Triangle Birder's Guide - Jordan Lake and Chatham County

An outstanding birding location year-round, Jordan Lake seems to attract more stellar rarities, such as Long-billed Murrelet, White-tailed Tropicbird, and Smith's Longspur, than any other local spot. Jordan Lake has 13,900 acres of water to scan, nine state recreation areas, and more Bald Eagles than you can shake a stick at. In addition to the sites on the map, see the article on birding by canoe for several more good spots and the Jordan Game Land map. Also check out this new article about birding Jordan Lake by Caroline Gilmore.

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Best Birding Spots

Big Woods Road
Birding by Canoe
Christian Chapel Road (coordinates for Google Earth/Maps: 35 38 17 N, 79 00 12 W)
Crosswinds Marina
Ebenezer Point
Farrington Point
Farrington Road — from Farrington Point to Horton's Pond
Hank's Chapel - Gum Springs Church Road
Harris Lake
Haw River at US 64
Haw River above Bynum by canoe
Indian Creek Wildlife Observation Site
Jordan Lake Dam
Morgan Creek mudflats
NC 751 bridge
New Hope Creek mudflats
Old Hope Valley Farm Road
Parker's Creek
Poplar Point
Poplar Point Wastewater ponds
Seaforth
Shearon Harris Visitor's Center (35 39 00 N, 78 55 34 W)
Southeastern Jordan Lake (Olive Chapel and Beaver Creek area)
Tody Goodwin Road (35 43 08 N, 79 00 24 W)
Vista Point
White Pines Nature Preserve (35 36 52.5 N, 79 09 39.9 W)

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Created 9/8/1998, cwcook@duke.edu