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Where to find Great Blue Heron in August
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 August. 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 6.9 423 444 95.3% 92.9%
2 Lake Crabtree Nature Trail--Southport Entrance 3.3 215 238 90.3% 85.9%
3 Falls Lake--Ellerbe Creek RR Grade 19.0 183 210 87.1% 81.9%
4 Jordan Lake--B. Everett Jordan Dam 18.7 26 27 96.3% 81.7%
5 Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek arm (Chatham Co) 12.0 76 85 89.4% 81.1%
6 Butner Game Land--Brickhouse Rd. (Granville Co.) 21.9 20 21 95.2% 77.3%
7 Town Lake Park 23.4 46 52 88.5% 77.0%
8 Crabtree Creek Wetland--West of Raleigh Blvd. 9.8 46 52 88.5% 77.0%
9 Lake Crabtree Dam 3.3 91 109 83.5% 75.4%
10 Symphony Lake Greenway 4.4 18 19 94.7% 75.4%
11 Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek Arm (Durham Co) 12.3 56 66 84.8% 74.3%
12 Falls Lake--Mountains-to-Sea Trail Jimmy Rogers Road Access 15.2 11 11 100.0% 74.1%
13 Jordan Game Land--(Lystra Rd. Bridge) Overcup Creek 14.0 14 15 93.3% 70.2%
14 Lake Crabtree County Park 3.6 150 196 76.5% 70.1%
15 Old Bynum Bridge 20.4 47 58 81.0% 69.1%
16 Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment 23.4 74 95 77.9% 68.6%
17 Lake Lynn 7.7 85 116 73.3% 64.6%
18 Jordan Lake SRA--New Hope Overlook 16.7 7 7 100.0% 64.6%
19 University Lake, Chapel Hill 19.3 20 24 83.3% 64.1%
20 Bond Park 2.7 70 95 73.7% 64.0%
21 Falls Lake--Will Suitt Rd. RR Grade 20.0 13 15 86.7% 62.1%
22 Lake Johnson Park 4.2 105 151 69.5% 61.8%
23 Lake Betz 7.3 131 191 68.6% 61.7%
24 Harris Game Land--Upper Boat Ramp 15.5 32 42 76.2% 61.5%
25 Falls Lake--Neuse River RR Grade (Granville Co) 20.0 20 25 80.0% 60.9%
26 Sandy Creek Park 16.1 172 264 65.2% 59.2%
27 Jordan Game Land--Transis Camp Rd. 12.6 63 91 69.2% 59.1%
28 Falls Lake--Upper Beaverdam Reservoir 19.0 5 5 100.0% 56.6%
29 Harris Lake--NE of New Hill-Holleman Rd. 13.3 8 9 88.9% 56.5%
30 Shelley Lake 8.1 42 61 68.9% 56.4%
31 Falls Lake--Hickory Hill Boat Ramp 18.4 31 44 70.5% 55.8%
32 Falls Lake--Will Suitt Mudflats 18.8 10 12 83.3% 55.2%
33 Apex Community Park 3.7 18 25 72.0% 52.4%
34 Jordan Lake--Morgan Creek arm (seasonal mudflats) 12.6 9 11 81.8% 52.3%
35 Briar Chapel--Pokeberry Creek 18.2 61 100 61.0% 51.2%
36 Lake Wheeler 8.2 23 34 67.6% 50.8%
37 Lake Benson 11.9 17 24 70.8% 50.8%
38 Lower Haw SNA--Bynum 20.3 8 10 80.0% 49.0%
39 Falls Lake--Neuse River RR Grade (Durham Co.) 19.7 11 15 73.3% 48.0%
40 Bass Lake Park & Trail 10.7 20 31 64.5% 46.9%
41 Falls Lake--Cheek Road Causeway (Durham Co.) 17.7 9 12 75.0% 46.8%
42 Harris Lake County Park 14.0 29 49 59.2% 45.2%
43 Pinehurst Drive Ponds 15.6 15 23 65.2% 44.9%
44 Jordan Game Land--Farrington Point Boating Access 13.1 11 16 68.8% 44.4%
45 Falls Lake--Olive Grove Church Rd. 17.1 3 3 100.0% 43.8%
46 Jordan Lake--Farrington Point Rd Causeway 12.9 5 6 83.3% 43.6%
47 Jordan Game Land---(751 bridge) Northeast Creek 10.6 14 22 63.6% 43.0%
48 William B. Umstead SP--Big Lake 5.7 15 24 62.5% 42.7%
49 Duke University--Reclamation Pond 17.3 15 25 60.0% 40.7%
50 Jordan Lake--NC Forest HQ (Model Plane Field) 14.1 4 5 80.0% 37.6%
51 Brumley Nature Preserve--North 22.2 154 366 42.1% 37.1%
52 Crabtree Creek Watershed 4.7 9 15 60.0% 35.7%
53 Jordan Lake SRA--Ebenezer Church Boat Ramp 14.8 2 2 100.0% 34.2%
54 Neuse River Trail (Historic only. Use more specific location.) 13.5 2 2 100.0% 34.2%
55 Harris Game Land--Lower Boat Ramp 18.6 2 2 100.0% 34.2%
56 Jordan Lake--Poe's Ridge 19.9 2 2 100.0% 34.2%
57 Falls Lake--Olive Grove Church Rd. Ramp 18.4 2 2 100.0% 34.2%
58 Neuse River Trail--Milburnie Park 13.5 2 2 100.0% 34.2%
59 Lake Rogers Park 23.7 2 2 100.0% 34.2%
60 Twin Lakes Park 14.5 2 2 100.0% 34.2%
61 Schenck Forest 3.6 35 80 43.8% 33.4%
62 Jordan Lake SRA--Ebenezer Point 15.0 9 16 56.2% 33.2%
63 Butner Game Land--Brickhouse Rd. (Durham Co.) 21.9 18 39 46.2% 31.6%
64 Yates Mill County Park 7.2 76 200 38.0% 31.6%
65 Macedonia Lake/Speight Branch Greenway 3.5 5 8 62.5% 30.6%
66 Little River Fishing Facility 23.7 5 8 62.5% 30.6%
67 Blue Jay Point County Park 14.5 19 43 44.2% 30.4%
68 Jordan Lake--Educational State Forest 14.7 14 30 46.7% 30.2%
69 Jordan Game Land--Audubon Platform 12.3 12 25 48.0% 30.0%
70 Rainbow Soccer Complex 16.2 22 55 40.0% 28.1%
71 Falls Lake--Rolling View 16.1 12 27 44.4% 27.6%
72 Lake Raleigh 6.0 10 22 45.5% 26.9%
73 Lower Haw SNA--Hwy. 64 18.7 4 7 57.1% 25.0%
74 Jordan Game Land--(751 bridge) White Oak Creek 10.3 4 7 57.1% 25.0%
75 Durant Nature Preserve 13.3 19 54 35.2% 23.8%
76 North Carolina Museum of Life and Science 17.8 10 25 40.0% 23.4%
77 Discovery Lake (Restricted Access) 8.2 9 22 40.9% 23.3%
78 Little Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 14.5 6 13 46.2% 23.2%
79 Brier Creek Reservoir 5.9 6 13 46.2% 23.2%
80 Indian Creek Greenway 3.5 3 5 60.0% 23.1%
81 Brumley Nature Preserve--South 22.7 8 20 40.0% 21.9%
82 Beaver Marsh 16.7 40 140 28.6% 21.7%
83 Falls Lake--Sandling Beach 17.5 7 17 41.2% 21.6%
84 Baileywick Road Park 10.2 5 11 45.5% 21.3%
85 Hoffman Lake 2.4 2 3 66.7% 20.8%
86 Jordan Lake--Marthas Chapel Pulloff 12.6 2 3 66.7% 20.8%
87 Neuse River Trail--Old Falls of Neuse 15.1 2 3 66.7% 20.8%
88 Hilltop Needmore Park--South 11.5 2 3 66.7% 20.8%
89 Falls Lake--Rollingview Marina 15.5 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
90 Cape Fear River--Buckhorn Road 20.9 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
91 Mill Bridge Nature Park 19.4 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
92 Little River Waterfowl Impoundment 20.6 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
93 Carrboro High School 18.4 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
94 American Tobacco Trail--White Oak Church Rd. Access 7.9 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
95 Patterson Place Constructed Wetland 16.0 26 92 28.3% 20.1%
96 White Oak Creek Greenway--West Side 6.7 8 22 36.4% 19.7%
97 Mid Pines Rd. 6.7 57 238 23.9% 19.0%
98 White Oak Creek Greenway--Wetland 6.1 6 16 37.5% 18.5%
99 AIHF Trail 8300 Health Park 10.0 4 10 40.0% 16.8%
100 Orange County Sportsplex Pond 24.9 4 10 40.0% 16.8%
101 Beaver Creek Greenway 7.0 3 7 42.9% 15.8%
102 Sarah P. Duke Gardens 16.8 11 41 26.8% 15.7%
103 Chandler's Swamp 16.9 4 11 36.4% 15.2%
104 Jordan Lake SRA--Poplar Point 14.2 2 4 50.0% 15.0%
105 Eagle Spur Rail Trail--Stagecoach Rd. 11.9 7 25 28.0% 14.3%
106 Penny's Bend Nature Preserve 20.0 3 8 37.5% 13.7%
107 Horseshoe Road Nature Preserve 22.1 3 8 37.5% 13.7%
108 Hank Anderson Community Park 20.3 12 53 22.6% 13.5%
109 Middle Creek Bottomlands II 24.9 5 17 29.4% 13.3%
110 Duke University--Wetland Center 'SWAMP' 16.4 5 18 27.8% 12.5%
111 Mason Farm Biological Reserve 14.6 35 209 16.7% 12.3%
112 American Tobacco Trail--New Hill-Olive Chapel Road Access 10.5 17 90 18.9% 12.1%
113 New Hope Waterfowl Impoundment 13.8 4 14 28.6% 11.7%
114 Jordan Lake--Historical Data Only 15.3 5 21 23.8% 10.6%
115 Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve 15.1 4 16 25.0% 10.2%
116 Falls Lake--Beaverdam Reservoir 18.0 3 11 27.3% 9.7%
117 Jordan Lake SRA--Seaforth 14.9 2 6 33.3% 9.7%
118 Stagecoach Road Waterfowl Impoundment 12.2 2 6 33.3% 9.7%
119 William B. Umstead SP--Reedy Creek Lake 3.8 2 6 33.3% 9.7%
120 Salem Pond Park 4.5 2 6 33.3% 9.7%
121 DO NOT USE--Historical Only for Brumley Nature Preserve 22.4 2 6 33.3% 9.7%
122 Haw River--Bynum Dam 20.5 1 2 50.0% 9.5%
123 Barksdale Drive Greenway 9.9 1 2 50.0% 9.5%
124 Jordan Lake SRA--Robeson Creek Canoe Access 18.4 1 2 50.0% 9.5%
125 Beaver Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 10.6 1 2 50.0% 9.5%
126 Jordan Game Land--Cub Creek 13.7 1 2 50.0% 9.5%
127 Capital Hills Drive Wetlands 13.9 1 2 50.0% 9.5%
128 Neuse River Trail--Mial Plantation Road 18.1 3 12 25.0% 8.9%
129 Jordan Lake--Crosswinds Marina 13.2 2 7 28.6% 8.2%
130 West Point on the Eno Park 20.5 2 8 25.0% 7.1%
131 Hilltop Needmore Park--North 11.1 2 8 25.0% 7.1%
132 Fearrington Village 17.5 3 15 20.0% 7.0%
133 E. Carroll Joyner Park 20.6 3 15 20.0% 7.0%
134 Eno River SP--Few's Ford 23.2 5 34 14.7% 6.4%
135 Neuse River Trail--Abbotts Creek 14.5 12 110 10.9% 6.4%
136 Falls Lake--Dam 15.2 2 9 22.2% 6.3%
137 Glennstone/Heron Rookery 18.4 1 3 33.3% 6.1%
138 UNC Chapel Hill--Kenan Woods 17.0 1 3 33.3% 6.1%
139 Robertson Creek Nature Preserve 23.8 1 3 33.3% 6.1%
140 Jordan Game Land--Mason Point Peninsula 12.1 2 10 20.0% 5.7%
141 Raven Rock SP 23.9 2 11 18.2% 5.1%
142 North Carolina Museum of Art--Sculpture Garden 4.6 6 55 10.9% 5.1%
143 Neuse River Trail--Anderson Point Park 13.5 2 12 16.7% 4.7%
144 Pulley Town Road Fields 22.5 1 4 25.0% 4.6%
145 Ritter Park 4.3 2 13 15.4% 4.3%
146 Eno River SP--Cole Mill/Pump Station 21.6 2 14 14.3% 4.0%
147 Turnipseed Preserve 20.5 2 14 14.3% 4.0%
148 Prairie Ridge Ecostation for Wildlife Learning 3.9 11 169 6.5% 3.7%
149 North Wake Landfill Park (formerly North Wake Sanitary Landfill) 14.1 2 16 12.5% 3.5%
150 Morgan Creek Trail 17.5 3 34 8.8% 3.0%
151 Jordan Lake SRA--Parker's Creek 15.0 1 6 16.7% 3.0%
152 Apex Nature Park 8.6 1 6 16.7% 3.0%
153 Whippoorwill Park & Warren Creek Trail 19.4 1 7 14.3% 2.6%
154 Chapel Hill Community Park 16.9 1 7 14.3% 2.6%
155 William B. Umstead SP 5.4 2 25 8.0% 2.2%
156 Falls Lake 15.1 2 27 7.4% 2.1%
157 Maple View Farm (Birding From Roads Only) 24.1 4 83 4.8% 1.9%
158 Williamson Preserve 19.2 1 10 10.0% 1.8%
159 Indian Trail Park 18.1 1 11 9.1% 1.6%
160 Carolina North--Tripp Farm Gate 19.7 1 11 9.1% 1.6%
161 Blackwood Farm Park 22.9 1 12 8.3% 1.5%
162 NCSU Experimental Farm 7.1 1 13 7.7% 1.4%
163 Crowder District Park 6.8 1 16 6.2% 1.1%
164 Wilkerson Nature Preserve Park 13.6 1 21 4.8% 0.8%
165 Horton Grove Nature Preserve 24.6 1 25 4.0% 0.7%
166 UNC Chapel Hill--Coker Arboretum 17.2 1 26 3.8% 0.7%
167 Brian P's Yard (Private) 14.4 1 54 1.9% 0.3%