Bird Finder

Where to find American Goldfinch 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 American Goldfinch 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 Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment 23.4 67 77 87.0% 77.7%
2 Macedonia Lake/Speight Branch Greenway 3.5 17 20 85.0% 64.0%
3 Briar Chapel--Pokeberry Creek 18.2 112 157 71.3% 63.8%
4 Bond Park 2.7 118 171 69.0% 61.7%
5 Rocky Branch Greenway 6.4 28 38 73.7% 58.0%
6 Brian P's Yard (Private) 14.4 130 208 62.5% 55.8%
7 Duke University--Reclamation Pond 17.3 23 33 69.7% 52.7%
8 Barksdale Drive Greenway 9.9 9 11 81.8% 52.3%
9 UNC Chapel Hill--Coker Arboretum 17.2 25 37 67.6% 51.5%
10 Glennstone/Heron Rookery 18.4 4 4 100.0% 51.0%
11 Old Bynum Bridge 20.4 93 159 58.5% 50.7%
12 Falls Lake--Mountains-to-Sea Trail Jimmy Rogers Road Access 15.2 15 21 71.4% 50.0%
13 Butner Game Land--Brickhouse Rd. (Durham Co.) 21.9 33 52 63.5% 49.9%
14 North Carolina Botanical Garden 16.0 59 99 59.6% 49.7%
15 Brumley Nature Preserve--North 22.2 283 527 53.7% 49.4%
16 Eno River SP--Pleasant Green 21.9 6 7 85.7% 48.7%
17 Duke University--Wetland Center 'SWAMP' 16.4 27 43 62.8% 47.9%
18 Lake Lynn 7.7 248 477 52.0% 47.5%
19 stakeout Varied Thrush, Cary (2020) 1.5 10 14 71.4% 45.4%
20 North Carolina Museum of Life and Science 17.8 20 32 62.5% 45.3%
21 Neuse River Trail--Auburn Knightdale Road 15.6 3 3 100.0% 43.8%
22 Mason Farm Biological Reserve 14.6 172 352 48.9% 43.7%
23 Southern Community Park--Fan Branch Trail 17.1 5 6 83.3% 43.6%
24 Bass Lake Park & Trail 10.7 53 101 52.5% 42.8%
25 Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve 15.1 23 40 57.5% 42.2%
26 E. Carroll Joyner Park 20.6 19 33 57.6% 40.8%
27 Prairie Ridge Ecostation for Wildlife Learning 3.9 119 254 46.9% 40.8%
28 White Deer Park 11.6 14 23 60.9% 40.8%
29 Neuse River Trail--Mial Plantation Road 18.1 8 12 66.7% 39.1%
30 White Oak Creek Greenway--Wetland 6.1 11 18 61.1% 38.6%
31 Sandy Creek Park 16.1 160 380 42.1% 37.2%
32 Pritchard Park Nature Trail 17.3 10 17 58.8% 36.0%
33 Northgate Park 17.2 5 7 71.4% 35.9%
34 Wilkerson Nature Preserve Park 13.6 15 28 53.6% 35.8%
35 UNC Chapel Hill--Battle Grove 17.1 9 16 56.2% 33.2%
36 17 Acre Woods 18.0 45 107 42.1% 33.1%
37 Homestead Park 19.3 7 12 58.3% 32.0%
38 North Carolina Museum of Art--Sculpture Garden 4.6 21 47 44.7% 31.4%
39 Falls Lake--Ellerbe Creek RR Grade 19.0 48 122 39.3% 31.1%
40 Lower Haw SNA--Bynum 20.3 9 17 52.9% 31.0%
41 Robertson Creek Nature Preserve 23.8 3 4 75.0% 30.1%
42 Third Fork Creek Trail 13.6 19 44 43.2% 29.7%
43 Eagle Spur Rail Trail--Stagecoach Rd. 11.9 11 23 47.8% 29.2%
44 Schenck Forest 3.6 71 201 35.3% 29.0%
45 Lake Betz 7.3 55 153 35.9% 28.8%
46 Symphony Lake Greenway 4.4 18 43 41.9% 28.4%
47 Penny's Bend Nature Preserve 20.0 10 21 47.6% 28.3%
48 Neuse River Trail--Anderson Point Park 13.5 10 21 47.6% 28.3%
49 Apex Community Park 3.7 24 61 39.3% 28.1%
50 Falls Lake--Dam 15.2 8 16 50.0% 28.0%
51 AIHF Trail 8300 Health Park 10.0 8 16 50.0% 28.0%
52 Morgan Creek Trail 17.5 11 24 45.8% 27.9%
53 DO NOT USE--Historical Only for Brumley Nature Preserve 22.4 9 19 47.4% 27.3%
54 Ritter Park 4.3 7 14 50.0% 26.8%
55 Butner Game Land--Brickhouse Rd. (Granville Co.) 21.9 11 25 44.0% 26.7%
56 Jordan Game Land--Transis Camp Rd. 12.6 13 32 40.6% 25.5%
57 South Ellerbe Creek Trail 16.4 6 12 50.0% 25.4%
58 Neuse River Trail--Abbotts Creek 14.5 49 152 32.2% 25.3%
59 Lower Booker Creek Trail 17.0 10 24 41.7% 24.5%
60 Yates Mill County Park 7.2 93 325 28.6% 24.0%
61 Baileywick Road Park 10.2 5 10 50.0% 23.7%
62 Merritt's Pasture 16.9 6 13 46.2% 23.2%
63 Crabtree Creek Wetland--West of Raleigh Blvd. 9.8 22 66 33.3% 23.2%
64 Fearrington Village 17.5 7 16 43.8% 23.1%
65 Jordan Lake--NC Forest HQ (Model Plane Field) 14.1 12 32 37.5% 22.9%
66 Blue Jay Point County Park 14.5 18 53 34.0% 22.7%
67 Johnston Mill Nature Preserve 20.5 10 26 38.5% 22.4%
68 Lake Raleigh 6.0 20 61 32.8% 22.3%
69 Williamson Preserve 19.2 8 20 40.0% 21.9%
70 Lake Crabtree County Park 3.6 103 403 25.6% 21.5%
71 East Fork Mine Creek Trail (Bent Creek) 9.4 4 8 50.0% 21.5%
72 Eno River SP--Few's Ford 23.2 26 87 29.9% 21.3%
73 Little Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 14.5 9 24 37.5% 21.2%
74 Hoffman Lake 2.4 2 3 66.7% 20.8%
75 Bolin Creek--Community Park to MLK Blvd. 17.4 8 21 38.1% 20.8%
76 Jordan Game Land--(Hortons Pond Rd.) Mill Branch 11.6 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
77 Harris Game Land--Lower Boat Ramp 18.6 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
78 Mingo Creek Trail 15.1 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
79 Procter Farm Preserve 22.4 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
80 Crabtree Creek Greenway--Atlantic Ave to Anderson Drive 8.6 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
81 Jordan Game Land--Seaforth Road South End 17.3 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
82 Capital Hills Drive Wetlands 13.9 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
83 Smith Creek Greenway (Entrance on Creek Moss Avenue) 16.2 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
84 Crabtree Creek Watershed 4.7 7 18 38.9% 20.3%
85 Brumley Nature Preserve--South 22.7 14 44 31.8% 20.0%
86 Hank Anderson Community Park 20.3 13 41 31.7% 19.6%
87 Duke Forest--Hollow Rock & Hollow Rock Nature Park 17.9 5 12 41.7% 19.3%
88 Fred Fletcher Park 7.4 11 34 32.4% 19.1%
89 Walnut Creek Trail--Wetland Center 9.0 4 9 44.4% 18.9%
90 Wooten Meadow Park 6.8 4 9 44.4% 18.9%
91 Carpenter Park 5.1 3 6 50.0% 18.8%
92 University Lake, Chapel Hill 19.3 7 20 35.0% 18.1%
93 Hilltop Needmore Park--North 11.1 4 10 40.0% 16.8%
94 William B. Umstead SP--Big Lake 5.7 12 44 27.3% 16.3%
95 Mid Pines Rd. 6.7 74 369 20.1% 16.3%
96 North Wake Landfill Park (formerly North Wake Sanitary Landfill) 14.1 6 18 33.3% 16.3%
97 Sarah P. Duke Gardens 16.8 17 68 25.0% 16.2%
98 Jordan Game Land--(Big Woods Rd. Bridge) Bush Creek 14.8 3 7 42.9% 15.8%
99 Durant Nature Preserve 13.3 21 92 22.8% 15.4%
100 Whippoorwill Park & Warren Creek Trail 19.4 6 19 31.6% 15.4%
101 Horton Grove Nature Preserve 24.6 8 29 27.6% 14.7%
102 Lake Crabtree Dam 3.3 29 146 19.9% 14.2%
103 Falls Lake--Will Suitt Mudflats 18.8 4 12 33.3% 13.8%
104 Walnut Creek Wetland Center 9.0 4 12 33.3% 13.8%
105 White Oak Creek Greenway--West Side 6.7 9 36 25.0% 13.8%
106 Town Lake Park 23.4 8 32 25.0% 13.3%
107 Discovery Lake (Restricted Access) 8.2 7 27 25.9% 13.2%
108 North Carolina Museum of Art--Pond 4.7 7 27 25.9% 13.2%
109 Lake Benson 11.9 7 28 25.0% 12.7%
110 Lake Wheeler marshes 6.9 26 145 17.9% 12.5%
111 Wendell Park 22.6 3 9 33.3% 12.1%
112 Indian Creek Greenway 3.5 2 5 40.0% 11.8%
113 Lake Crabtree Nature Trail--Southport Entrance 3.3 18 100 18.0% 11.7%
114 Jordan Lake--Historical Data Only 15.3 8 37 21.6% 11.4%
115 Jordan Lake SRA--Ebenezer Point 15.0 89 647 13.8% 11.3%
116 Eno River SP--Cole Mill/Pump Station 21.6 8 38 21.1% 11.1%
117 Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve 4.6 7 33 21.2% 10.7%
118 Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek arm (Chatham Co) 12.0 9 47 19.1% 10.4%
119 Indian Trail Park 18.1 3 11 27.3% 9.7%
120 Harris Lake County Park 14.0 11 65 16.9% 9.7%
121 Higgins Greenway 1.2 2 6 33.3% 9.7%
122 Beaver Creek Greenway 7.0 2 6 33.3% 9.7%
123 Pierce Woods and Pond 15.9 2 6 33.3% 9.7%
124 Crabtree Creek Greenway--Capital Blvd to Atlantic Ave 9.6 1 2 50.0% 9.5%
125 Falls Lake SRA--Information Center 16.3 1 2 50.0% 9.5%
126 Neuse River Trail--Mingo Bridge 13.6 1 2 50.0% 9.5%
127 Main Street Park (Rolesville) 20.1 1 2 50.0% 9.5%
128 Forest Hills Park 15.0 1 2 50.0% 9.5%
129 Fox Road School Park and Marsh Overlook (Access ONLY after 6 pm on school days, and daylight hours on holidays and weekends) 13.8 1 2 50.0% 9.5%
130 Cates Creek Park 25.0 1 2 50.0% 9.5%
131 Jordan Lake--Educational State Forest 14.7 9 52 17.3% 9.4%
132 Patterson Place Constructed Wetland 16.0 7 41 17.1% 8.5%
133 Rainbow Soccer Complex 16.2 7 41 17.1% 8.5%
134 Knap of Reeds Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 23.9 2 7 28.6% 8.2%
135 Crowder District Park 6.8 2 7 28.6% 8.2%
136 Blackwood Farm Park 22.9 2 7 28.6% 8.2%
137 Brier Creek Reservoir 5.9 3 14 21.4% 7.6%
138 Carolina North--Tripp Farm Gate 19.7 5 30 16.7% 7.3%
139 Beaver Marsh 16.7 18 161 11.2% 7.2%
140 Falls Lake--Beaverdam Reservoir 18.0 2 8 25.0% 7.1%
141 Neuse River Trail (Historic only. Use more specific location.) 13.5 2 8 25.0% 7.1%
142 Bolin Creek--Adams and Craig Tracts 18.8 2 8 25.0% 7.1%
143 Carroll Howard Johnson Environmental Education Park 15.6 2 8 25.0% 7.1%
144 Shelley Lake 8.1 10 78 12.8% 7.1%
145 Roland E. Horne Walking Trail 23.4 3 16 18.8% 6.6%
146 Swift Creek Bluffs 5.3 6 43 14.0% 6.6%
147 Falls Lake--Rolling View 16.1 8 66 12.1% 6.3%
148 Jordan Lake--B. Everett Jordan Dam 18.7 6 45 13.3% 6.3%
149 Jordan Game Land--Mason Point Peninsula 12.1 1 3 33.3% 6.1%
150 Jordan Game Land--(751 bridge) White Oak Creek 10.3 1 3 33.3% 6.1%
151 Jordan Game Land--(Lystra Rd. Bridge) Overcup Creek 14.0 1 3 33.3% 6.1%
152 RTP Mountain Bike Trails 7.2 1 3 33.3% 6.1%
153 Mitchell Mill Natural Area 23.7 1 3 33.3% 6.1%
154 Action Park 13.9 1 3 33.3% 6.1%
155 Jordan Game Land--Lower Little Creek 13.2 1 3 33.3% 6.1%
156 Historic Oakwood Cemetery 8.7 1 3 33.3% 6.1%
157 Chatham Co. Northeast District Park 14.1 2 10 20.0% 5.7%
158 Jordan Game Land--Farrington Point Boating Access 13.1 5 39 12.8% 5.6%
159 Horace Williams Tract 19.1 3 20 15.0% 5.2%
160 New Hope Waterfowl Impoundment 13.8 2 12 16.7% 4.7%
161 Lake Johnson Park 4.2 13 168 7.7% 4.6%
162 Lower Haw SNA--Hwy. 64 18.7 1 4 25.0% 4.6%
163 Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek Arm (Durham Co) 12.3 1 4 25.0% 4.6%
164 Jordan Lake SRA--Poplar Point 14.2 1 4 25.0% 4.6%
165 Clemmons Educational State Forest 18.0 1 4 25.0% 4.6%
166 Little Creek Trail 15.3 1 4 25.0% 4.6%
167 Mount Hope Cemetery 7.8 1 4 25.0% 4.6%
168 Piedmont Nature Trail 15.9 1 4 25.0% 4.6%
169 Pinehurst Drive Ponds 15.6 2 13 15.4% 4.3%
170 Falls Lake--Sandling Beach 17.5 2 15 13.3% 3.7%
171 Jordan Lake SRA--Parker's Creek 15.0 1 5 20.0% 3.6%
172 New Hope Bottomlands 15.5 1 5 20.0% 3.6%
173 Lick Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 13.2 1 5 20.0% 3.6%
174 Duke Forest--Gate 10 19.3 1 5 20.0% 3.6%
175 Bolin Creek--Umstead Park 18.1 1 5 20.0% 3.6%
176 Horseshoe Road Nature Preserve 22.1 1 5 20.0% 3.6%
177 Dorothea Dix 6.6 2 16 12.5% 3.5%
178 Jordan Game Land--Rock Quarry Public Fishing Area 13.8 1 6 16.7% 3.0%
179 West Point on the Eno Park 20.5 1 6 16.7% 3.0%
180 Falls Lake--Hickory Hill Boat Ramp 18.4 3 35 8.6% 3.0%
181 Inwood Rd. 7.3 3 37 8.1% 2.8%
182 Maple View Farm (Birding From Roads Only) 24.1 6 104 5.8% 2.7%
183 Jordan Lake SRA--Ebenezer Church Boat Ramp 14.8 2 21 9.5% 2.7%
184 Duke University--Chapel Woods 17.1 1 7 14.3% 2.6%
185 Harris Lake--NE of New Hill-Holleman Rd. 13.3 1 7 14.3% 2.6%
186 Orange County Sportsplex Pond 24.9 1 7 14.3% 2.6%
187 Jordan Game Land---(751 bridge) Northeast Creek 10.6 2 22 9.1% 2.5%
188 American Tobacco Trail--New Hill-Olive Chapel Road Access 10.5 3 50 6.0% 2.1%
189 Jordan Lake--Crosswinds Marina 13.2 2 27 7.4% 2.1%
190 Jordan Lake--Morgan Creek arm (seasonal mudflats) 12.6 1 10 10.0% 1.8%
191 Laurel Hill Park 5.4 1 10 10.0% 1.8%
192 Middle Creek Bottomlands II 24.9 1 12 8.3% 1.5%
193 Turnipseed Preserve 20.5 1 13 7.7% 1.4%
194 Parker Preserve 15.5 1 13 7.7% 1.4%
195 Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park 22.3 3 76 3.9% 1.4%
196 Falls Lake--Will Suitt Rd. RR Grade 20.0 1 14 7.1% 1.3%
197 Harris Game Land--Upper Boat Ramp 15.5 2 44 4.5% 1.3%
198 Falls Lake 15.1 1 15 6.7% 1.2%
199 White Pines Nature Preserve 24.5 1 19 5.3% 0.9%
200 William B. Umstead SP 5.4 1 23 4.3% 0.8%
201 Jordan Game Land--Audubon Platform 12.3 1 29 3.4% 0.6%
202 Jordan Lake--Farrington Point Rd Causeway 12.9 1 36 2.8% 0.5%