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

This page shows the top birding locations in the month of September. 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 3.6 388 180
2 Falls Lake--Ellerbe Creek RR Grade 19.0 194 177
3 Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek arm (Chatham Co) 12.0 89 163
4 Jordan Game Land---(751 bridge) Northeast Creek 10.6 46 162
5 Brumley Nature Preserve--North 22.2 785 154
6 Schenck Forest 3.6 185 150
7 Mason Farm Biological Reserve 14.6 365 148
8 Lake Lynn 7.7 284 138
9 Lake Wheeler marshes 6.9 118 131
10 Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment 23.4 91 130
11 Jordan Game Land--Transis Camp Rd. 12.6 51 129
12 Jordan Lake SRA--Ebenezer Point 15.0 103 128
13 Sandy Creek Park 16.1 339 128
14 Lake Crabtree Nature Trail--Southport Entrance 3.3 173 128
15 Prairie Ridge Ecostation for Wildlife Learning 3.9 188 121
16 Yates Mill County Park 7.2 199 120
17 Eno River SP--Few's Ford 23.2 80 117
18 Mid Pines Rd. 6.7 195 115
19 E. Carroll Joyner Park 20.6 57 115
20 Falls Lake--Hickory Hill Boat Ramp 18.4 45 113
21 Jordan Lake--B. Everett Jordan Dam 18.7 156 112
22 William B. Umstead SP--Big Lake 5.7 71 111
23 Briar Chapel--Pokeberry Creek 18.2 139 111
24 Butner Game Land--Brickhouse Rd. (Durham Co.) 21.9 37 110
25 Crabtree Creek Wetland--West of Raleigh Blvd. 9.8 76 110
26 Bass Lake Park & Trail 10.7 50 109
27 Maple View Farm (Birding From Roads Only) 24.1 94 106
28 Old Bynum Bridge 20.4 118 106
29 Lake Johnson Park 4.2 115 106
30 Brumley Nature Preserve--South 22.7 73 102
31 Falls Lake--Rolling View 16.1 49 101
32 Bond Park 2.7 117 101
33 Jordan Lake--Historical Data Only 15.3 32 100
34 Lake Betz 7.3 133 100
35 Jordan Lake--Farrington Point Rd Causeway 12.9 22 99
36 Neuse River Trail--Abbotts Creek 14.5 150 99
37 Jordan Lake--Morgan Creek arm (seasonal mudflats) 12.6 28 97
38 Falls Lake--Dam 15.2 16 96
39 Durant Nature Preserve 13.3 61 93
40 Jordan Game Land--Farrington Point Boating Access 13.1 31 91
41 17 Acre Woods 18.0 81 90
42 Penny's Bend Nature Preserve 20.0 40 90
43 Falls Lake--Will Suitt Mudflats 18.8 18 89
44 Shelley Lake 8.1 46 89
45 Harris Lake County Park 14.0 39 89
46 Neuse River Trail--Anderson Point Park 13.5 28 89
47 Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek Arm (Durham Co) 12.3 31 88
48 Falls Lake--Beaverdam Reservoir 18.0 29 87
49 Neuse River Trail--Mial Plantation Road 18.1 18 85
50 Falls Lake--Neuse River RR Grade (Granville Co) 20.0 9 84
51 Falls Lake--Sandling Beach 17.5 17 83
52 Falls Lake--Will Suitt Rd. RR Grade 20.0 15 83
53 North Carolina Museum of Life and Science 17.8 36 82
54 Rainbow Soccer Complex 16.2 43 82
55 Lower Haw SNA--Bynum 20.3 18 81
56 North Carolina Botanical Garden 16.0 75 79
57 Falls Lake--Olive Grove Church Rd. 17.1 11 79
58 Horton Grove Nature Preserve 24.6 33 79
59 Eno River SP--Cole Mill/Pump Station 21.6 32 78
60 Jordan Lake--Educational State Forest 14.7 35 78
61 DO NOT USE--Historical Only for Brumley Nature Preserve 22.4 22 78
62 Blue Jay Point County Park 14.5 37 77
63 Lake Raleigh 6.0 36 77
64 Apex Community Park 3.7 21 76
65 Swift Creek Bluffs 5.3 38 76
66 Macedonia Lake/Speight Branch Greenway 3.5 33 76
67 Jordan Lake--NC Forest HQ (Model Plane Field) 14.1 17 75
68 Beaver Marsh 16.7 143 75
69 Lake Crabtree Dam 3.3 60 75
70 William B. Umstead SP 5.4 17 73
71 White Pines Nature Preserve 24.5 23 73
72 Harris Game Land--Upper Boat Ramp 15.5 26 73
73 White Deer Park 11.6 19 73
74 Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve 15.1 17 72
75 Brian P's Yard (Private) 14.4 57 72
76 Duke Forest--Korstian Division 19.6 14 71
77 Jordan Game Land--Audubon Platform 12.3 27 71
78 Sarah P. Duke Gardens 16.8 42 70
79 Duke University--Wetland Center 'SWAMP' 16.4 29 70
80 North Carolina Museum of Art--Sculpture Garden 4.6 37 70
81 White Oak Creek Greenway--Wetland 6.1 13 69
82 Falls Lake--Hwy. 50 Boat Ramp 16.8 10 68
83 Williamson Preserve 19.2 13 68
84 Butner Game Land--Brickhouse Rd. (Granville Co.) 21.9 10 67
85 Butner Game Land--H Street Fields 23.2 3 67
86 Johnston Mill Nature Preserve 20.5 22 66
87 Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve 4.6 17 65
88 Raven Rock SP 23.9 21 65
89 Eagle Spur Rail Trail--Stagecoach Rd. 11.9 12 65
90 White Oak Creek Greenway--West Side 6.7 17 65
91 Carolina North--Tripp Farm Gate 19.7 25 65
92 Rocky Branch Greenway 6.4 41 64
93 Jordan Lake SRA--Seaforth 14.9 10 63
94 Glennstone/Heron Rookery 18.4 8 63
95 Bolin Creek--Adams and Craig Tracts 18.8 26 63
96 Third Fork Creek Trail 13.6 28 63
97 Knap of Reeds Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 23.9 2 62
98 Jordan Game Land--Cub Creek 13.7 3 62
99 Falls Lake 15.1 26 61
100 Middle Creek Bottomlands II 24.9 14 61
101 Hank Anderson Community Park 20.3 27 61
102 Lower Booker Creek Trail 17.0 14 61
103 Cape Fear River--Buckhorn Road 20.9 7 60
104 University Lake, Chapel Hill 19.3 20 60
105 North Wake Landfill Park (formerly North Wake Sanitary Landfill) 14.1 21 59
106 South Ellerbe Creek Trail 16.4 11 59
107 Fearrington Village 17.5 17 59
108 Patterson Place Constructed Wetland 16.0 35 59
109 Town Lake Park 23.4 5 58
110 Jordan Game Land--(Lystra Rd. Bridge) Overcup Creek 14.0 24 56
111 Lake Benson 11.9 11 56
112 Symphony Lake Greenway 4.4 13 56
113 Little Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 14.5 14 55
114 Horace Williams Tract 19.1 14 55
115 Morgan Creek Trail 17.5 18 55
116 Blackwood Farm Park 22.9 9 55
117 Ritter Park 4.3 21 54
118 New Hope Waterfowl Impoundment 13.8 9 54
119 Jordan Game Land--Mason Point Peninsula 12.1 9 54
120 Barksdale Drive Greenway 9.9 5 54
121 Lake Wheeler 8.2 13 53
122 Jordan Game Land--(Big Woods Rd. Bridge) Bush Creek 14.8 9 53
123 Jordan Lake SRA--Robeson Creek Canoe Access 18.4 3 53
124 Baileywick Road Park 10.2 10 53
125 Whippoorwill Park & Warren Creek Trail 19.4 8 53
126 Wilkerson Nature Preserve Park 13.6 21 53
127 Fred Fletcher Park 7.4 16 51
128 Pullen Park 6.6 10 50
129 Jordan Game Land--(751 bridge) White Oak Creek 10.3 6 50
130 Crabtree Creek Watershed 4.7 16 50
131 UNC Chapel Hill--Coker Arboretum 17.2 20 49
132 Jordan Lake SRA--Vista Point 16.1 7 49
133 William B. Umstead SP--Reedy Creek Lake 3.8 3 48
134 North Carolina State University Campus 6.2 50 48
135 AIHF Trail 8300 Health Park 10.0 16 48
136 Harris Game Land--Lower Boat Ramp 18.6 6 48
137 Clemmons Educational State Forest 18.0 6 48
138 Indian Trail Park 18.1 11 47
139 Wendell Park 22.6 7 47
140 Duke University--Reclamation Pond 17.3 25 46
141 Turnipseed Preserve 20.5 10 45
142 Lower Haw SNA--Hwy. 64 18.7 8 44
143 Falls Lake--Upper Beaverdam Reservoir 19.0 5 44
144 Prairie Ridge Ecostation--Bird Feeders 3.9 5 44
145 Duke Forest--Hollow Rock & Hollow Rock Nature Park 17.9 6 44
146 Neuse River Trail--Mingo Bridge 13.6 3 43
147 Historic Oak View Park 11.8 4 43
148 Beaver Creek Greenway 7.0 14 43
149 Northgate Park 17.2 11 42
150 Discovery Lake (Restricted Access) 8.2 17 41
151 Brier Creek Reservoir 5.9 11 41
152 Stagecoach Road Waterfowl Impoundment 12.2 3 41
153 Forest Ridge Park 16.5 3 41
154 Bolin Creek--Community Park to MLK Blvd. 17.4 16 39
155 Jordan Game Land--(Hortons Pond Rd.) Mill Branch 11.6 3 39
156 Dorothea Dix 6.6 10 39
157 Falls Lake--Mountains-to-Sea Trail South of Cheek Rd. 17.4 3 39
158 Chatham Co. Northeast District Park 14.1 8 39
159 Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park 22.3 49 39
160 Hoffman Lake 2.4 2 38
161 Homestead Park 19.3 7 38
162 Merritt's Pasture 16.9 8 38
163 Carroll Howard Johnson Environmental Education Park 15.6 5 38
164 Neuse River Trail (Historic only. Use more specific location.) 13.5 2 37
165 Ammons Farm Rd. 24.7 3 37
166 Falls Lake--Neuse River RR Grade (Durham Co.) 19.7 5 36
167 Brookhaven Nature Park 6.7 10 36
168 Duke Forest--Shepherd Nature Trail 18.7 7 35
169 Walnut Creek Wetland Center 9.0 8 35
170 Pritchard Park Nature Trail 17.3 13 35
171 Indian Creek Greenway 3.5 6 35
172 Falls Lake--Cheek Road Causeway (Durham Co.) 17.7 9 34
173 North Carolina Museum of Art--Pond 4.7 7 34
174 Shaw Lake 9.9 3 34
175 Haw River--Bynum Dam 20.5 3 33
176 Walnut Creek Greenway between Lake Dam Rd & Gorman St 5.1 8 33
177 Shiloh Greenway 5.1 6 33
178 Pierce Woods and Pond 15.9 4 33
179 Twin Lakes Park 14.5 3 33
180 East Fork Mine Creek Trail (Bent Creek) 9.4 2 32
181 Parker Preserve 15.5 6 32
182 Higgins Greenway 1.2 4 31
183 Jordan Lake SRA--Ebenezer Church Boat Ramp 14.8 7 30
184 Mill Bridge Nature Park 19.4 2 30
185 Pinehurst Drive Ponds 15.6 11 30
186 UNC Chapel Hill--Battle Grove 17.1 5 29
187 New Hope Bottomlands 15.5 1 29
188 Crabtree Creek Greenway--Capital Blvd to Atlantic Ave 9.6 2 28
189 Falls Lake SRA--Information Center 16.3 3 28
190 Ephesus Park--Chapel Hill 16.3 5 28
191 Durant Nature Park--Fairy Garden 13.4 2 28
192 Chapel Hill Community Park 16.9 5 28
193 Falls Lake--Mountains-to-Sea Trail Jimmy Rogers Road Access 15.2 1 27
194 West Point on the Eno Park 20.5 4 26
195 UNC Chapel Hill--Battle Park 16.9 4 26
196 Duke Forest--Gate 12 19.9 2 26
197 Neuse River Trail--Abbington Lane 13.5 1 26
198 NCSU Experimental Farm 7.1 4 25
199 Inwood Rd. 7.3 9 25
200 Falls Lake--Holly Pt./Shinleaf 15.9 2 25
201 Little River Waterfowl Impoundment 20.6 3 25
202 Eno River--Pleasant Green to Cole Mill 21.2 3 25
203 Chandler's Swamp 16.9 4 25
204 Edna Metz Wells Park 7.1 5 24
205 Duke Forest--Gate 10 19.3 4 24
206 Apex Nature Park 8.6 3 24
207 Sims Branch Greenway 13.1 4 24
208 Little River Fishing Facility 23.7 5 24
209 Jordan Lake--Crosswinds Marina 13.2 7 23
210 Jordan Lake SRA--Poplar Point 14.2 3 23
211 Duke Forest--Gate 4 18.1 1 23
212 RTP Mountain Bike Trails 7.2 2 23
213 Orange County Sportsplex Pond 24.9 3 23
214 Hilltop Needmore Park--South 11.5 1 23
215 Jordan Game Land--Rock Quarry Public Fishing Area 13.8 3 22
216 J.C. Raulston Arboretum 4.6 3 22
217 Carrboro High School 18.4 4 22
218 Jordan Lake SRA--New Hope Overlook 16.7 3 21
219 Falls Lake--Olive Grove Church Rd. Ramp 18.4 5 21
220 Fallon park 8.1 3 21
221 Poplar Point Wastewater Ponds (Restricted Access) 13.8 5 20
222 Duke University--Chapel Woods 17.1 6 20
223 Strickland Park 8.9 3 20
224 Capital Hills Drive Wetlands 13.9 1 20
225 Crowder District Park 6.8 4 19
226 Salem Pond Park 4.5 1 19
227 Carpenter Park 5.1 3 19
228 Southern Community Park--Fan Branch Trail 17.1 3 19
229 Jordan Game Land--Seaforth Road South End 17.3 1 19
230 Hilltop Needmore Park--North 11.1 1 19
231 Leigh Farm Park 14.5 1 18
232 Beaver Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 10.6 1 18
233 O'Kelly Chapel Road Waterfowl Impoundment 9.9 1 18
234 Chimney Swift Roost--Downtown Raleigh 7.9 16 18
235 American Tobacco Trail--New Hope Church Rd. Trailhead Park 8.4 2 18
236 Shearon Harris Visitor's Center 12.7 2 17
237 Piedmont Nature Trail 15.9 3 17
238 Hymettus Woods Park 5.9 2 17
239 Bennett Place State Historic Site 19.7 1 17
240 Jordan Lake SRA--Parker's Creek 15.0 4 16
241 Cedar Falls Park 18.2 2 16
242 Jordan Lake--Poe's Ridge 19.9 2 16
243 Leesville Park 7.5 2 16
244 Bolin Creek--Umstead Park 18.1 3 16
245 American Tobacco Trail--Southpoint Crossing 12.0 1 16
246 Martin Luther King Jr Park 19.7 1 16
247 Eno River SP--Cabe Lands Access 20.8 1 15
248 American Tobacco Trail--Southpoint Mall 12.2 1 15
249 American Tobacco Trail--New Hill-Olive Chapel Road Access 10.5 4 14
250 Lassiter Mill Historical Park 7.7 1 14
251 Eno River SP--Pleasant Green 21.9 1 13
252 Cornwallis Road Park 16.1 4 13
253 Krzyzewskiville 16.8 2 13
254 Eastgate Park 9.5 2 13
255 Laurel Hill Park 5.4 1 12
256 Jordan Lake--Marthas Chapel Pulloff 12.6 3 12
257 Valley Springs Park 20.7 1 12
258 Knightdale Station Park 17.3 1 12
259 South Durham WRF 13.3 1 11
260 Lee Game Land 22.6 1 11
261 Walnut Creek Trail--Wetland Center 9.0 3 11
262 Robeson Creek Greenway 22.9 1 11
263 Clayton Riverwalk--County Line to Sam's Branch Greenway 21.1 1 11
264 Jordan Lake SRA--Visitor's Center 13.8 2 10
265 Jordan Game Land--Bells Church Fishing Access 12.9 2 10
266 Jack Marley Park 19.7 1 10
267 Robertson Millpond Preserve 20.7 2 9
268 Harris Lake--NE of New Hill-Holleman Rd. 13.3 1 8
269 Bass Lake Outfall Greenway 11.0 1 8
270 Duke University--East Campus 16.6 2 7
271 Roland E. Horne Walking Trail 23.4 2 7
272 Historic Oakwood Cemetery 8.7 3 7
273 Higgins Park 1.8 1 7
274 UNC Chapel Hill--Kenan Woods 17.0 1 6
275 Camden Ave Pond 16.3 1 6
276 Eden Lakes 23.7 1 5
277 Falls Lake--Cheek Rd. Causeway (Wake Co.) 17.9 2 4
278 Raleigh-Durham Airport Observation Deck 6.4 3 3
279 Eva Perry Library 4.2 1 3
280 Durham Hotel Rooftop 15.7 3 3
281 American Tobacco Trail--Massey Chapel Road 12.0 1 3
282 American Tobacco Trail--Blackwell Street Trailhead 15.4 1 2
283 American Tobacco Trail--White Oak Church Rd. Access 7.9 1 2
284 Duke University--Anderson Woods 17.0 1 1
285 Duke Park 16.6 1 1
286 Neuse River Trail--Old Falls of Neuse 15.1 1 1
287 Honeycutt Road Park 14.6 1 1