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Where to find Great Blue Heron in July
within 25 miles of Cary, NC, USA

This page shows which locations in the selected region historically had the highest probability of a checklist including Great Blue Heron in July. Because some locations may be undersampled, the results are sorted based on a confidence score which takes into account how many samples are available. The bar chart shows how the probability of observing this species varies over the year.

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Rank Map Pics Location Distance Observed Sampled Frequency Confidence
1 Lake Wheeler marshes 6.9 208 214 97.2% 94.0%
2 Lake Crabtree Nature Trail--Southport Entrance 3.3 88 91 96.7% 90.8%
3 Falls Lake--Ellerbe Creek RR Grade 19.0 67 70 95.7% 88.1%
4 Jordan Lake--B. Everett Jordan Dam 18.7 45 47 95.7% 85.8%
5 Crabtree Creek Wetland--West of Raleigh Blvd. 9.8 101 111 91.0% 84.2%
6 Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek Arm (Durham Co) 12.3 37 39 94.9% 83.1%
7 Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek arm (Chatham Co) 12.0 45 51 88.2% 76.6%
8 Crabtree Creek Watershed 4.7 8 8 100.0% 67.6%
9 Lake Betz 7.3 99 132 75.0% 67.0%
10 Lake Lynn 7.7 110 154 71.4% 63.8%
11 Jordan Game Land--Farrington Point Boating Access 13.1 19 23 82.6% 62.9%
12 Lake Crabtree Dam 3.3 29 37 78.4% 62.8%
13 Sandy Creek Park 16.1 175 255 68.6% 62.7%
14 Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment 23.4 36 48 75.0% 61.2%
15 Jordan Game Land--Transis Camp Rd. 12.6 72 102 70.6% 61.1%
16 Shelley Lake 8.1 55 77 71.4% 60.5%
17 Symphony Lake Greenway 4.4 9 10 90.0% 59.6%
18 Lake Johnson Park 4.2 77 115 67.0% 57.9%
19 University Lake, Chapel Hill 19.3 13 16 81.2% 57.0%
20 Lake Crabtree County Park 3.6 65 98 66.3% 56.5%
21 Falls Lake--Will Suitt Rd. RR Grade 20.0 7 8 87.5% 52.9%
22 Old Bynum Bridge 20.4 37 57 64.9% 51.9%
23 Jordan Game Land--Rock Quarry Public Fishing Area 13.8 4 4 100.0% 51.0%
24 Jordan Lake--NC Forest HQ (Model Plane Field) 14.1 4 4 100.0% 51.0%
25 New Hope Waterfowl Impoundment 13.8 17 24 70.8% 50.8%
26 Glennstone/Heron Rookery 18.4 10 13 76.9% 49.7%
27 Bond Park 2.7 32 51 62.7% 49.0%
28 Lower Haw SNA--Bynum 20.3 8 10 80.0% 49.0%
29 Jordan Game Land--(Lystra Rd. Bridge) Overcup Creek 14.0 8 10 80.0% 49.0%
30 Town Lake Park 23.4 6 7 85.7% 48.7%
31 Pinehurst Drive Ponds 15.6 14 20 70.0% 48.1%
32 Falls Lake--Mountains-to-Sea Trail Jimmy Rogers Road Access 15.2 3 3 100.0% 43.8%
33 Jordan Lake SRA--Parker's Creek 15.0 5 6 83.3% 43.6%
34 Brier Creek Reservoir 5.9 8 11 72.7% 43.4%
35 Jordan Lake--Educational State Forest 14.7 13 21 61.9% 40.9%
36 Lake Raleigh 6.0 17 29 58.6% 40.7%
37 Briar Chapel--Pokeberry Creek 18.2 55 111 49.5% 40.4%
38 Jordan Game Land--Audubon Platform 12.3 8 12 66.7% 39.1%
39 Lake Wheeler 8.2 10 16 62.5% 38.6%
40 Jordan Game Land---(751 bridge) Northeast Creek 10.6 10 16 62.5% 38.6%
41 Duke University--Reclamation Pond 17.3 11 18 61.1% 38.6%
42 White Oak Creek Greenway--West Side 6.7 18 33 54.5% 38.0%
43 Harris Lake--NE of New Hill-Holleman Rd. 13.3 4 5 80.0% 37.6%
44 Harris Lake County Park 14.0 21 40 52.5% 37.5%
45 Discovery Lake (Restricted Access) 8.2 11 19 57.9% 36.3%
46 William B. Umstead SP--Big Lake 5.7 10 17 58.8% 36.0%
47 Jordan Lake--Historical Data Only 15.3 5 7 71.4% 35.9%
48 Jordan Game Land--(751 bridge) White Oak Creek 10.3 5 7 71.4% 35.9%
49 Jordan Lake SRA--Robeson Creek Canoe Access 18.4 5 7 71.4% 35.9%
50 Middle Creek Bottomlands II 24.9 9 15 60.0% 35.7%
51 Harris Game Land--Upper Boat Ramp 15.5 24 50 48.0% 34.8%
52 Jordan Lake--Morgan Creek arm (seasonal mudflats) 12.6 2 2 100.0% 34.2%
53 Butner Game Land--Brickhouse Rd. (Granville Co.) 21.9 2 2 100.0% 34.2%
54 Twin Lakes Park 14.5 2 2 100.0% 34.2%
55 Hilltop Needmore Park--South 11.5 2 2 100.0% 34.2%
56 Apex Community Park 3.7 9 16 56.2% 33.2%
57 Schenck Forest 3.6 31 71 43.7% 32.7%
58 Bass Lake Park & Trail 10.7 10 19 52.6% 31.7%
59 Falls Lake--Hickory Hill Boat Ramp 18.4 6 10 60.0% 31.3%
60 Neuse River Trail--Abbotts Creek 14.5 36 89 40.4% 30.9%
61 Duke University--Wetland Center 'SWAMP' 16.4 13 27 48.1% 30.7%
62 Falls Lake--Neuse River RR Grade (Granville Co) 20.0 3 4 75.0% 30.1%
63 Haw River--Bynum Dam 20.5 3 4 75.0% 30.1%
64 Harris Game Land--Lower Boat Ramp 18.6 3 4 75.0% 30.1%
65 Falls Lake--Upper Beaverdam Reservoir 19.0 4 6 66.7% 30.0%
66 Jordan Lake SRA--Ebenezer Church Boat Ramp 14.8 4 6 66.7% 30.0%
67 Hoffman Lake 2.4 4 6 66.7% 30.0%
68 Patterson Place Constructed Wetland 16.0 29 74 39.2% 28.9%
69 Chandler's Swamp 16.9 6 11 54.5% 28.0%
70 Durant Nature Preserve 13.3 19 49 38.8% 26.4%
71 Butner Game Land--Brickhouse Rd. (Durham Co.) 21.9 9 20 45.0% 25.8%
72 Yates Mill County Park 7.2 55 172 32.0% 25.5%
73 Jordan Game Land--(Big Woods Rd. Bridge) Bush Creek 14.8 4 7 57.1% 25.0%
74 Beaver Marsh 16.7 43 142 30.3% 23.3%
75 Jordan Game Land--Mason Point Peninsula 12.1 3 5 60.0% 23.1%
76 New Hope Bottomlands 15.5 3 5 60.0% 23.1%
77 Eagle Spur Rail Trail--Stagecoach Rd. 11.9 10 26 38.5% 22.4%
78 Jordan Lake SRA--Ebenezer Point 15.0 4 8 50.0% 21.5%
79 Macedonia Lake/Speight Branch Greenway 3.5 4 8 50.0% 21.5%
80 North Carolina Museum of Life and Science 17.8 11 31 35.5% 21.1%
81 Sarah P. Duke Gardens 16.8 15 46 32.6% 20.9%
82 Jordan Lake--Farrington Point Rd Causeway 12.9 2 3 66.7% 20.8%
83 Jordan Lake SRA--Poplar Point 14.2 2 3 66.7% 20.8%
84 Jordan Lake--Marthas Chapel Pulloff 12.6 2 3 66.7% 20.8%
85 Crabtree Creek Greenway--Capital Blvd to Atlantic Ave 9.6 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
86 Eno River SP--The Quarry 21.2 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
87 Cape Fear River--Buckhorn Road 20.9 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
88 Falls Lake SRA--B. W. Wells 16.6 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
89 Neuse River Trail (Historic only. Use more specific location.) 13.5 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
90 Kildaire Farms Lake 2.3 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
91 Patterson Road Waterfowl Impoundment 14.8 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
92 Falls Lake--Upper Beaver Dam (Granville Co.) 21.0 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
93 Mitchell Mill Natural Area 23.7 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
94 Butner Game Land--H Street Fields 23.2 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
95 Jordan Game Land--Bells Church Fishing Access 12.9 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
96 Neuse River Trail--Trailhead Lane 15.0 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
97 Neuse River Trail--Abbington Lane 13.5 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
98 American Tobacco Trail--White Oak Church Rd. Access 7.9 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
99 Lake Rogers Park 23.7 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
100 Falls Lake--Beaverdam Reservoir 18.0 4 9 44.4% 18.9%
101 Eastgate Park 9.5 3 6 50.0% 18.8%
102 Neuse River Trail--Thornton Road 15.5 3 6 50.0% 18.8%
103 Little Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 14.5 6 17 35.3% 17.3%
104 Lake Benson 11.9 4 10 40.0% 16.8%
105 Wendell Park 22.6 4 10 40.0% 16.8%
106 Mason Farm Biological Reserve 14.6 46 220 20.9% 16.1%
107 American Tobacco Trail--New Hill-Olive Chapel Road Access 10.5 5 15 33.3% 15.2%
108 Mid Pines Rd. 6.7 38 188 20.2% 15.1%
109 Falls Lake--Sandling Beach 17.5 2 4 50.0% 15.0%
110 Williamson Preserve 19.2 2 4 50.0% 15.0%
111 Neuse River Trail--Mingo Bridge 13.6 3 8 37.5% 13.7%
112 Rainbow Soccer Complex 16.2 5 17 29.4% 13.3%
113 Eno River SP--Few's Ford 23.2 8 33 24.2% 12.8%
114 Neuse River Trail--Anderson Point Park 13.5 4 13 30.8% 12.7%
115 Blue Jay Point County Park 14.5 9 39 23.1% 12.6%
116 Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve 15.1 5 19 26.3% 11.8%
117 Baileywick Road Park 10.2 4 14 28.6% 11.7%
118 AIHF Trail 8300 Health Park 10.0 4 15 26.7% 10.9%
119 Falls Lake--Rolling View 16.1 4 16 25.0% 10.2%
120 William B. Umstead SP 5.4 6 29 20.7% 9.8%
121 Jordan Lake--Crosswinds Marina 13.2 2 6 33.3% 9.7%
122 Jordan Lake SRA--New Hope Overlook 16.7 1 2 50.0% 9.5%
123 Duke Forest--Gate 12 19.9 1 2 50.0% 9.5%
124 Carrboro High School 18.4 1 2 50.0% 9.5%
125 Jordan Lake SRA--Robeson Creek Boat Ramp 18.9 1 2 50.0% 9.5%
126 Roland E. Horne Walking Trail 23.4 1 2 50.0% 9.5%
127 Forest Ridge Park 16.5 1 2 50.0% 9.5%
128 Indian Creek Greenway 3.5 1 2 50.0% 9.5%
129 Ammons Farm Rd. 24.7 1 2 50.0% 9.5%
130 Honeycutt Road Park 14.6 1 2 50.0% 9.5%
131 Smith Creek Greenway (Entrance on Creek Moss Avenue) 16.2 1 2 50.0% 9.5%
132 Ritter Park 4.3 4 18 22.2% 9.0%
133 North Wake Landfill Park (formerly North Wake Sanitary Landfill) 14.1 3 12 25.0% 8.9%
134 Eno River SP--Cole Mill/Pump Station 21.6 3 12 25.0% 8.9%
135 White Oak Creek Greenway--Wetland 6.1 3 14 21.4% 7.6%
136 Brumley Nature Preserve--South 22.7 5 30 16.7% 7.3%
137 Lower Haw SNA--Hwy. 64 18.7 2 8 25.0% 7.1%
138 Orange County Sportsplex Pond 24.9 2 9 22.2% 6.3%
139 Brumley Nature Preserve--North 22.2 12 112 10.7% 6.2%
140 Stagecoach Road Waterfowl Impoundment 12.2 1 3 33.3% 6.1%
141 Falls Lake--Rollingview Marina 15.5 1 3 33.3% 6.1%
142 American Tobacco Trail--Wimberly Road Access 8.1 1 3 33.3% 6.1%
143 Jordan Game Land--Lower Little Creek 13.2 1 3 33.3% 6.1%
144 North Carolina Museum of Art--Sculpture Garden 4.6 4 27 14.8% 5.9%
145 Morgan Creek Trail 17.5 5 39 12.8% 5.6%
146 Inwood Rd. 7.3 2 11 18.2% 5.1%
147 Hank Anderson Community Park 20.3 4 34 11.8% 4.7%
148 Jordan Lake SRA--Vista Point 16.1 1 4 25.0% 4.6%
149 Duke University--East Campus 16.6 1 4 25.0% 4.6%
150 Little River Fishing Facility 23.7 1 4 25.0% 4.6%
151 Maple View Farm (Birding From Roads Only) 24.1 6 68 8.8% 4.1%
152 Falls Lake--Dam 15.2 1 5 20.0% 3.6%
153 Knap of Reeds Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 23.9 1 5 20.0% 3.6%
154 Eno River SP--Cabe Lands Access 20.8 1 5 20.0% 3.6%
155 Raven Rock SP 23.9 2 17 11.8% 3.3%
156 Penny's Bend Nature Preserve 20.0 1 6 16.7% 3.0%
157 William B. Umstead SP--Reedy Creek Lake 3.8 1 6 16.7% 3.0%
158 Salem Pond Park 4.5 1 6 16.7% 3.0%
159 American Tobacco Trail--C.M. Herndon Park 10.4 1 6 16.7% 3.0%
160 Turnipseed Preserve 20.5 2 20 10.0% 2.8%
161 Fearrington Village 17.5 2 21 9.5% 2.7%
162 NCSU Experimental Farm 7.1 1 7 14.3% 2.6%
163 Duke Forest--Hollow Rock & Hollow Rock Nature Park 17.9 1 7 14.3% 2.6%
164 Horton Grove Nature Preserve 24.6 2 27 7.4% 2.1%
165 Whippoorwill Park & Warren Creek Trail 19.4 1 9 11.1% 2.0%
166 Chapel Hill Community Park 16.9 1 10 10.0% 1.8%
167 North Carolina Botanical Garden 16.0 4 91 4.4% 1.7%
168 E. Carroll Joyner Park 20.6 1 11 9.1% 1.6%
169 Third Fork Creek Trail 13.6 2 36 5.6% 1.5%
170 Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve 4.6 1 12 8.3% 1.5%
171 Duke Forest--Korstian Division 19.6 1 12 8.3% 1.5%
172 West Point on the Eno Park 20.5 1 12 8.3% 1.5%
173 White Pines Nature Preserve 24.5 1 17 5.9% 1.0%
174 Dorothea Dix 6.6 4 154 2.6% 1.0%
175 Bolin Creek--Community Park to MLK Blvd. 17.4 2 62 3.2% 0.9%
176 Pritchard Park Nature Trail 17.3 1 27 3.7% 0.7%
177 Prairie Ridge Ecostation for Wildlife Learning 3.9 3 163 1.8% 0.6%