Mason Farm Biological Reserve

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Mason Farm has long been the most popular birding spot in Chapel Hill. It is close to town, loaded with birds, and the main loop is a flat, easy hike. This 367-acre sanctuary has large open fields, extensive oak-hickory woods, a creek, beaver marshes, and lots of great brushy areas. Habitats: Fields, mature oak-hickory forest, stream, riparian forest, beaver impoundments. Key birds: Summer: Eastern Kingbird; American Redstart; Hooded, Prothonotary, and Kentucky Warbler; Blue Grosbeak; Indigo Bunting; Summer and Scarlet Tanager.
Birding North Carolina

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Birding North Carolina

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

Mason Farm has long been the most popular birding spot in Chapel Hill. It is close to town, loaded with birds, and the main loop is a flat, easy hike.

This 367-acre sanctuary has large open fields, extensive oak-hickory woods, a creek, beaver marshes, and lots of great brushy areas. Habitats: Fields, mature oak-hickory forest, stream, riparian forest, beaver impoundments. Key birds: Summer: Eastern Kingbird; American Redstart; Hooded, Prothonotary, and Kentucky Warbler; Blue Grosbeak; Indigo Bunting; Summer and Scarlet Tanager.

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

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Chapel Hill
Best Times: Best in spring, fall, and winter
Driving Directions: Directions to Mason Farm Biological Reserve

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