Wake County - Raleigh Lakes

Raleigh is the best place in the Triangle to go in winter for ducks, though less so since the introduction of grass carp, which eat the same foods as ducks. When lake levels get low in the fall, they can be good for shorebirds, too. Raleigh is also the only place in the Triangle where you have a good chance of finding a Loggerhead Shrike. Falls Lake is much like Jordan Lake. Plenty of rarities turn up here; Bald Eagles and Osprey abound in summer. Shorebirding can be excellent if water levels drop in the fall. Ducks are usually not abundant, but some good ones show up. Falls Lake extends from Wake County into Durham and Granville Counties — areas in other counties are covered here for convenience. Also see the map for Butner-Falls of Neuse Game Land