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

This page shows the top birding locations in the month of August. 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 Falls Lake--Ellerbe Creek RR Grade 19.0 176 141
2 Lake Crabtree County Park 3.6 169 133
3 Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek arm (Chatham Co) 12.0 78 128
4 Lake Wheeler marshes 6.9 167 117
5 Brumley Nature Preserve--North 22.2 226 114
6 Schenck Forest 3.6 78 110
7 Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment 23.4 89 110
8 Mason Farm Biological Reserve 14.6 192 109
9 Lake Crabtree Nature Trail--Southport Entrance 3.3 194 107
10 Jordan Game Land--Transis Camp Rd. 12.6 74 106
11 Mid Pines Rd. 6.7 182 105
12 Yates Mill County Park 7.2 136 103
13 Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek Arm (Durham Co) 12.3 62 99
14 Lake Johnson Park 4.2 137 98
15 Falls Lake--Neuse River RR Grade (Granville Co) 20.0 23 97
16 Prairie Ridge Ecostation for Wildlife Learning 3.9 129 96
17 Lake Betz 7.3 164 95
18 Jordan Lake--Historical Data Only 15.3 21 94
19 Falls Lake--Will Suitt Rd. RR Grade 20.0 12 93
20 Briar Chapel--Pokeberry Creek 18.2 90 93
21 Sandy Creek Park 16.1 230 91
22 Falls Lake--Will Suitt Mudflats 18.8 11 90
23 Falls Lake--Hickory Hill Boat Ramp 18.4 40 88
24 Butner Game Land--Brickhouse Rd. (Durham Co.) 21.9 23 85
25 Harris Game Land--Upper Boat Ramp 15.5 27 85
26 Jordan Lake--Morgan Creek arm (seasonal mudflats) 12.6 11 82
27 Maple View Farm (Birding From Roads Only) 24.1 58 80
28 Harris Lake County Park 14.0 37 79
29 Lake Lynn 7.7 105 79
30 Falls Lake 15.1 27 78
31 Lake Crabtree Dam 3.3 65 78
32 Old Bynum Bridge 20.4 52 76
33 E. Carroll Joyner Park 20.6 12 76
34 Bond Park 2.7 69 75
35 Neuse River Trail--Abbotts Creek 14.5 101 75
36 Brumley Nature Preserve--South 22.7 16 74
37 Jordan Game Land---(751 bridge) Northeast Creek 10.6 14 73
38 Neuse River Trail--Mial Plantation Road 18.1 10 72
39 Blue Jay Point County Park 14.5 30 71
40 Rainbow Soccer Complex 16.2 50 71
41 Eagle Spur Rail Trail--Stagecoach Rd. 11.9 19 70
42 Patterson Place Constructed Wetland 16.0 89 70
43 North Carolina Museum of Art--Sculpture Garden 4.6 46 69
44 Shelley Lake 8.1 42 68
45 Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve 15.1 15 68
46 Crabtree Creek Wetland--West of Raleigh Blvd. 9.8 29 68
47 Falls Lake--Neuse River RR Grade (Durham Co.) 19.7 14 67
48 Eno River SP--Few's Ford 23.2 26 67
49 Lake Benson 11.9 24 67
50 William B. Umstead SP--Big Lake 5.7 22 66
51 Jordan Lake SRA--Ebenezer Point 15.0 12 66
52 Beaver Marsh 16.7 140 65
53 Jordan Lake--Educational State Forest 14.7 27 65
54 Jordan Game Land--Mason Point Peninsula 12.1 7 64
55 White Oak Creek Greenway--West Side 6.7 18 64
56 Bass Lake Park & Trail 10.7 20 64
57 Middle Creek Bottomlands II 24.9 15 63
58 Falls Lake--Rolling View 16.1 26 62
59 Durant Nature Preserve 13.3 34 61
60 Lake Raleigh 6.0 18 61
61 Jordan Lake--B. Everett Jordan Dam 18.7 27 60
62 Apex Community Park 3.7 16 60
63 Neuse River Trail--Anderson Point Park 13.5 12 60
64 Jordan Game Land--Audubon Platform 12.3 25 60
65 Sarah P. Duke Gardens 16.8 36 59
66 North Carolina Botanical Garden 16.0 63 59
67 Falls Lake--Olive Grove Church Rd. 17.1 3 59
68 American Tobacco Trail--New Hill-Olive Chapel Road Access 10.5 17 59
69 Blackwood Farm Park 22.9 12 59
70 Fearrington Village 17.5 15 58
71 Hank Anderson Community Park 20.3 38 58
72 New Hope Waterfowl Impoundment 13.8 13 57
73 University Lake, Chapel Hill 19.3 22 57
74 Butner Game Land--Brickhouse Rd. (Granville Co.) 21.9 4 57
75 Third Fork Creek Trail 13.6 20 57
76 Falls Lake--Mountains-to-Sea Trail Jimmy Rogers Road Access 15.2 5 57
77 Jordan Game Land--(Lystra Rd. Bridge) Overcup Creek 14.0 14 56
78 William B. Umstead SP 5.4 21 55
79 Horton Grove Nature Preserve 24.6 18 55
80 Falls Lake--Sandling Beach 17.5 17 54
81 Lower Haw SNA--Bynum 20.3 7 54
82 Penny's Bend Nature Preserve 20.0 6 54
83 Jordan Lake SRA--New Hope Overlook 16.7 7 54
84 White Oak Creek Greenway--Wetland 6.1 11 54
85 Turnipseed Preserve 20.5 13 54
86 North Wake Landfill Park (formerly North Wake Sanitary Landfill) 14.1 15 53
87 Johnston Mill Nature Preserve 20.5 17 53
88 Eno River SP--Cole Mill/Pump Station 21.6 13 53
89 Bolin Creek--Community Park to MLK Blvd. 17.4 42 52
90 North Carolina Museum of Life and Science 17.8 24 52
91 Morgan Creek Trail 17.5 32 52
92 Brian P's Yard (Private) 14.4 30 52
93 Duke University--Wetland Center 'SWAMP' 16.4 15 51
94 Wilkerson Nature Preserve Park 13.6 19 51
95 AIHF Trail 8300 Health Park 10.0 10 50
96 Duke Forest--Korstian Division 19.6 12 49
97 Jordan Lake SRA--Parker's Creek 15.0 5 49
98 Bolin Creek--Adams and Craig Tracts 18.8 9 49
99 South Ellerbe Creek Trail 16.4 16 48
100 Jordan Game Land--(751 bridge) White Oak Creek 10.3 7 48
101 Williamson Preserve 19.2 8 48
102 Little Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 14.5 11 47
103 Fred Fletcher Park 7.4 16 47
104 Jordan Game Land--Farrington Point Boating Access 13.1 14 47
105 17 Acre Woods 18.0 22 47
106 Homestead Park 19.3 7 46
107 Raven Rock SP 23.9 11 45
108 Jordan Lake SRA--Poplar Point 14.2 3 45
109 Leigh Farm Park 14.5 11 45
110 Lower Booker Creek Trail 17.0 10 45
111 Macedonia Lake/Speight Branch Greenway 3.5 7 45
112 Wendell Park 22.6 8 45
113 Beaver Creek Greenway 7.0 7 45
114 White Deer Park 11.6 9 45
115 UNC Chapel Hill--Coker Arboretum 17.2 17 44
116 Inwood Rd. 7.3 11 44
117 Falls Lake--Upper Beaverdam Reservoir 19.0 5 44
118 Symphony Lake Greenway 4.4 11 44
119 Chandler's Swamp 16.9 11 44
120 Baileywick Road Park 10.2 10 43
121 Crabtree Creek Watershed 4.7 8 43
122 Dorothea Dix 6.6 9 42
123 Harris Lake--NE of New Hill-Holleman Rd. 13.3 4 42
124 DO NOT USE--Historical Only for Brumley Nature Preserve 22.4 6 42
125 Duke University--Reclamation Pond 17.3 23 42
126 Neuse River Trail--Thornton Road 15.5 3 42
127 Falls Lake--Beaverdam Reservoir 18.0 7 41
128 Rocky Branch Greenway 6.4 19 41
129 Carolina North--Tripp Farm Gate 19.7 7 41
130 Duke Forest--Hollow Rock & Hollow Rock Nature Park 17.9 7 41
131 Falls Lake--Dam 15.2 8 40
132 Apex Nature Park 8.6 5 40
133 Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve 4.6 19 39
134 Neuse River Trail--Mingo Bridge 13.6 3 39
135 Butner Game Land--H Street Fields 23.2 1 39
136 Horace Williams Tract 19.1 9 38
137 West Point on the Eno Park 20.5 6 38
138 Whippoorwill Park & Warren Creek Trail 19.4 6 38
139 Jordan Game Land--Cub Creek 13.7 2 38
140 Pritchard Park Nature Trail 17.3 18 38
141 Ritter Park 4.3 11 37
142 Brier Creek Reservoir 5.9 11 37
143 Falls Lake--Cheek Road Causeway (Durham Co.) 17.7 12 37
144 Southern Community Park--Fan Branch Trail 17.1 14 37
145 Jordan Lake--Farrington Point Rd Causeway 12.9 6 36
146 East Fork Mine Creek Trail (Bent Creek) 9.4 5 36
147 NCSU Experimental Farm 7.1 9 35
148 Brookhaven Nature Park 6.7 14 35
149 Pulley Town Road Fields 22.5 2 35
150 Lake Wheeler 8.2 7 34
151 White Pines Nature Preserve 24.5 14 34
152 North Carolina State University Campus 6.2 38 34
153 Clemmons Educational State Forest 18.0 5 34
154 Pinehurst Drive Ponds 15.6 17 34
155 Duke Forest--Gate 10 19.3 4 34
156 Merritt's Pasture 16.9 9 34
157 Pullen Park 6.6 7 33
158 Lower Haw SNA--Hwy. 64 18.7 7 33
159 Jordan Game Land--(Hortons Pond Rd.) Mill Branch 11.6 1 33
160 Shiloh Greenway 5.1 7 33
161 Neuse River Trail--Auburn Knightdale Road 15.6 1 33
162 Jordan Lake SRA--Seaforth 14.9 6 32
163 Swift Creek Bluffs 5.3 6 32
164 UNC Chapel Hill--Battle Park 16.9 11 32
165 Parker Preserve 15.5 7 32
166 Discovery Lake (Restricted Access) 8.2 10 31
167 Jordan Lake--NC Forest HQ (Model Plane Field) 14.1 3 31
168 William B. Umstead SP--Reedy Creek Lake 3.8 5 31
169 Ephesus Park--Chapel Hill 16.3 4 31
170 Jordan Lake SRA--Robeson Creek Canoe Access 18.4 1 31
171 Chapel Hill Community Park 16.9 5 31
172 Capital Hills Drive Wetlands 13.9 2 31
173 Haw River--Bynum Dam 20.5 1 30
174 Clayton Riverwalk--County Line to Sam's Branch Greenway 21.1 2 30
175 Barksdale Drive Greenway 9.9 2 29
176 Hoffman Lake 2.4 2 29
177 Indian Trail Park 18.1 10 27
178 Eastgate Park 9.5 4 27
179 Piedmont Nature Trail 15.9 5 27
180 Indian Creek Greenway 3.5 2 27
181 Jordan Lake--Crosswinds Marina 13.2 7 26
182 Duke Forest--Gate 4 18.1 2 26
183 Orange County Sportsplex Pond 24.9 6 26
184 Duke Forest--Shepherd Nature Trail 18.7 4 25
185 Carpenter Park 5.1 5 25
186 Strickland Park 8.9 5 25
187 Historic Oakwood Cemetery 8.7 2 25
188 Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park 22.3 40 25
189 Twin Lakes Park 14.5 2 25
190 Beaver Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 10.6 2 24
191 American Tobacco Trail--Blackwell Street Trailhead 15.4 2 24
192 Neuse River Trail--Old Falls of Neuse 15.1 3 24
193 Northgate Park 17.2 4 23
194 Shaw Lake 9.9 1 23
195 Neuse River Trail (Historic only. Use more specific location.) 13.5 2 22
196 Salem Pond Park 4.5 3 22
197 J.C. Raulston Arboretum 4.6 5 22
198 Ammons Farm Rd. 24.7 1 22
199 Little River Fishing Facility 23.7 6 22
200 Jordan Game Land--(Big Woods Rd. Bridge) Bush Creek 14.8 2 21
201 Duke University--Chapel Woods 17.1 6 21
202 Edna Metz Wells Park 7.1 4 21
203 Chatham Co. Northeast District Park 14.1 3 21
204 American Tobacco Trail--Woodcroft 12.3 2 21
205 Main Street Park (Rolesville) 20.1 1 21
206 Town Lake Park 23.4 4 20
207 Eno River--Pleasant Green to Cole Mill 21.2 1 20
208 Carroll Howard Johnson Environmental Education Park 15.6 3 20
209 Glennstone/Heron Rookery 18.4 3 19
210 Walnut Creek Wetland Center 9.0 2 19
211 Harris Game Land--Lower Boat Ramp 18.6 2 19
212 Walnut Creek Trail--Wetland Center 9.0 1 19
213 Jordan Game Land--Lower Little Creek 13.2 2 19
214 Stagecoach Road Waterfowl Impoundment 12.2 4 18
215 Jordan Lake--Poe's Ridge 19.9 2 18
216 Walnut Creek Greenway between Lake Dam Rd & Gorman St 5.1 1 18
217 Carrboro High School 18.4 1 18
218 Higgins Greenway 1.2 1 18
219 South Durham WRF 13.3 2 17
220 Jordan Lake SRA--Ebenezer Church Boat Ramp 14.8 1 17
221 Duke Forest--Gate 12 19.9 1 17
222 Jordan Lake--Marthas Chapel Pulloff 12.6 3 17
223 Mitchell Mill Natural Area 23.7 2 17
224 Falls Lake--Mountains-to-Sea Trail South of Cheek Rd. 17.4 1 17
225 UNC Chapel Hill--Kenan Woods 17.0 3 17
226 Roland E. Horne Walking Trail 23.4 1 17
227 Jordan Lake SRA--Vista Point 16.1 3 16
228 Sims Branch Greenway 13.1 4 16
229 Laurel Hill Park 5.4 1 15
230 Duke University--East Campus 16.6 8 15
231 Historic Oak View Park 11.8 2 15
232 Little Creek Trail 15.3 1 15
233 Martin Luther King Jr Park 19.7 1 15
234 Glenn Stoffregen Memorial Garden 12.9 1 14
235 Mill Bridge Nature Park 19.4 1 13
236 North Carolina Museum of Art--Pond 4.7 3 13
237 New Hope Bottomlands 15.5 2 12
238 Cedar Falls Park 18.2 1 12
239 Prairie Ridge Ecostation--Bird Feeders 3.9 1 12
240 Bolin Creek--Umstead Park 18.1 3 12
241 Action Park 13.9 1 12
242 Falls Lake--Rollingview Marina 15.5 1 11
243 O'Kelly Chapel Road Waterfowl Impoundment 9.9 1 11
244 stakeout Black-chinned Hummingbird, Chapel Hill (2019) 18.4 1 11
245 Crowder District Park 6.8 3 10
246 Cedar Hills Park 9.7 1 10
247 Eno River SP--Cabe Lands Access 20.8 1 9
248 Leesville Park 7.5 2 9
249 American Tobacco Trail--Massey Chapel Road 12.0 4 9
250 American Tobacco Trail--Southpoint Mall 12.2 4 9
251 Jordan Game Land--Rock Quarry Public Fishing Area 13.8 1 8
252 Eno River SP--Pleasant Green 21.9 1 8
253 UNC Chapel Hill--Battle Grove 17.1 2 8
254 Cape Fear River--Buckhorn Road 20.9 1 8
255 Patterson Road Waterfowl Impoundment 14.8 1 8
256 Eva Perry Library 4.2 1 8
257 Erwin Road Swamp 17.7 1 8
258 Crabtree Creek Greenway--Capital Blvd to Atlantic Ave 9.6 1 7
259 Jordan Lake SRA--Visitor's Center 13.8 5 7
260 Little River Waterfowl Impoundment 20.6 1 7
261 Falls Lake--Olive Grove Church Rd. Ramp 18.4 1 7
262 Chimney Swift Roost--Downtown Raleigh 7.9 5 7
263 Robertson Millpond Preserve 20.7 2 7
264 Heritage Lake 19.2 2 6
265 Lassiter Mill Historical Park 7.7 1 6
266 Lake Rogers Park 23.7 1 6
267 Eno River SP--Continental Drive Access 21.6 1 6
268 Raleigh-Durham Airport Observation Deck 6.4 2 5
269 Falls Lake--Holly Pt./Shinleaf 15.9 1 4
270 Lick Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 13.2 1 4
271 American Tobacco Trail--C.M. Herndon Park 10.4 2 4
272 Eno River SP--The Quarry 21.2 1 3
273 Falls Lake--Hwy. 50 Boat Ramp 16.8 2 3
274 Bethesda Park 11.2 1 3
275 Falls Lake--Cheek Rd. Causeway (Wake Co.) 17.9 1 2
276 Kaplan Drive Park 4.1 1 2
277 Duke Park 16.6 1 2
278 William B. Umstead SP--Turkey Creek Trail 4.2 1 2
279 Falls Lake--Upper Beaver Dam (Granville Co.) 21.0 1 1
280 Durant Nature Park--Fairy Garden 13.4 1 1
281 Durham Hotel Rooftop 15.7 1 1
282 Neuse River Trail--Buffalo Road Canoe Launch 14.6 1 1