 21.9 6 47
136 UNC Chapel Hill--Battle Grove 17.1 15 47
137 Falls Lake--Will Suitt Mudflats 18.8 2 47
138 Forest Ridge Park 16.5 10 47
139 Duke University--Reclamation Pond 17.3 29 45
140 Carroll Howard Johnson Environmental Education Park 15.6 7 45
141 Duke Forest--Korstian Division 19.6 7 44
142 Brier Creek Reservoir 5.9 12 44
143 Bolin Creek--Adams and Craig Tracts 18.8 8 44
144 Blackwood Farm Park 22.9 7 44
145 Chatham Co. Northeast District Park 14.1 8 44
146 Merritt's Pasture 16.9 9 44
147 Hilltop Needmore Park--North 11.1 5 44
148 Jordan Game Land--Rock Quarry Public Fishing Area 13.8 5 43
149 Haw River--Bynum Dam 20.5 5 43
150 Falls Lake--Upper Beaverdam Reservoir 19.0 2 43
151 North Carolina State University Campus 6.2 43 43
152 American Tobacco Trail--New Hill-Olive Chapel Road Access 10.5 8 43
153 Duke Forest--Hollow Rock & Hollow Rock Nature Park 17.9 8 43
154 Indian Trail Park 18.1 10 42
155 Main Street Park (Rolesville) 20.1 2 42
156 Pullen Park 6.6 6 41
157 Jordan Game Land--(751 bridge) White Oak Creek 10.3 3 41
158 New Hope Bottomlands 15.5 4 41
159 Edna Metz Wells Park 7.1 12 41
160 East Fork Mine Creek Trail (Bent Creek) 9.4 7 41
161 Clayton Riverwalk--County Line to Sam's Branch Greenway 21.1 3 41
162 Neuse River Trail--Thornton Road 15.5 1 41
163 Pierce Woods and Pond 15.9 6 41
164 Crabtree Creek Greenway--Capital Blvd to Atlantic Ave 9.6 2 40
165 Falls Lake--Cheek Road Causeway (Durham Co.) 17.7 3 40
166 Clemmons Educational State Forest 18.0 4 40
167 Duke Forest--Gate 10 19.3 5 40
168 Beaver Creek Greenway 7.0 5 40
169 Parker Preserve 15.5 12 40
170 Southern Community Park--Fan Branch Trail 17.1 3 39
171 Jordan Lake SRA--Seaforth 14.9 10 38
172 Roland E. Horne Walking Trail 23.4 13 38
173 Jordan Lake--Crosswinds Marina 13.2 13 37
174 Jordan Lake SRA--Parker's Creek 15.0 4 37
175 Jordan Game Land--Mason Point Peninsula 12.1 2 37
176 Northgate Park 17.2 7 37
177 Lake Wheeler 8.2 14 36
178 Jordan Lake--Marthas Chapel Pulloff 12.6 7 36
179 Little Creek Trail 15.3 4 36
180 Wooten Meadow Park 6.8 6 36
181 Carrboro High School 18.4 5 35
182 Falls Lake--Mountains-to-Sea Trail Jimmy Rogers Road Access 15.2 2 35
183 Brookhaven Nature Park 6.7 12 34
184 Lower Haw SNA--Hwy. 64 18.7 4 33
185 Lick Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 13.2 4 33
186 Neuse River Trail--Old Falls of Neuse 15.1 2 33
187 Jordan Lake SRA--New Hope Overlook 16.7 6 32
188 Piedmont Nature Trail 15.9 4 32
189 Falls Lake--Beaverdam Reservoir 18.0 6 31
190 Crowder District Park 6.8 4 31
191 Salem Pond Park 4.5 4 31
192 Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park 22.3 48 31
193 Mitchell Mill Natural Area 23.7 3 30
194 Action Park 13.9 3 30
195 Duke Forest--Shepherd Nature Trail 18.7 6 29
196 NCSU Experimental Farm 7.1 6 29
197 Ephesus Park--Chapel Hill 16.3 4 29
198 Falls Lake--Holly Pt./Shinleaf 15.9 4 29
199 Hoffman Lake 2.4 2 29
200 Apex Nature Park 8.6 3 29
201 Duke University--East Campus 16.6 7 28
202 Orange County Sportsplex Pond 24.9 6 28
203 Neuse River Trail--Buffalo Road Canoe Launch 14.6 1 28
204 Ammons Farm Rd. 24.7 2 28
205 Falls Lake--Hwy. 50 Boat Ramp 16.8 4 27
206 Pinehurst Drive Ponds 15.6 7 27
207 Capital Hills Drive Wetlands 13.9 1 27
208 Smith Creek Greenway (Entrance on Creek Moss Avenue) 16.2 1 27
209 Laurel Hill Park 5.4 1 26
210 Kildaire Farms Lake 2.3 1 26
211 Falls Lake--Mountains-to-Sea Trail South of Cheek Rd. 17.4 2 26
212 Mount Hope Cemetery 7.8 3 26
213 Historic Oakwood Cemetery 8.7 2 26
214 Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek Arm (Durham Co) 12.3 4 25
215 Duke University--Chapel Woods 17.1 6 25
216 Jordan Lake SRA--Robeson Creek Canoe Access 18.4 2 25
217 American Tobacco Trail--Wimberly Road Access 8.1 3 25
218 RTP Mountain Bike Trails 7.2 3 25
219 Chapel Hill Community Park 16.9 5 25
220 Prairie Ridge Ecostation--Bird Feeders 3.9 3 24
221 Jordan Game Land--Cub Creek 13.7 2 24
222 Higgins Greenway 1.2 2 24
223 Chandler's Swamp 16.9 7 24
224 Indian Creek Greenway 3.5 4 24
225 Little River Fishing Facility 23.7 4 24
226 Fallon park 8.1 1 23
227 Wake Forest Reservoir 20.5 6 23
228 Shiloh Greenway 5.1 2 23
229 Falls Lake--Neuse River RR Grade (Durham Co.) 19.7 2 22
230 West Point on the Eno Park 20.5 5 22
231 William B. Umstead SP--Reedy Creek Lake 3.8 2 22
232 Mill Bridge Nature Park 19.4 1 22
233 East End Park 15.4 1 22
234 Jordan Game Land--(Hortons Pond Rd.) Mill Branch 11.6 1 21
235 Strickland Park 8.9 3 21
236 Shearon Harris Visitor's Center 12.7 3 20
237 Duke Forest--Gate 4 18.1 1 20
238 Shaw Lake 9.9 1 20
239 Raleigh-Durham Airport Observation Deck 6.4 5 19
240 Eastgate Park 9.5 4 19
241 Knightdale Station Park 17.3 1 19
242 Crabtree Creek Greenway--Atlantic Ave to Anderson Drive 8.6 1 19
243 Poplar Point Wastewater Ponds (Restricted Access) 13.8 2 18
244 Jordan Lake SRA--Poplar Point 14.2 2 18
245 American Tobacco Trail--Southpoint Crossing 12.0 1 18
246 Jordan Game Land--Seaforth Road South End 17.3 1 18
247 Jordan Game Land--(Lystra Rd. Bridge) Overcup Creek 14.0 2 17
248 Eno River SP--Cabe Lands Access 20.8 2 17
249 Falls Lake--Olive Grove Church Rd. Ramp 18.4 2 17
250 stakeout Black-chinned Hummingbird, Chapel Hill (2019) 18.4 1 17
251 Honeycutt Road Park 14.6 1 17
252 Lassiter Mill Historical Park 7.7 2 16
253 Hymettus Woods Park 5.9 1 16
254 Lake Rogers Park 23.7 1 16
255 Jordan Lake SRA--Visitor's Center 13.8 3 15
256 Leesville Park 7.5 1 15
257 Neuse River Trail--Myakka Court 15.1 2 15
258 The Hamner Institutes 8.7 2 14
259 American Tobacco Trail--C.M. Herndon Park 10.4 2 14
260 Stagecoach Road Waterfowl Impoundment 12.2 1 13
261 Duke Forest--Gate 12 19.9 2 13
262 Sims Branch Greenway 13.1 1 13
263 Raven Rock SP--Avents Creek Access Area 22.3 1 13
264 Duke Forest Rd. 20.7 1 12
265 Duke Park 16.6 2 12
266 Bass Lake Outfall Greenway 11.0 1 12
267 Chimney Swift Roost--Downtown Raleigh 7.9 7 11
268 Carpenter Park 5.1 1 11
269 Falls Lake--Rollingview Marina 15.5 2 10
270 Leigh Farm Park 14.5 2 10
271 South Wake County Landfill (Restricted Access) 8.9 1 10
272 Falls Lake SRA--Information Center 16.3 1 9
273 Durant Nature Park--Fairy Garden 13.4 1 9
274 American Tobacco Trail--Southpoint Mall 12.2 1 8
275 Morrisville Community Park 3.9 2 8
276 Cornwallis Road Park 16.1 5 7
277 Eva Perry Library 4.2 1 7
278 American Tobacco Trail--Woodcroft 12.3 1 7
279 Bolin Creek--Umstead Park 18.1 1 7
280 American Tobacco Trail--Blackwell Street Trailhead 15.4 2 7
281 Jordan Lake--Poe's Ridge 19.9 1 6
282 Falls Lake SRA--B. W. Wells 16.6 1 5
283 Valley Springs Park 20.7 2 5
284 Jordan Game Land--Bells Church Fishing Access 12.9 1 4
285 Jordan Game Land--Lower Little Creek 13.2 1 4
286 Crabtree Creek Trail--Anderson Drive to Lassiter Mill Road 8.3 1 4
287 Eden Lakes 23.7 1 3
288 Falls Lake--Neuse River RR Grade (Granville Co) 20.0 2 2
289 Ten-Ten Road Pond 9.4 1 2
290 West Lake Road Ponds 8.7 1 2
291 Historic Oak View Park 11.8 1 2
292 Eno River--Pleasant Green to Cole Mill 21.2 2 2
293 Rock Ridge Park 23.8 1 2
294 Duke University--Anderson Woods 17.0 1 1
295 Harris Lake--NE of New Hill-Holleman Rd. 13.3 1 1
296 Jack Marley Park 19.7 1 1
297 Forest Hills Park 15.0 1 1