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

This page shows the top birding locations in the month of July. 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 Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek arm (Chatham Co) 12.0 46 107
2 Falls Lake--Ellerbe Creek RR Grade 19.0 62 102
3 Mason Farm Biological Reserve 14.6 190 101
4 Schenck Forest 3.6 65 95
5 Lake Lynn 7.7 150 95
6 Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment 23.4 36 94
7 Jordan Game Land--Transis Camp Rd. 12.6 48 91
8 Briar Chapel--Pokeberry Creek 18.2 95 91
9 Sandy Creek Park 16.1 221 90
10 Mid Pines Rd. 6.7 148 89
11 Lake Betz 7.3 86 88
12 Lake Crabtree County Park 3.6 81 87
13 Crabtree Creek Wetland--West of Raleigh Blvd. 9.8 99 87
14 Lake Wheeler marshes 6.9 44 86
15 Harris Game Land--Upper Boat Ramp 15.5 45 86
16 Brumley Nature Preserve--North 22.2 76 86
17 Yates Mill County Park 7.2 110 85
18 Lake Crabtree Nature Trail--Southport Entrance 3.3 86 85
19 Shelley Lake 8.1 70 83
20 Jordan Lake--B. Everett Jordan Dam 18.7 45 82
21 Prairie Ridge Ecostation for Wildlife Learning 3.9 127 82
22 Neuse River Trail--Abbotts Creek 14.5 85 82
23 Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek Arm (Durham Co) 12.3 32 77
24 Lake Johnson Park 4.2 83 77
25 White Oak Creek Greenway--West Side 6.7 31 77
26 Harris Lake County Park 14.0 33 76
27 Eagle Spur Rail Trail--Stagecoach Rd. 11.9 19 74
28 Butner Game Land--Brickhouse Rd. (Durham Co.) 21.9 19 73
29 Falls Lake--Will Suitt Rd. RR Grade 20.0 8 73
30 Middle Creek Bottomlands II 24.9 14 73
31 Old Bynum Bridge 20.4 50 72
32 Fearrington Village 17.5 21 72
33 New Hope Waterfowl Impoundment 13.8 21 71
34 Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve 15.1 14 70
35 Sarah P. Duke Gardens 16.8 40 69
36 Bond Park 2.7 36 69
37 Durant Nature Preserve 13.3 30 68
38 Lake Raleigh 6.0 28 68
39 Brumley Nature Preserve--South 22.7 25 68
40 Jordan Lake--Educational State Forest 14.7 17 68
41 Patterson Place Constructed Wetland 16.0 49 68
42 Lake Crabtree Dam 3.3 17 68
43 Lake Wheeler 8.2 13 67
44 William B. Umstead SP 5.4 25 67
45 University Lake, Chapel Hill 19.3 15 67
46 Maple View Farm (Birding From Roads Only) 24.1 52 65
47 Horton Grove Nature Preserve 24.6 23 65
48 Neuse River Trail--Mial Plantation Road 18.1 4 65
49 Eno River SP--Few's Ford 23.2 17 64
50 Glennstone/Heron Rookery 18.4 12 64
51 Ammons Farm Rd. 24.7 2 64
52 Beaver Marsh 16.7 140 63
53 North Carolina Museum of Art--Sculpture Garden 4.6 21 63
54 North Wake Landfill Park (formerly North Wake Sanitary Landfill) 14.1 12 62
55 Jordan Game Land--Farrington Point Boating Access 13.1 19 62
56 Bass Lake Park & Trail 10.7 13 62
57 Symphony Lake Greenway 4.4 10 62
58 American Tobacco Trail--New Hill-Olive Chapel Road Access 10.5 8 62
59 William B. Umstead SP--Big Lake 5.7 16 60
60 Falls Lake--Beaverdam Reservoir 18.0 9 60
61 Little Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 14.5 13 60
62 North Carolina Botanical Garden 16.0 79 60
63 Haw River--Bynum Dam 20.5 4 60
64 Morgan Creek Trail 17.5 34 60
65 E. Carroll Joyner Park 20.6 10 60
66 Jordan Game Land--(Big Woods Rd. Bridge) Bush Creek 14.8 7 59
67 Neuse River Trail--Mingo Bridge 13.6 8 59
68 Raven Rock SP 23.9 16 58
69 Duke University--Wetland Center 'SWAMP' 16.4 25 58
70 Jordan Game Land--(751 bridge) White Oak Creek 10.3 7 57
71 Turnipseed Preserve 20.5 16 57
72 Hank Anderson Community Park 20.3 30 56
73 Wilkerson Nature Preserve Park 13.6 25 56
74 Jordan Game Land---(751 bridge) Northeast Creek 10.6 14 55
75 Johnston Mill Nature Preserve 20.5 16 55
76 Neuse River Trail--Anderson Point Park 13.5 12 55
77 Blue Jay Point County Park 14.5 29 54
78 Lower Haw SNA--Bynum 20.3 7 54
79 Eno River SP--Cole Mill/Pump Station 21.6 10 54
80 White Oak Creek Greenway--Wetland 6.1 10 54
81 AIHF Trail 8300 Health Park 10.0 15 53
82 Duke Forest--Gate 10 19.3 10 53
83 Ritter Park 4.3 18 52
84 Jordan Lake SRA--Robeson Creek Canoe Access 18.4 7 52
85 Macedonia Lake/Speight Branch Greenway 3.5 6 52
86 Wendell Park 22.6 8 52
87 North Carolina Museum of Life and Science 17.8 26 51
88 Rainbow Soccer Complex 16.2 13 51
89 Bolin Creek--Community Park to MLK Blvd. 17.4 49 50
90 Pulley Town Road Fields 22.5 1 50
91 Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve 4.6 11 49
92 Jordan Lake--NC Forest HQ (Model Plane Field) 14.1 3 49
93 Brier Creek Reservoir 5.9 6 49
94 Blackwood Farm Park 22.9 8 49
95 Falls Lake--Rolling View 16.1 12 48
96 White Pines Nature Preserve 24.5 15 48
97 Bolin Creek--Adams and Craig Tracts 18.8 9 48
98 Neuse River Trail--Thornton Road 15.5 5 48
99 Apex Community Park 3.7 11 47
100 Duke Forest--Hollow Rock & Hollow Rock Nature Park 17.9 5 47
101 Jordan Lake--Farrington Point Rd Causeway 12.9 3 46
102 Duke Forest--Korstian Division 19.6 12 46
103 Baileywick Road Park 10.2 14 45
104 Crabtree Creek Watershed 4.7 7 45
105 Whippoorwill Park & Warren Creek Trail 19.4 8 45
106 Jordan Lake--Historical Data Only 15.3 7 44
107 Knap of Reeds Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 23.9 5 44
108 Falls Lake--Dam 15.2 5 43
109 Falls Lake--Hickory Hill Boat Ramp 18.4 7 43
110 Inwood Rd. 7.3 10 43
111 Lower Booker Creek Trail 17.0 8 43
112 Duke University--Reclamation Pond 17.3 15 43
113 White Deer Park 11.6 6 43
114 William B. Umstead SP--Reedy Creek Lake 3.8 5 42
115 Carolina North--Tripp Farm Gate 19.7 8 42
116 UNC Chapel Hill--Coker Arboretum 17.2 14 41
117 Brian P's Yard (Private) 14.4 10 41
118 Jordan Lake SRA--Parker's Creek 15.0 6 40
119 West Point on the Eno Park 20.5 9 40
120 Lake Benson 11.9 7 40
121 Chatham Co. Northeast District Park 14.1 7 40
122 Third Fork Creek Trail 13.6 7 40
123 Fred Fletcher Park 7.4 13 39
124 Eno River SP--Pleasant Green 21.9 3 39
125 Jordan Game Land--(Lystra Rd. Bridge) Overcup Creek 14.0 10 39
126 New Hope Bottomlands 15.5 5 39
127 Eno River SP--Cabe Lands Access 20.8 4 39
128 Butner Game Land--Brickhouse Rd. (Granville Co.) 21.9 2 39
129 Duke Forest--Gate 4 18.1 3 39
130 Chandler's Swamp 16.9 11 39
131 Beaver Creek Greenway 7.0 3 39
132 Barksdale Drive Greenway 9.9 4 38
133 UNC Chapel Hill--Battle Park 16.9 12 38
134 Carrboro High School 18.4 2 38
135 Brookhaven Nature Park 6.7 11 38
136 Merritt's Pasture 16.9 4 38
137 Falls Lake--Neuse River RR Grade (Granville Co) 20.0 4 37
138 NCSU Experimental Farm 7.1 5 37
139 Falls Lake--Olive Grove Church Rd. 17.1 2 37
140 Jordan Game Land--Audubon Platform 12.3 9 37
141 East Fork Mine Creek Trail (Bent Creek) 9.4 12 37
142 Jordan Lake--Morgan Creek arm (seasonal mudflats) 12.6 2 36
143 Horace Williams Tract 19.1 7 36
144 Penny's Bend Nature Preserve 20.0 4 36
145 Homestead Park 19.3 7 36
146 Apex Nature Park 8.6 3 36
147 Pritchard Park Nature Trail 17.3 23 36
148 Williamson Preserve 19.2 4 36
149 Jordan Lake SRA--Ebenezer Point 15.0 6 35
150 Lower Haw SNA--Hwy. 64 18.7 6 35
151 Jordan Lake--Marthas Chapel Pulloff 12.6 3 35
152 Harris Game Land--Lower Boat Ramp 18.6 3 35
153 Eastgate Park 9.5 6 35
154 South Ellerbe Creek Trail 16.4 5 34
155 Harris Lake--NE of New Hill-Holleman Rd. 13.3 3 34
156 Pinehurst Drive Ponds 15.6 15 34
157 Roland E. Horne Walking Trail 23.4 2 34
158 Chapel Hill Community Park 16.9 9 34
159 Bolin Creek--Umstead Park 18.1 7 34
160 Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park 22.3 26 34
161 Falls Lake--Sandling Beach 17.5 3 33
162 Jordan Game Land--Mason Point Peninsula 12.1 2 33
163 Rocky Branch Greenway 6.4 14 33
164 Parker Preserve 15.5 7 33
165 Falls Lake--Upper Beaverdam Reservoir 19.0 4 32
166 Hoffman Lake 2.4 5 32
167 O'Kelly Chapel Road Waterfowl Impoundment 9.9 1 32
168 Walnut Creek Trail--Wetland Center 9.0 3 32
169 Higgins Greenway 1.2 4 32
170 Discovery Lake (Restricted Access) 8.2 7 31
171 17 Acre Woods 18.0 11 31
172 Town Lake Park 23.4 2 31
173 DO NOT USE--Historical Only for Brumley Nature Preserve 22.4 4 31
174 Twin Lakes Park 14.5 2 31
175 Salem Pond Park 4.5 2 30
176 American Tobacco Trail--Wimberly Road Access 8.1 1 30
177 Orange County Sportsplex Pond 24.9 5 30
178 Strickland Park 8.9 3 30
179 Pierce Woods and Pond 15.9 3 30
180 Jordan Lake SRA--Ebenezer Church Boat Ramp 14.8 4 29
181 Duke University--Anderson Woods 17.0 2 29
182 North Carolina Museum of Art--Pond 4.7 3 29
183 Sims Branch Greenway 13.1 6 29
184 Rock Ridge Park 23.8 3 29
185 Jordan Game Land--Rock Quarry Public Fishing Area 13.8 2 28
186 Stagecoach Road Waterfowl Impoundment 12.2 2 28
187 Shearon Harris Visitor's Center 12.7 2 28
188 Southern Community Park--Fan Branch Trail 17.1 4 28
189 Falls Lake--Rollingview Marina 15.5 3 27
190 Jordan Lake SRA--Vista Point 16.1 3 27
191 Northgate Park 17.2 6 27
192 Eno River--Pleasant Green to Cole Mill 21.2 3 27
193 Butner Game Land--H Street Fields 23.2 1 27
194 Jordan Lake SRA--Visitor's Center 13.8 3 26
195 Ephesus Park--Chapel Hill 16.3 4 26
196 Duke Forest--Eno Division 22.9 1 26
197 Patterson Road Waterfowl Impoundment 14.8 1 26
198 Jordan Game Land--Bells Church Fishing Access 12.9 1 26
199 North Carolina State University Campus 6.2 13 25
200 Leigh Farm Park 14.5 5 25
201 Walnut Creek Wetland Center 9.0 4 25
202 Duke Forest--Gate 12 19.9 2 24
203 Indian Creek Greenway 3.5 2 24
204 Crabtree Creek Greenway--Capital Blvd to Atlantic Ave 9.6 1 23
205 Prairie Ridge Ecostation--Bird Feeders 3.9 4 23
206 Neuse River Trail--Abbington Lane 13.5 1 23
207 Kaplan Drive Park 4.1 1 22
208 Neuse River Trail--Trailhead Lane 15.0 1 22
209 Falls Lake--Holly Pt./Shinleaf 15.9 2 21
210 Mitchell Mill Natural Area 23.7 1 21
211 American Tobacco Trail--New Hope Church Rd. Trailhead Park 8.4 2 21
212 Falls Lake--Mountains-to-Sea Trail Jimmy Rogers Road Access 15.2 2 21
213 Smith Creek Greenway (Entrance on Creek Moss Avenue) 16.2 1 21
214 J.C. Raulston Arboretum 4.6 4 20
215 Cedar Falls Park 18.2 2 20
216 Little Beaverdam Creek 18.4 3 20
217 Little River Fishing Facility 23.7 4 20
218 Crowder District Park 6.8 4 19
219 Mill Bridge Nature Park 19.4 2 19
220 Jordan Lake SRA--Robeson Creek Boat Ramp 18.9 2 19
221 Duke Forest--Shepherd Nature Trail 18.7 2 18
222 UNC Chapel Hill--Kenan Woods 17.0 6 18
223 American Tobacco Trail--Blackwell Street Trailhead 15.4 1 18
224 Falls Lake SRA--Information Center 16.3 1 17
225 Falls Lake--Upper Beaver Dam (Granville Co.) 21.0 1 17
226 Eva Perry Library 4.2 2 17
227 Clayton Riverwalk--County Line to Sam's Branch Greenway 21.1 1 17
228 Eno River SP--Continental Drive Access 21.6 1 17
229 Forest Hills Park 15.0 2 17
230 Dorothea Dix 6.6 3 16
231 Forest Ridge Park 16.5 2 16
232 Jordan Game Land--Seaforth Road South End 17.3 1 16
233 Capital Hills Drive Wetlands 13.9 2 15
234 Jordan Lake--Crosswinds Marina 13.2 5 14
235 Chimney Swift Roost--Downtown Raleigh 7.9 2 14
236 Laurel Hill Park 5.4 1 12
237 Neuse River Trail (Historic only. Use more specific location.) 13.5 1 12
238 Durham Hotel Rooftop 15.7 5 12
239 Knightdale Station Park 17.3 1 12
240 Falls Lake 15.1 11 11
241 Wooten Meadow Park 6.8 1 11
242 American Tobacco Trail--Woodcroft 12.3 1 11
243 Pullen Park 6.6 1 10
244 Raleigh-Durham Airport Observation Deck 6.4 5 10
245 Piedmont Nature Trail 15.9 3 10
246 American Tobacco Trail--Pittard Sears Road 8.8 1 10
247 Camden Ave Pond 16.3 1 10
248 Falls Lake--Neuse River RR Grade (Durham Co.) 19.7 2 9
249 Falls Lake--Cheek Road Causeway (Durham Co.) 17.7 3 9
250 Neuse River Trail--Falls River 15.6 1 9
251 Jordan Game Land--Lower Little Creek 13.2 1 9
252 Jordan Lake SRA--Seaforth 14.9 5 8
253 Clemmons Educational State Forest 18.0 1 8
254 Falls Lake--Mountains-to-Sea Trail South of Cheek Rd. 17.4 1 8
255 Robeson Creek Greenway 22.9 1 8
256 Lake Rogers Park 23.7 1 8
257 Kildaire Farms Lake 2.3 1 7
258 Jordan Lake--Poe's Ridge 19.9 1 7
259 Duke University--East Campus 16.6 2 6
260 Carroll Howard Johnson Environmental Education Park 15.6 1 6
261 Jordan Lake SRA--New Hope Overlook 16.7 2 5
262 Walnut Creek Greenway between Lake Dam Rd & Gorman St 5.1 1 5
263 Falls Lake SRA--B. W. Wells 16.6 1 4
264 American Tobacco Trail--C.M. Herndon Park 10.4 4 4
265 Robertson Millpond Preserve 20.7 1 4
266 Jack Marley Park 19.7 1 4
267 Bennett Place State Historic Site 19.7 1 4
268 Lassiter Mill Historical Park 7.7 1 3
269 American Tobacco Trail--Massey Chapel Road 12.0 1 3
270 Neuse River Trail--Myakka Court 15.1 1 3
271 Duke Forest--Blackwood Division - Gate 34 21.5 1 2
272 Falls Lake--Will Suitt Mudflats 18.8 1 1
273 Indian Trail Park 18.1 1 1
274 Swift Creek Bluffs 5.3 1 1
275 Jordan Lake SRA--Poplar Point 14.2 1 1
276 Heritage Lake 19.2 1 1
277 Cornwallis Road Park 16.1 1 1
278 Carpenter Park 5.1 1 1
279 Martin Luther King Jr Park 19.7 1 1