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

This page shows the top birding locations in the month of April. 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 3.6 337 185
2 Mason Farm Biological Reserve 14.6 768 173
3 Yates Mill County Park 7.2 457 166
4 Schenck Forest 3.6 253 165
5 Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment 23.4 168 160
6 Sandy Creek Park 16.1 773 156
7 Lake Johnson Park 4.2 280 154
8 Lake Crabtree Nature Trail--Southport Entrance 3.3 199 154
9 Butner Game Land--Brickhouse Rd. (Durham Co.) 21.9 103 151
10 Lake Lynn 7.7 179 140
11 Brumley Nature Preserve--North 22.2 327 140
12 Prairie Ridge Ecostation for Wildlife Learning 3.9 244 139
13 Lake Betz 7.3 266 139
14 Old Bynum Bridge 20.4 300 137
15 Bond Park 2.7 149 137
16 Mid Pines Rd. 6.7 337 136
17 Falls Lake--Sandling Beach 17.5 27 126
18 Durant Nature Preserve 13.3 111 125
19 Butner Game Land--Brickhouse Rd. (Granville Co.) 21.9 24 125
20 Briar Chapel--Pokeberry Creek 18.2 160 124
21 Falls Lake--Ellerbe Creek RR Grade 19.0 44 122
22 Falls Lake--Hickory Hill Boat Ramp 18.4 21 122
23 Lake Raleigh 6.0 111 122
24 Harris Game Land--Upper Boat Ramp 15.5 62 121
25 Harris Lake--NE of New Hill-Holleman Rd. 13.3 20 121
26 Lower Haw SNA--Bynum 20.3 73 120
27 Bass Lake Park & Trail 10.7 66 120
28 Jordan Lake--Historical Data Only 15.3 23 119
29 Harris Lake County Park 14.0 79 118
30 Neuse River Trail--Abbotts Creek 14.5 158 118
31 Macedonia Lake/Speight Branch Greenway 3.5 65 118
32 Blue Jay Point County Park 14.5 74 116
33 Beaver Marsh 16.7 286 115
34 Neuse River Trail--Mial Plantation Road 18.1 36 115
35 American Tobacco Trail--New Hill-Olive Chapel Road Access 10.5 82 114
36 Shelley Lake 8.1 102 111
37 17 Acre Woods 18.0 113 111
38 William B. Umstead SP 5.4 37 110
39 Raven Rock SP 23.9 48 110
40 Eno River SP--Few's Ford 23.2 77 110
41 Eagle Spur Rail Trail--Stagecoach Rd. 11.9 48 109
42 Rainbow Soccer Complex 16.2 40 109
43 Neuse River Trail (Historic only. Use more specific location.) 13.5 37 108
44 Lake Wheeler marshes 6.9 51 107
45 Lower Haw SNA--Hwy. 64 18.7 92 106
46 South Ellerbe Creek Trail 16.4 56 106
47 Knap of Reeds Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 23.9 11 106
48 Falls Lake--Will Suitt Rd. RR Grade 20.0 17 105
49 Cape Fear River--Buckhorn Road 20.9 22 105
50 Duke University--Wetland Center 'SWAMP' 16.4 52 105
51 Neuse River Trail--Anderson Point Park 13.5 25 105
52 Falls Lake--Dam 15.2 34 104
53 Middle Creek Bottomlands II 24.9 15 104
54 William B. Umstead SP--Big Lake 5.7 32 103
55 Jordan Lake--Educational State Forest 14.7 37 103
56 E. Carroll Joyner Park 20.6 34 103
57 Falls Lake--Beaverdam Reservoir 18.0 21 102
58 Jordan Lake--B. Everett Jordan Dam 18.7 47 102
59 Brumley Nature Preserve--South 22.7 58 102
60 Horton Grove Nature Preserve 24.6 60 101
61 North Carolina Botanical Garden 16.0 125 100
62 Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve 15.1 30 100
63 Sarah P. Duke Gardens 16.8 75 99
64 Ritter Park 4.3 93 99
65 New Hope Waterfowl Impoundment 13.8 34 99
66 White Pines Nature Preserve 24.5 77 98
67 Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve 4.6 70 97
68 Little Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 14.5 40 96
69 Swift Creek Bluffs 5.3 86 96
70 Penny's Bend Nature Preserve 20.0 28 95
71 White Deer Park 11.6 32 95
72 Jordan Game Land---(751 bridge) Northeast Creek 10.6 22 93
73 Eno River SP--Cole Mill/Pump Station 21.6 57 93
74 Falls Lake--Olive Grove Church Rd. 17.1 14 93
75 Rocky Branch Greenway 6.4 54 93
76 Maple View Farm (Birding From Roads Only) 24.1 78 92
77 Falls Lake--Rolling View 16.1 28 92
78 Duke Forest--Gate 12 19.9 12 92
79 Symphony Lake Greenway 4.4 44 92
80 Falls Lake--Hwy. 50 Boat Ramp 16.8 11 91
81 Morgan Creek Trail 17.5 36 91
82 White Oak Creek Greenway--West Side 6.7 41 91
83 Lake Benson 11.9 20 90
84 Jordan Lake SRA--Ebenezer Point 15.0 27 89
85 Falls Lake--New Light Creek 17.6 4 89
86 Glennstone/Heron Rookery 18.4 26 89
87 Jordan Game Land--Transis Camp Rd. 12.6 25 88
88 Crabtree Creek Wetland--West of Raleigh Blvd. 9.8 34 88
89 Johnston Mill Nature Preserve 20.5 48 87
90 North Carolina Museum of Art--Sculpture Garden 4.6 43 86
91 Neuse River Trail--Mingo Bridge 13.6 15 86
92 Fearrington Village 17.5 61 85
93 Clayton Riverwalk--County Line to Sam's Branch Greenway 21.1 13 85
94 Falls Lake--Neuse River RR Grade (Granville Co) 20.0 6 84
95 Brier Creek Reservoir 5.9 18 84
96 Jordan Game Land--Farrington Point Boating Access 13.1 16 84
97 Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek arm (Chatham Co) 12.0 12 84
98 West Point on the Eno Park 20.5 16 84
99 Jordan Game Land--Audubon Platform 12.3 34 84
100 Williamson Preserve 19.2 12 83
101 Lake Wheeler 8.2 10 82
102 Lake Crabtree Dam 3.3 20 80
103 Jordan Lake--Crosswinds Marina 13.2 143 79
104 Jordan Game Land--(Big Woods Rd. Bridge) Bush Creek 14.8 13 79
105 Turnipseed Preserve 20.5 22 79
106 Pierce Woods and Pond 15.9 34 78
107 Stagecoach Road Waterfowl Impoundment 12.2 17 77
108 Jordan Game Land--(751 bridge) White Oak Creek 10.3 17 77
109 AIHF Trail 8300 Health Park 10.0 18 77
110 Duke Forest--Korstian Division 19.6 34 76
111 Bolin Creek--Community Park to MLK Blvd. 17.4 44 76
112 Haw River--Bynum Dam 20.5 19 76
113 White Oak Creek Greenway--Wetland 6.1 17 76
114 Wilkerson Nature Preserve Park 13.6 29 76
115 DO NOT USE--Historical Only for Brumley Nature Preserve 22.4 19 76
116 Neuse River Trail--Thornton Road 15.5 5 76
117 Discovery Lake (Restricted Access) 8.2 37 75
118 Fred Fletcher Park 7.4 32 75
119 Falls Lake--Neuse River RR Grade (Durham Co.) 19.7 4 75
120 Brian P's Yard (Private) 14.4 73 75
121 Jordan Game Land--Mason Point Peninsula 12.1 11 74
122 Patterson Place Constructed Wetland 16.0 48 74
123 Parker Preserve 15.5 23 74
124 Crabtree Creek Greenway--Capital Blvd to Atlantic Ave 9.6 9 73
125 Inwood Rd. 7.3 57 73
126 NCSU Experimental Farm 7.1 15 72
127 North Carolina Museum of Life and Science 17.8 48 72
128 Butner Game Land--H Street Fields 23.2 5 72
129 Southern Community Park--Fan Branch Trail 17.1 13 72
130 Third Fork Creek Trail 13.6 14 72
131 Jordan Lake--NC Forest HQ (Model Plane Field) 14.1 13 71
132 Beaver Creek Greenway 7.0 16 71
133 Apex Community Park 3.7 18 70
134 Hank Anderson Community Park 20.3 34 69
135 Beaver Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 10.6 14 68
136 Duke Forest--Gate 10 19.3 10 68
137 University Lake, Chapel Hill 19.3 13 67
138 Jordan Game Land--Cub Creek 13.7 4 67
139 Falls Lake--Mountains-to-Sea Trail Jimmy Rogers Road Access 15.2 3 67
140 Pinehurst Drive Ponds 15.6 13 66
141 North Carolina State University Campus 6.2 40 65
142 Falls Lake--Holly Pt./Shinleaf 15.9 16 65
143 Lower Booker Creek Trail 17.0 20 65
144 Forest Ridge Park 16.5 9 65
145 Bolin Creek--Adams and Craig Tracts 18.8 16 64
146 Duke Forest--Hollow Rock & Hollow Rock Nature Park 17.9 22 64
147 North Wake Landfill Park (formerly North Wake Sanitary Landfill) 14.1 16 63
148 UNC Chapel Hill--Battle Park 16.9 16 63
149 Lee Game Land 22.6 3 63
150 Neuse River Trail--Falls River 15.6 9 63
151 Walnut Creek Greenway between Lake Dam Rd & Gorman St 5.1 6 62
152 Merritt's Pasture 16.9 16 62
153 Horace Williams Tract 19.1 27 61
154 Leigh Farm Park 14.5 11 61
155 Whippoorwill Park & Warren Creek Trail 19.4 21 60
156 Barksdale Drive Greenway 9.9 8 59
157 Jordan Game Land--(Lystra Rd. Bridge) Overcup Creek 14.0 11 59
158 Crowder District Park 6.8 19 59
159 Duke Forest--Shepherd Nature Trail 18.7 12 58
160 Crabtree Creek Watershed 4.7 13 58
161 Blackwood Farm Park 22.9 17 58
162 Ammons Farm Rd. 24.7 4 58
163 Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park 22.3 55 58
164 Indian Trail Park 18.1 17 57
165 Baileywick Road Park 10.2 12 57
166 Shearon Harris Visitor's Center 12.7 10 57
167 Dorothea Dix 6.6 10 57
168 Little Beaverdam Creek 18.4 4 57
169 Duke University--Reclamation Pond 17.3 25 56
170 Neuse River Trail--Auburn Knightdale Road 15.6 3 56
171 UNC Chapel Hill--Coker Arboretum 17.2 40 55
172 William B. Umstead SP--Reedy Creek Lake 3.8 10 55
173 Carolina North--Tripp Farm Gate 19.7 9 55
174 Jordan Lake SRA--Poplar Point 14.2 10 54
175 Jordan Lake SRA--Vista Point 16.1 13 54
176 Jordan Lake SRA--Ebenezer Church Boat Ramp 14.8 3 54
177 Falls Lake--Mountains-to-Sea Trail South of Cheek Rd. 17.4 3 54
178 Falls Lake--Upper Beaver Dam (Granville Co.) 21.0 2 53
179 Wendell Park 22.6 9 53
180 Jordan Game Land--Rock Quarry Public Fishing Area 13.8 3 52
181 Eden Lakes 23.7 4 52
182 Clemmons Educational State Forest 18.0 11 52
183 Edna Metz Wells Park 7.1 17 52
184 Falls Lake--Olive Grove Church Rd. Ramp 18.4 5 52
185 Brookhaven Nature Park 6.7 16 52
186 Eno River SP--Cabe Lands Access 20.8 4 51
187 Little Creek Trail 15.3 5 51
188 Neuse River Trail--Milburnie Park 13.5 4 51
189 Hoffman Lake 2.4 6 50
190 East Fork Mine Creek Trail (Bent Creek) 9.4 6 50
191 Pullen Park 6.6 8 49
192 Homestead Park 19.3 6 49
193 Prairie Ridge Ecostation--Bird Feeders 3.9 11 49
194 Apex Nature Park 8.6 8 49
195 Higgins Greenway 1.2 10 49
196 Falls Lake SRA--Information Center 16.3 10 48
197 Harris Game Land--Lower Boat Ramp 18.6 5 48
198 Pritchard Park Nature Trail 17.3 11 48
199 American Tobacco Trail--Southpoint Mall 12.2 4 48
200 American Tobacco Trail--Wimberly Road Access 8.1 5 47
201 Mingo Creek Trail 15.1 4 47
202 Chatham Co. Northeast District Park 14.1 8 47
203 Piedmont Nature Trail 15.9 7 47
204 Jordan Lake SRA--Robeson Creek Canoe Access 18.4 5 46
205 Historic Oak View Park 11.8 2 46
206 Walnut Creek Trail--Wetland Center 9.0 4 46
207 Chapel Hill Community Park 16.9 9 46
208 Pulley Town Road Fields 22.5 3 46
209 Mill Bridge Nature Park 19.4 6 45
210 Indian Creek Greenway 3.5 4 45
211 Jordan Lake SRA--Visitor's Center 13.8 5 44
212 Falls Lake SRA--Woodpecker Ridge 16.3 4 44
213 Falls Lake--Upper Beaverdam Reservoir 19.0 3 44
214 Carroll Howard Johnson Environmental Education Park 15.6 7 44
215 Lick Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 13.2 3 43
216 Northgate Park 17.2 6 43
217 Smith Creek Greenway (Entrance on Creek Moss Avenue) 16.2 3 43
218 Duke University--Chapel Woods 17.1 15 42
219 Town Lake Park 23.4 4 42
220 Jordan Lake--Marthas Chapel Pulloff 12.6 5 42
221 Chandler's Swamp 16.9 14 42
222 Jordan Lake SRA--Parker's Creek 15.0 3 41
223 Duke Forest--Gate 4 18.1 4 41
224 Eno River--Pleasant Green to Cole Mill 21.2 2 41
225 Fallon park 8.1 7 41
226 Wooten Meadow Park 6.8 6 41
227 Robertson Millpond Preserve 20.7 6 41
228 Shiloh Greenway 5.1 5 41
229 Duke University--East Campus 16.6 15 40
230 O'Kelly Chapel Road Waterfowl Impoundment 9.9 3 40
231 Little River Waterfowl Impoundment 20.6 2 40
232 stakeout Western Tanager, Durham (2018) 19.0 9 40
233 Shaw Lake 9.9 4 40
234 Bass Lake Outfall Greenway 11.0 5 39
235 Robeson Creek Greenway 22.9 2 39
236 New Hope Bottomlands 15.5 5 38
237 Sims Branch Greenway 13.1 8 38
238 Strickland Park 8.9 2 38
239 Cedar Falls Park 18.2 6 36
240 Jordan Game Land--(Hortons Pond Rd.) Mill Branch 11.6 4 35
241 RTP Mountain Bike Trails 7.2 3 35
242 American Tobacco Trail--C.M. Herndon Park 10.4 2 35
243 Jordan Game Land--Bells Church Fishing Access 12.9 5 35
244 Erwin Road Swamp 17.7 3 35
245 Camden Ave Pond 16.3 3 35
246 Jordan Lake SRA--Seaforth 14.9 6 34
247 Bolin Creek--Umstead Park 18.1 4 34
248 Jordan Lake--Farrington Point Rd Causeway 12.9 11 33
249 North Carolina Museum of Art--Pond 4.7 5 33
250 Roland E. Horne Walking Trail 23.4 3 33
251 Eastgate Park 9.5 9 32
252 Honeycutt Road Park 14.6 1 32
253 Eno River SP--Pleasant Green 21.9 6 31
254 Jordan Lake SRA--New Hope Overlook 16.7 2 31
255 J.C. Raulston Arboretum 4.6 6 31
256 Mitchell Mill Natural Area 23.7 4 31
257 Duke Forest--Eno Division 22.9 1 30
258 American Tobacco Trail--Fayetteville Road 11.4 7 30
259 Main Street Park (Rolesville) 20.1 1 30
260 Falls Lake--Cheek Road Causeway (Durham Co.) 17.7 7 29
261 Orange County Sportsplex Pond 24.9 5 29
262 Neuse River Trail--Old Falls of Neuse 15.1 4 29
263 Forest Hills Park 15.0 3 29
264 UNC Chapel Hill--Kenan Woods 17.0 5 28
265 American Tobacco Trail--New Hope Church Rd. Trailhead Park 8.4 2 28
266 American Tobacco Trail--Elmira Park 13.7 1 28
267 Ephesus Park--Chapel Hill 16.3 4 27
268 Walnut Creek Wetland Center 9.0 2 26
269 Valley Springs Park 20.7 3 26
270 American Tobacco Trail--Woodcroft 12.3 2 25
271 Neuse River Trail--Poole Road 14.1 2 25
272 Jordan Game Land--Seaforth Road South End 17.3 1 25
273 Kildaire Farms Lake 2.3 4 24
274 Cornwallis Road Park 16.1 6 24
275 Laurel Hill Park 5.4 4 23
276 American Tobacco Trail--O'Kelly Chapel Road 9.0 1 22
277 American Tobacco Trail--Blackwell Street Trailhead 15.4 1 22
278 American Tobacco Trail--White Oak Church Rd. Access 7.9 2 22
279 Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek Arm (Durham Co) 12.3 1 21
280 Durant Nature Park--Fairy Garden 13.4 2 21
281 Eno River SP--Continental Drive Access 21.6 1 21
282 Carpenter Park 5.1 4 20
283 Hymettus Woods Park 5.9 3 20
284 American Tobacco Trail--Massey Chapel Road 12.0 3 20
285 Jordan Lake SRA--Robeson Creek Boat Ramp 18.9 2 19
286 American Tobacco Trail--Southpoint Crossing 12.0 3 19
287 William B. Umstead SP--Turkey Creek Trail 4.2 2 18
288 Leesville Park 7.5 1 18
289 Rock Ridge Park 23.8 4 18
290 Martin Luther King Jr Park 19.7 1 18
291 Carrboro High School 18.4 2 17
292 Neuse River Trail--Buffalo Road Athletic Park 14.1 1 17
293 Falls Lake--Rollingview Marina 15.5 2 16
294 Neuse River Trail--Trailhead Lane 15.0 1 16
295 Eva Perry Library 4.2 2 15
296 Neuse River Trail--Myakka Court 15.1 1 15
297 Neuse River Trail--Abbington Lane 13.5 1 15
298 Falls Lake 15.1 13 14
299 American Tobacco Trail--Riddle Road 12.9 1 14
300 Duke Park 16.6 3 14
301 Neuse River Trail--River Bend 14.9 1 14
302 Jordan Lake--Morgan Creek arm (seasonal mudflats) 12.6 1 13
303 Duke University--Anderson Woods 17.0 4 13
304 Hillcrest Cemetery 0.9 1 13
305 Neuse River Trail--Buffalo Road Canoe Launch 14.6 1 13
306 UNC Chapel Hill--Battle Grove 17.1 1 12
307 Duke Forest Rd. 20.7 1 12
308 American Tobacco Trail--Solite Park 12.3 1 11
309 American Tobacco Trail--Pittard Sears Road 8.8 1 10
310 South Durham WRF 13.3 1 9
311 Ten-Ten Road Pond 9.4 1 7
312 Krzyzewskiville 16.8 4 7
313 Falls Lake--Cheek Rd. Causeway (Wake Co.) 17.9 1 7
314 Raleigh-Durham Airport Observation Deck 6.4 3 6
315 Forgotten Pond 19.2 2 5
316 Bennett Place State Historic Site 19.7 2 5
317 Morrisville Community Park 3.9 1 5
318 Glenn Stoffregen Memorial Garden 12.9 1 4
319 Durham Hotel Rooftop 15.7 2 4
320 Salem Pond Park 4.5 1 3
321 Wake Forest Reservoir 20.5 1 3
322 Cedar Hills Park 9.7 1 2
323 Greenview Ponds 7.6 1 1
324 South Wake County Landfill (Restricted Access) 8.9 1 1