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Where to find Merlin in October
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 Merlin in October. 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 Butner Game Land--Brickhouse Rd. (Durham Co.) 21.9 7 52 13.5% 6.7%
2 Mid Pines Rd. 6.7 19 369 5.1% 3.3%
3 North Wake Landfill Park (formerly North Wake Sanitary Landfill) 14.1 2 18 11.1% 3.1%
4 Knap of Reeds Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 23.9 1 7 14.3% 2.6%
5 Jordan Lake--Morgan Creek arm (seasonal mudflats) 12.6 1 10 10.0% 1.8%
6 Chatham Co. Northeast District Park 14.1 1 10 10.0% 1.8%
7 Jordan Lake SRA--Ebenezer Point 15.0 17 647 2.6% 1.6%
8 White Oak Creek Greenway--West Side 6.7 2 36 5.6% 1.5%
9 Inwood Rd. 7.3 2 37 5.4% 1.5%
10 Falls Lake--Will Suitt Mudflats 18.8 1 12 8.3% 1.5%
11 Schenck Forest 3.6 6 201 3.0% 1.4%
12 Harris Game Land--Upper Boat Ramp 15.5 2 44 4.5% 1.3%
13 Falls Lake 15.1 1 15 6.7% 1.2%
14 Falls Lake--Sandling Beach 17.5 1 15 6.7% 1.2%
15 Dorothea Dix 6.6 1 16 6.2% 1.1%
16 White Pines Nature Preserve 24.5 1 19 5.3% 0.9%
17 Williamson Preserve 19.2 1 20 5.0% 0.9%
18 Falls Lake--Ellerbe Creek RR Grade 19.0 3 122 2.5% 0.8%
19 Little Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 14.5 1 24 4.2% 0.7%
20 Raven Rock SP 23.9 1 24 4.2% 0.7%
21 Lake Wheeler marshes 6.9 3 145 2.1% 0.7%
22 Lake Benson 11.9 1 28 3.6% 0.6%
23 Jordan Lake--NC Forest HQ (Model Plane Field) 14.1 1 32 3.1% 0.6%
24 E. Carroll Joyner Park 20.6 1 33 3.0% 0.5%
25 Brian P's Yard (Private) 14.4 3 208 1.4% 0.5%
26 Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve 15.1 1 40 2.5% 0.4%
27 Symphony Lake Greenway 4.4 1 43 2.3% 0.4%
28 Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek arm (Chatham Co) 12.0 1 47 2.1% 0.4%
29 Lake Betz 7.3 2 153 1.3% 0.4%
30 American Tobacco Trail--New Hill-Olive Chapel Road Access 10.5 1 50 2.0% 0.4%
31 Briar Chapel--Pokeberry Creek 18.2 2 157 1.3% 0.4%
32 Old Bynum Bridge 20.4 2 159 1.3% 0.3%
33 Blue Jay Point County Park 14.5 1 53 1.9% 0.3%
34 Yates Mill County Park 7.2 3 325 0.9% 0.3%
35 Harris Lake County Park 14.0 1 65 1.5% 0.3%
36 Falls Lake--Rolling View 16.1 1 66 1.5% 0.3%
37 Lake Crabtree County Park 3.6 3 403 0.7% 0.3%
38 Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment 23.4 1 77 1.3% 0.2%
39 Prairie Ridge Ecostation for Wildlife Learning 3.9 2 254 0.8% 0.2%
40 Lake Lynn 7.7 3 480 0.6% 0.2%
41 Bass Lake Park & Trail 10.7 1 101 1.0% 0.2%
42 Maple View Farm (Birding From Roads Only) 24.1 1 104 1.0% 0.2%
43 Mason Farm Biological Reserve 14.6 2 352 0.6% 0.2%
44 Lake Johnson Park 4.2 1 168 0.6% 0.1%
45 Sandy Creek Park 16.1 1 380 0.3% 0.0%
46 Brumley Nature Preserve--North 22.2 1 527 0.2% 0.0%