Jordan Lake Christmas Bird Count

Bonaparte's Gull Bonaparte’s Gull -Photo by Norm Budnitz

New Hope Audubon sponsors the Jordan Lake Christmas Bird Count (CBC) each year in collaboration with the National Audubon Society, in a count circle centered in the area of Jordan Lake in Chatham County (count circle map).  We encourage participants of all stripes—beginners and experts, young and old. If you have never counted before, we will team you up with more experienced people. This year, our CBC was held on Sunday, December 31, 2017. For a close-up look at our past results, last year’s compiler’s notes, and a summary of our cumulative data since 1977, see the ‘Historical Information’ section below.

Count Areas and Assignments

Click on an area in this map to see its number and name. If you click the broken rectangle in the upper right corner, you can see a larger map. The coverage assignments below are based on previous years (with emphasis on last year’s participation) and will be updated regularly. A question mark (?) indicates participants from previous years or participants tentatively placed but not yet confirmed — please let us know!

**Updated December 30, 2017.**

Area 1–Farrington area: Patrick Coin, Mike DeMatties, Peggy Maslow, Rachel Smith
Area 2–Sexton Rd, E. Stone Rd, west of Horton’s Pond Rd (W of pond): Barbara Coffman, Beth Mancuso, Kyle Mills, Jenny Stanley
Area 3–Horton’s Pond E to 751, S to US 64, Crosswinds Marina, White Oak Creek: Kerry MacPherson, Trish MacPherson, Rick Payne
Area 4–Big Woods Road: Bernie Carr, Jennifer Maher, Roger Shaw
Area 5–Parker’s Creek: Loren Hintz, Margaret Vimmerstedt
Area 6–Fearrington Village: Betsy Bogle, Frank McKeever, Beverly Scalise
Area 7–Mt. Gilead Road: Todd Bishop
Area 8–Bynum Ridge, Pokeberry Creek: (?)
Area 9–Haw River from Bynum to US 64: Mark Kosiewski, Jim Capel, Tommy Richey
Area 10–West of Haw River, North of US 64: Bo Howes, Joe Donahue, Wes Wallace, Ron Mclear
Area 11–Olive Chapel Area: (?)
Area 12–Tody Goodwin Road: Peggy O’Neil-Ross
Area 13–Barker Road, Beaver Creek area to Old US 1: Carl Chelette, Carol Chelette, Gloria Jahnke, Emma Wright
Area 14–Shearon Harris: Sam Flake, Fuz Sanderson
Area 15–Seaforth: Loren Hintz, Margaret Vimmerstedt
Area 16–Poplar Point: Steve McMurray, Leah Farr
Area 17–Ebenezer and Poplar Point Settling Ponds: Eddie Owens, Tracy Feldman
Area 18–Bonsal Road, south side of Little Beaver Creek: Perry Haaland, Pam Timmons
Area 19–Pea Ridge Rd to New Hope Overlook: Josh Southern, Sterling Southern
Area 20–Jordan Dam–East: Patsy Bailey, Gene Kingsley
Area 21–Deep River to Merry Oaks: Vern Bothwell, Norm Budnitz
Area 22–Christian Chapel Church Road, area south of old Rt. 1: (?)
Area 23–Vista Point: Brian Bockhahn
Area 25–Hank’s Chapel Rd and Gum Springs Rd: Tom Driscoll, Elizabeth Keating, Colin Maxwell, Don Pelly
Area 26–Pittsboro to Jordan Dam–West: Chris Canfield, Kate Finlayson
Area 27–South of Old US 1, Cape Fear Area, Haywood: Mark Owens, Andy Upshaw, Rouse Wilson, Joe Zellers

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