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Where to find Hooded Merganser in February
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 Hooded Merganser in February. 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 Orange County Sportsplex Pond 24.9 46 56 82.1% 70.2%
2 Beaver Marsh 16.7 208 281 74.0% 68.6%
3 Apex Community Park 3.7 97 137 70.8% 62.7%
4 Brier Creek Reservoir 5.9 71 109 65.1% 55.8%
5 William B. Umstead SP--Big Lake 5.7 62 104 59.6% 50.0%
6 Lake Betz 7.3 106 208 51.0% 44.2%
7 Bond Park 2.7 64 137 46.7% 38.6%
8 Crabtree Creek Wetland--West of Raleigh Blvd. 9.8 16 30 53.3% 36.1%
9 Chandler's Swamp 16.9 7 12 58.3% 32.0%
10 Shelley Lake 8.1 41 104 39.4% 30.6%
11 North Carolina Museum of Art--Pond 4.7 8 15 53.3% 30.1%
12 Lake Crabtree County Park 3.6 148 437 33.9% 29.6%
13 Schenck Forest 3.6 61 194 31.4% 25.3%
14 Lake Benson 11.9 26 74 35.1% 25.2%
15 Lake Wheeler marshes 6.9 28 85 32.9% 23.9%
16 William B. Umstead SP--Reedy Creek Lake 3.8 5 10 50.0% 23.7%
17 Crabtree Creek Watershed 4.7 8 19 42.1% 23.1%
18 Macedonia Lake/Speight Branch Greenway 3.5 7 16 43.8% 23.1%
19 West Lake Road Ponds 8.7 3 5 60.0% 23.1%
20 Lake Rogers Park 23.7 3 5 60.0% 23.1%
21 Lake Crabtree Nature Trail--Southport Entrance 3.3 33 110 30.0% 22.2%
22 Sandy Creek Park 16.1 87 335 26.0% 21.6%
23 American Tobacco Trail--Southpoint Mall 12.2 5 11 45.5% 21.3%
24 Lake Crabtree Dam 3.3 22 73 30.1% 20.8%
25 Shaw Lake 9.9 2 3 66.7% 20.8%
26 Jordan Game Land--Cub Creek 13.7 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
27 Strickland Park 8.9 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
28 Knightdale Station Park 17.3 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
29 Capital Hills Drive Wetlands 13.9 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
30 Horseshoe Road Nature Preserve 22.1 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
31 Robertson Creek Nature Preserve 23.8 1 1 100.0% 20.7%
32 Yates Mill County Park 7.2 96 390 24.6% 20.6%
33 Patterson Place Constructed Wetland 16.0 11 36 30.6% 18.0%
34 Carpenter Park 5.1 5 13 38.5% 17.7%
35 Prairie Ridge Ecostation for Wildlife Learning 3.9 71 327 21.7% 17.6%
36 Duke University--Reclamation Pond 17.3 11 38 28.9% 17.0%
37 Lake Johnson Park 4.2 30 128 23.4% 16.9%
38 Duke University--Wetland Center 'SWAMP' 16.4 13 47 27.7% 16.9%
39 Laurel Hill Park 5.4 3 7 42.9% 15.8%
40 Discovery Lake (Restricted Access) 8.2 10 37 27.0% 15.4%
41 North Carolina Museum of Art--Sculpture Garden 4.6 10 38 26.3% 15.0%
42 Butner Game Land--Brickhouse Rd. (Durham Co.) 21.9 12 50 24.0% 14.3%
43 Falls Lake--Beaverdam Reservoir 18.0 5 16 31.2% 14.2%
44 North Carolina Museum of Life and Science 17.8 6 23 26.1% 12.5%
45 Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment 23.4 14 72 19.4% 12.0%
46 Hilltop Needmore Park--North 11.1 2 5 40.0% 11.8%
47 Salem Pond Park 4.5 4 16 25.0% 10.2%
48 Middle Creek Bottomlands II 24.9 3 11 27.3% 9.7%
49 Falls Lake--Hwy. 50 Boat Ramp 16.8 2 6 33.3% 9.7%
50 Old Oxford Rd. Pond 20.9 2 6 33.3% 9.7%
51 Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek Arm (Durham Co) 12.3 1 2 50.0% 9.5%
52 Jordan Game Land--Seaforth Road South End 17.3 1 2 50.0% 9.5%
53 AIHF Trail 8300 Health Park 10.0 3 14 21.4% 7.6%
54 White Oak Creek Greenway--Wetland 6.1 3 14 21.4% 7.6%
55 Kildaire Farms Lake 2.3 2 8 25.0% 7.1%
56 New Hope Waterfowl Impoundment 13.8 4 25 16.0% 6.4%
57 Howling Cow Creamery 7.2 2 9 22.2% 6.3%
58 Falls Lake--Cheek Road Causeway (Durham Co.) 17.7 1 3 33.3% 6.1%
59 Jordan Lake SRA--Vista Point 16.1 1 3 33.3% 6.1%
60 Jordan Game Land--Lower Little Creek 13.2 1 3 33.3% 6.1%
61 Falls Lake--Rolling View 16.1 6 46 13.0% 6.1%
62 Lake Lynn 7.7 11 107 10.3% 5.8%
63 Ten-Ten Road Pond 9.4 3 18 16.7% 5.8%
64 Sarah P. Duke Gardens 16.8 6 53 11.3% 5.3%
65 William B. Umstead SP 5.4 3 20 15.0% 5.2%
66 Baileywick Road Park 10.2 2 11 18.2% 5.1%
67 Butner Game Land--Brickhouse Rd. (Granville Co.) 21.9 2 11 18.2% 5.1%
68 Indian Creek Greenway 3.5 2 11 18.2% 5.1%
69 Eagle Spur Rail Trail--Stagecoach Rd. 11.9 3 21 14.3% 5.0%
70 Jordan Lake SRA--Seaforth 14.9 4 32 12.5% 5.0%
71 Lake Raleigh 6.0 10 113 8.8% 4.9%
72 Jordan Lake--Historical Data Only 15.3 3 22 13.6% 4.7%
73 Walnut Creek Wetland Center 9.0 2 12 16.7% 4.7%
74 Crabtree Creek Greenway--Capital Blvd to Atlantic Ave 9.6 1 4 25.0% 4.6%
75 Falls Lake--Sandling Beach 17.5 1 4 25.0% 4.6%
76 Knap of Reeds Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 23.9 1 4 25.0% 4.6%
77 Town Lake Park 23.4 1 4 25.0% 4.6%
78 Jordan Game Land--Mason Point Peninsula 12.1 2 15 13.3% 3.7%
79 University Lake, Chapel Hill 19.3 2 15 13.3% 3.7%
80 Jordan Lake SRA--Poplar Point 14.2 1 5 20.0% 3.6%
81 Eden Lakes 23.7 1 5 20.0% 3.6%
82 Clayton Riverwalk--County Line to Sam's Branch Greenway 21.1 1 5 20.0% 3.6%
83 Durant Nature Preserve 13.3 5 60 8.3% 3.6%
84 Harris Lake County Park 14.0 6 81 7.4% 3.4%
85 Brookhaven Nature Park 6.7 2 17 11.8% 3.3%
86 Briar Chapel--Pokeberry Creek 18.2 5 68 7.4% 3.2%
87 Walnut Creek Trail--Wetland Center 9.0 1 6 16.7% 3.0%
88 Falls Lake 15.1 1 7 14.3% 2.6%
89 Lake Wheeler 8.2 3 41 7.3% 2.5%
90 Rainbow Soccer Complex 16.2 4 64 6.2% 2.5%
91 Jordan Lake SRA--Ebenezer Point 15.0 6 117 5.1% 2.4%
92 Jordan Game Land--(Big Woods Rd. Bridge) Bush Creek 14.8 1 8 12.5% 2.2%
93 Eastgate Park 9.5 1 8 12.5% 2.2%
94 Shiloh Greenway 5.1 1 8 12.5% 2.2%
95 Old Bynum Bridge 20.4 2 26 7.7% 2.1%
96 Symphony Lake Greenway 4.4 6 132 4.5% 2.1%
97 Glennstone/Heron Rookery 18.4 1 9 11.1% 2.0%
98 White Oak Creek Greenway--West Side 6.7 2 29 6.9% 1.9%
99 Falls Lake--Ellerbe Creek RR Grade 19.0 1 11 9.1% 1.6%
100 White Pines Nature Preserve 24.5 1 12 8.3% 1.5%
101 Jordan Game Land--Farrington Point Boating Access 13.1 1 13 7.7% 1.4%
102 Jordan Game Land---(751 bridge) Northeast Creek 10.6 1 13 7.7% 1.4%
103 Williamson Preserve 19.2 1 13 7.7% 1.4%
104 Little Creek Waterfowl Impoundment 14.5 1 15 6.7% 1.2%
105 Falls Lake--Hickory Hill Boat Ramp 18.4 1 15 6.7% 1.2%
106 Bass Lake Park & Trail 10.7 2 47 4.3% 1.2%
107 Harris Lake--NE of New Hill-Holleman Rd. 13.3 1 16 6.2% 1.1%
108 Ephesus Park--Chapel Hill 16.3 1 18 5.6% 1.0%
109 Ritter Park 4.3 1 19 5.3% 0.9%
110 Mid Pines Rd. 6.7 9 510 1.8% 0.9%
111 Mason Farm Biological Reserve 14.6 4 279 1.4% 0.6%
112 Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve 15.1 1 33 3.0% 0.5%
113 Eno River SP--Few's Ford 23.2 1 42 2.4% 0.4%
114 Jordan Lake--B. Everett Jordan Dam 18.7 1 43 2.3% 0.4%
115 American Tobacco Trail--New Hill-Olive Chapel Road Access 10.5 1 55 1.8% 0.3%
116 Brumley Nature Preserve--North 22.2 1 139 0.7% 0.1%