Mason Farm Biological Reserve Professional Review and Guide
"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."