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

This page shows the top birding locations in the month of February. 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 3.6 378 130
2 Yates Mill County Park 7.2 334 112
3 Prairie Ridge Ecostation for Wildlife Learning 3.9 268 102
4 Mid Pines Rd. 6.7 333 101
5 Lake Betz 7.3 173 101
6 Harris Lake County Park 14.0 74 100
7 Schenck Forest 3.6 165 96
8 Jordan Lake SRA--Ebenezer Point 15.0 94 95
9 Lake Crabtree Nature Trail--Southport Entrance 3.3 72 95
10 Sandy Creek Park 16.1 272 91
11 Apex Community Park 3.7 99 91
12 Mason Farm Biological Reserve 14.6 211 90
13 Lake Lynn 7.7 90 90
14 Lake Benson 11.9 64 88
15 Bond Park 2.7 102 88
16 Butner Game Land--Brickhouse Rd. (Durham Co.) 21.9 42 87
17 William B. Umstead SP--Big Lake 5.7 88 86
18 Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment 23.4 52 86
19 Lake Johnson Park 4.2 112 85
20 Harris Game Land--Upper Boat Ramp 15.5 61 85
21 Lake Raleigh 6.0 98 82
22 Lake Crabtree Dam 3.3 65 82
23 Jordan Lake--Historical Data Only 15.3 22 81
24 Shelley Lake 8.1 74 81
25 Beaver Marsh 16.7 256 81
26 Neuse River Trail--Abbotts Creek 14.5 118 79
27 Jordan Lake--B. Everett Jordan Dam 18.7 29 78
28 Falls Lake--Rolling View 16.1 36 77
29 Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve 15.1 27 77
30 Lake Wheeler 8.2 27 75
31 Symphony Lake Greenway 4.4 111 75
32 Durant Nature Preserve 13.3 50 74
33 American Tobacco Trail--New Hill-Olive Chapel Road Access 10.5 47 74
34 Rainbow Soccer Complex 16.2 42 73
35 Jordan Game Land--Transis Camp Rd. 12.6 31 69
36 Briar Chapel--Pokeberry Creek 18.2 56 69
37 Brumley Nature Preserve--North 22.2 97 69
38 Jordan Game Land--Mason Point Peninsula 12.1 15 68
39 Eagle Spur Rail Trail--Stagecoach Rd. 11.9 12 67
40 Neuse River Trail--Anderson Point Park 13.5 11 67
41 North Wake Landfill Park (formerly North Wake Sanitary Landfill) 14.1 28 66
42 North Carolina Museum of Art--Sculpture Garden 4.6 34 66
43 White Oak Creek Greenway--Wetland 6.1 13 66
44 Fred Fletcher Park 7.4 45 65
45 Crabtree Creek Wetland--West of Raleigh Blvd. 9.8 21 65
46 Harris Lake--NE of New Hill-Holleman Rd. 13.3 12 65
47 Maple View Farm (Birding From Roads Only) 24.1 44 64
48 Falls Lake--Dam 15.2 15 64
49 Jordan Lake SRA--Seaforth 14.9 28 63
50 Raven Rock SP 23.9 19 63
51 Brier Creek Reservoir 5.9 40 63
52 Middle Creek Bottomlands II 24.9 10 63
53 Sarah P. Duke Gardens 16.8 45 62
54 Discovery Lake (Restricted Access) 8.2 33 62
55 Ritter Park 4.3 19 62
56 Falls Lake--Beaverdam Reservoir 18.0 13 62
57 North Carolina Botanical Garden 16.0 64 62
58 Jordan Game Land--Audubon Platform 12.3 26 62
59 Jordan Lake--Educational State Forest 14.7 21 62
60 White Oak Creek Greenway--West Side 6.7 16 62
61 Butner Game Land--Brickhouse Rd. (Granville Co.) 21.9 9 61
62 Bass Lake Park & Trail 10.7 28 61
63 Lake Wheeler marshes 6.9 32 60
64 Morgan Creek Trail 17.5 25 60
65 Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve 4.6 26 59
66 Blue Jay Point County Park 14.5 47 59
67 AIHF Trail 8300 Health Park 10.0 14 59
68 Blackwood Farm Park 22.9 12 59
69 William B. Umstead SP 5.4 17 58
70 Falls Lake--Ellerbe Creek RR Grade 19.0 7 57
71 Old Bynum Bridge 20.4 24 57
72 Duke University--Wetland Center 'SWAMP' 16.4 43 57
73 Eno River SP--Few's Ford 23.2 32 56
74 Crabtree Creek Watershed 4.7 11 56
75 Glennstone/Heron Rookery 18.4 8 56
76 Prairie Ridge Ecostation--Bird Feeders 3.9 18 56
77 Jordan Game Land--Farrington Point Boating Access 13.1 12 55
78 Jordan Lake--Morgan Creek arm (seasonal mudflats) 12.6 3 55
79 Fearrington Village 17.5 20 54
80 North Carolina Museum of Life and Science 17.8 21 54
81 E. Carroll Joyner Park 20.6 13 54
82 Jordan Game Land--Lower Little Creek 13.2 3 54
83 UNC Chapel Hill--Coker Arboretum 17.2 65 53
84 Jordan Game Land--(Big Woods Rd. Bridge) Bush Creek 14.8 8 53
85 Macedonia Lake/Speight Branch Greenway 3.5 8 53
86 Orange County Sportsplex Pond 24.9 51 53
87 White Deer Park 11.6 17 53
88 Pierce Woods and Pond 15.9 21 53
89 Jordan Game Land---(751 bridge) Northeast Creek 10.6 9 52
90 New Hope Waterfowl Impoundment 13.8 19 52
91 Hank Anderson Community Park 20.3 22 52
92 Walnut Creek Wetland Center 9.0 8 52
93 University Lake, Chapel Hill 19.3 13 52
94 Lower Booker Creek Trail 17.0 21 52
95 Johnston Mill Nature Preserve 20.5 20 51
96 Wendell Park 22.6 10 51
97 Ammons Farm Rd. 24.7 10 51
98 South Ellerbe Creek Trail 16.4 12 50
99 Baileywick Road Park 10.2 11 50
100 Neuse River Trail--Mial Plantation Road 18.1 3 50
101 NCSU Experimental Farm 7.1 22 49
102 Lower Haw SNA--Bynum 20.3 8 49
103 Patterson Place Constructed Wetland 16.0 29 49
104 Edna Metz Wells Park 7.1 13 49
105 Forest Ridge Park 16.5 20 49
106 White Pines Nature Preserve 24.5 9 48
107 17 Acre Woods 18.0 23 48
108 Dorothea Dix 6.6 10 48
109 Turnipseed Preserve 20.5 9 48
110 American Tobacco Trail--Southpoint Mall 12.2 6 48
111 Little Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 14.5 10 47
112 Inwood Rd. 7.3 35 47
113 Kildaire Farms Lake 2.3 7 47
114 Jordan Game Land--Cub Creek 13.7 1 47
115 Apex Nature Park 8.6 8 47
116 Bolin Creek--Community Park to MLK Blvd. 17.4 20 46
117 Barksdale Drive Greenway 9.9 2 46
118 Brumley Nature Preserve--South 22.7 9 46
119 Horton Grove Nature Preserve 24.6 17 46
120 Wilkerson Nature Preserve Park 13.6 17 46
121 Duke University--Reclamation Pond 17.3 33 46
122 North Carolina State University Campus 6.2 43 45
123 Salem Pond Park 4.5 12 45
124 Little Creek Trail 15.3 4 45
125 Clayton Riverwalk--County Line to Sam's Branch Greenway 21.1 5 45
126 Indian Creek Greenway 3.5 8 45
127 stakeout Varied Thrush, Cary (2020) 1.5 28 45
128 Falls Lake--Hickory Hill Boat Ramp 18.4 14 44
129 Horace Williams Tract 19.1 6 44
130 Third Fork Creek Trail 13.6 4 44
131 Pullen Park 6.6 10 43
132 Brian P's Yard (Private) 14.4 14 43
133 Jack Marley Park 19.7 4 43
134 Shearon Harris Visitor's Center 12.7 4 42
135 Carpenter Park 5.1 13 42
136 Falls Lake--Sandling Beach 17.5 4 41
137 Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek arm (Chatham Co) 12.0 5 41
138 Penny's Bend Nature Preserve 20.0 13 41
139 Brookhaven Nature Park 6.7 15 41
140 Crabtree Creek Greenway--Capital Blvd to Atlantic Ave 9.6 4 40
141 Duke Forest--Hollow Rock & Hollow Rock Nature Park 17.9 7 40
142 Southern Community Park--Fan Branch Trail 17.1 14 40
143 Beaver Creek Greenway 7.0 4 40
144 William B. Umstead SP--Reedy Creek Lake 3.8 5 39
145 Jordan Game Land--(751 bridge) White Oak Creek 10.3 5 39
146 Whippoorwill Park & Warren Creek Trail 19.4 3 39
147 Pinehurst Drive Ponds 15.6 13 39
148 Bass Lake Outfall Greenway 11.0 2 39
149 Pritchard Park Nature Trail 17.3 15 39
150 DO NOT USE--Historical Only for Brumley Nature Preserve 22.4 5 39
151 Butner Game Land--H Street Fields 23.2 1 39
152 Shiloh Greenway 5.1 7 39
153 Merritt's Pasture 16.9 7 39
154 Parker Preserve 15.5 11 39
155 Falls Lake 15.1 6 38
156 Homestead Park 19.3 7 38
157 Walnut Creek Trail--Wetland Center 9.0 5 38
158 Eastgate Park 9.5 6 38
159 Crabtree Creek Greenway--Atlantic Ave to Anderson Drive 8.6 4 38
160 Duke Forest--Korstian Division 19.6 11 37
161 Jordan Lake SRA--Parker's Creek 15.0 5 37
162 Jordan Lake SRA--New Hope Overlook 16.7 11 37
163 Chatham Co. Northeast District Park 14.1 8 37
164 Falls Lake--Olive Grove Church Rd. 17.1 2 36
165 Rocky Branch Greenway 6.4 10 36
166 O'Kelly Chapel Road Waterfowl Impoundment 9.9 3 36
167 Jordan Lake--Crosswinds Marina 13.2 13 35
168 Haw River--Bynum Dam 20.5 2 35
169 Duke Forest Rd. 20.7 3 35
170 Carolina North--Tripp Farm Gate 19.7 8 35
171 Wooten Meadow Park 6.8 3 35
172 Chapel Hill Community Park 16.9 5 35
173 Cedar Hills Park 9.7 1 35
174 Knap of Reeds Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 23.9 1 34
175 Falls Lake--Holly Pt./Shinleaf 15.9 9 34
176 Jordan Lake SRA--Ebenezer Church Boat Ramp 14.8 9 34
177 Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park 22.3 46 34
178 Swift Creek Bluffs 5.3 7 33
179 Jordan Lake SRA--Poplar Point 14.2 5 33
180 Higgins Greenway 1.2 5 33
181 Shaw Lake 9.9 3 33
182 UNC Chapel Hill--Battle Grove 17.1 10 32
183 Eno River SP--Cole Mill/Pump Station 21.6 10 32
184 Falls Lake--Upper Beaverdam Reservoir 19.0 2 32
185 Crowder District Park 6.8 10 32
186 Neuse River Trail--Mingo Bridge 13.6 2 32
187 North Carolina Museum of Art--Pond 4.7 10 32
188 Chandler's Swamp 16.9 10 32
189 stakeout Long-tailed Duck, Lower Springdale Estates Lake, Raleigh (2019) 8.2 18 32
190 Ten-Ten Road Pond 9.4 6 31
191 Falls Lake SRA--Woodpecker Ridge 16.3 2 31
192 Neuse River Trail (Historic only. Use more specific location.) 13.5 3 31
193 East Fork Mine Creek Trail (Bent Creek) 9.4 6 31
194 Duke Forest--Gate 12 19.9 4 30
195 Duke Forest--Gate 10 19.3 4 30
196 Williamson Preserve 19.2 1 30
197 Leesville Park 7.5 7 30
198 Falls Lake--Cheek Road Causeway (Durham Co.) 17.7 3 29
199 Laurel Hill Park 5.4 6 29
200 Lick Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 13.2 1 29
201 Lake Rogers Park 23.7 2 29
202 Jordan Lake SRA--Vista Point 16.1 3 28
203 J.C. Raulston Arboretum 4.6 5 28
204 Fallon park 8.1 8 28
205 Neuse River Trail--Auburn Knightdale Road 15.6 1 28
206 Jordan Game Land--Seaforth Road South End 17.3 1 28
207 UNC Chapel Hill--Battle Park 16.9 8 27
208 Northgate Park 17.2 7 27
209 Mill Bridge Nature Park 19.4 2 27
210 Bolin Creek--Adams and Craig Tracts 18.8 5 27
211 Eno River--Pleasant Green to Cole Mill 21.2 3 27
212 Falls Lake--Hwy. 50 Boat Ramp 16.8 6 26
213 Jordan Lake SRA--Visitor's Center 13.8 3 26
214 Piedmont Nature Trail 15.9 3 26
215 Bolin Creek--Umstead Park 18.1 4 25
216 Hymettus Woods Park 5.9 5 25
217 Forest Hills Park 15.0 2 25
218 West Lake Road Ponds 8.7 2 24
219 Lee Game Land 22.6 1 24
220 New Hope Bottomlands 15.5 4 24
221 Cedar Falls Park 18.2 3 24
222 South Wake County Landfill (Restricted Access) 8.9 3 24
223 Jordan Lake--NC Forest HQ (Model Plane Field) 14.1 2 23
224 Walnut Creek Greenway between Lake Dam Rd & Gorman St 5.1 3 23
225 Roland E. Horne Walking Trail 23.4 1 23
226 Eno River SP--Cabe Lands Access 20.8 3 22
227 Beaver Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 10.6 3 22
228 Carrboro High School 18.4 5 22
229 American Tobacco Trail--Solite Park 12.3 1 22
230 Morrisville Community Park 3.9 2 22
231 Eden Lakes 23.7 4 21
232 Duke University--East Campus 16.6 2 21
233 Harris Game Land--Lower Boat Ramp 18.6 4 21
234 UNC Chapel Hill--Kenan Woods 17.0 5 21
235 Neuse River Trail--Milburnie Park 13.5 1 21
236 Poplar Point Wastewater Ponds (Restricted Access) 13.8 4 20
237 Chimney Swift Roost--Downtown Raleigh 7.9 4 20
238 American Tobacco Trail--Fayetteville Road 11.4 1 20
239 Leigh Farm Park 14.5 3 19
240 American Tobacco Trail--Wimberly Road Access 8.1 2 19
241 Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek Arm (Durham Co) 12.3 2 18
242 Indian Trail Park 18.1 2 18
243 Neuse River Trail--Falls River 15.6 1 18
244 Eno River SP--Pleasant Green 21.9 4 17
245 Little Beaverdam Creek 18.4 1 17
246 Little River Fishing Facility 23.7 3 17
247 Falls Lake--Will Suitt Mudflats 18.8 1 16
248 West Point on the Eno Park 20.5 2 16
249 Duke University--Chapel Woods 17.1 12 16
250 Clemmons Educational State Forest 18.0 4 16
251 Eva Perry Library 4.2 3 16
252 American Tobacco Trail--Massey Chapel Road 12.0 2 16
253 Jordan Game Land--Rock Quarry Public Fishing Area 13.8 3 15
254 Jordan Game Land--(Hortons Pond Rd.) Mill Branch 11.6 1 15
255 Duke Forest--Gate 4 18.1 3 15
256 American Tobacco Trail--C.M. Herndon Park 10.4 1 15
257 Bethesda Park 11.2 1 15
258 Strickland Park 8.9 1 14
259 Jordan Lake--Marthas Chapel Pulloff 12.6 4 12
260 Duke Forest--Eno Division 22.9 1 12
261 Kaplan Drive Park 4.1 2 11
262 Robertson Millpond Preserve 20.7 1 11
263 Jordan Lake--Farrington Point Rd Causeway 12.9 7 10
264 Falls Lake--Neuse River RR Grade (Durham Co.) 19.7 2 10
265 Wake Forest Reservoir 20.5 1 10
266 Camden Ave Pond 16.3 2 10
267 Martin Luther King Jr Park 19.7 3 10
268 Lower Haw SNA--Hwy. 64 18.7 2 9
269 Stagecoach Road Waterfowl Impoundment 12.2 1 9
270 Falls Lake--Rollingview Marina 15.5 3 9
271 Duke University--Anderson Woods 17.0 1 9
272 Old Oxford Rd. Pond 20.9 5 9
273 William B. Umstead SP--Turkey Creek Trail 4.2 2 9
274 Durant Nature Park--Fairy Garden 13.4 1 9
275 Raftery Park 7.8 1 9
276 Greenview Ponds 7.6 2 8
277 Raleigh-Durham Airport Observation Deck 6.4 1 7
278 South Durham WRF 13.3 1 7
279 Town Lake Park 23.4 2 7
280 Duke Forest--Shepherd Nature Trail 18.7 1 6
281 Duke Park 16.6 1 6
282 American Tobacco Trail--Woodcroft 12.3 3 6
283 Neuse River Trail--Myakka Court 15.1 1 6
284 Biltmore Hills Park (Access from Fitzgerald Dr.) 9.2 1 6
285 Ephesus Park--Chapel Hill 16.3 1 4
286 Falls Lake SRA--Information Center 16.3 1 3
287 Little River Waterfowl Impoundment 20.6 1 2
288 Lassiter Mill Historical Park 7.7 2 2
289 Erwin Road Swamp 17.7 1 2
290 Rock Ridge Park 23.8 1 2
291 Cornwallis Road Park 16.1 1 1
292 Historic Oak View Park 11.8 1 1
293 Krzyzewskiville 16.8 1 1
294 American Tobacco Trail--Elmira Park 13.7 1 1
295 American Tobacco Trail--Blackwell Street Trailhead 15.4 2 1
296 Crabtree Creek Trail--Anderson Drive to Lassiter Mill Road 8.3 1 1