Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

Wilsonville, North Carolina

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Jordan Lake is an outstanding birding location year-round, with more Bald Eagles than any other site in the state. The site also attracts more stellar rarities than just about any other spot in the Piedmont. Jordan Lake has 13,900 acres of water and is surrounded by 32,868 acres of game land and state recreation areas. Habitats: Lake, pine forest, mixed pine-hardwood forest, mature oak-hickory forest, fields, mudflats, streams, waterfowl impoundments, beaver impoundments. Key birds: Spring and summer: Whip-poor-will; Eastern Kingbird; Great Crested Flycatcher; Cliff Swallow; Kentucky, Hooded, and Prothonotary Warbler; Summer and Scarlet Tanager; Indigo Bunting; Blue Grosbeak. Winter: Hooded and Common Merganser; Horned Grebe. Year-round: Bald Eagle; Redheaded Woodpecker; Brown-headed Nuthatch.
Birding North Carolina

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Birding North Carolina

by Edited by Marshall Brooks and Mark Johns (Falcon Guides)

Jordan Lake is an outstanding birding location year-round, with more Bald Eagles than any other site in the state. The site also attracts more stellar rarities than just about any other spot in the Piedmont. Jordan Lake has 13,900 acres of water and is surrounded by 32,868 acres of game land and state recreation areas.

Habitats: Lake, pine forest, mixed pine-hardwood forest, mature oak-hickory forest, fields, mudflats, streams, waterfowl impoundments, beaver impoundments. Key birds: Spring and summer: Whip-poor-will; Eastern Kingbird; Great Crested Flycatcher; Cliff Swallow; Kentucky, Hooded, and Prothonotary Warbler; Summer and Scarlet Tanager; Indigo Bunting; Blue Grosbeak. Winter: Hooded and Common Merganser; Horned Grebe. Year-round: Bald Eagle; Redheaded Woodpecker; Brown-headed Nuthatch.

©  Edited by Marshall Brooks and Mark Johns/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Wilsonville
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best fall through spring
Driving Directions: Directions to Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

Recent Trail Reviews

2/20/2011
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Red/Blue trail. Moderate difficulty. Some nice views of the lake, but as you get closer to the water, you will see tons of trash from boating. Other than that, a nice 5.7 mile hike.



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Apr 2018