Jordan Lake Spring Bird Count

Eastern Kingbird Eastern Kingbird -Photo by Norm Budnitz

Our count this year was on May 7, 2017.

New Hope Audubon sponsors the Jordan Lake Spring Bird Count each year 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. For a close-up look at last year’s results, the compiler’s notes, and a summary of our cumulative data since 1977, see the ‘Historical Information’ section below.

If you are interested in participating in the future, please contact Norm Budnitz, our count organizer and compiler (by email: or at 919-383-0553). All participants must sign up with Norm.

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. 2017 coverage assignments are listed below.
**Updated May 6, 2017.**

Area 1–Farrington area: Richard Brown, Patrick Coin
Area 2–Sexton Rd, E. Stone Rd, west of Horton’s Pond Rd (W of pond): Barbara Coffman, Beth Mancuso, Kyle Mills
Area 3–Horton’s Pond E to 751, S to US 64, Crosswinds Marina, White Oak Creek: Kerry MacPherson, Trish MacPherson, Rick Payne
Area 3a–White Oak Creek: Ginger Travis, Marty McClelland
Area 4–Big Woods Road: Jennifer Maher, Roger Shaw
Area 5–Parker’s Creek: Loren Hintz, Margaret Vimmerstedt
Area 6–Fearrington Village: Frank McKeever, Beverly Scalise
Area 7–Mt. Gilead Road: Elizabeth Bishop, Todd Bishop, Susan Lyons, Chris Tomazic
Area 8–Bynum Ridge, Pokeberry Creek: not covered
Area 9–Haw River from Bynum to US 64: Tommy Richey
Area 10–West of Haw River, North of US 64: Bo Howes, Joe Donahue
Area 11–Olive Chapel Area: Terry Korab
Area 12–Tody Goodwin Road: Carl Chelette, Carol Chelette
Area 13–Barker Road, Beaver Creek area to Old US 1: Barbara Beaman, Russell Herman
Area 14–Will Cook
Area 15–Seaforth: not covered
Area 16–Poplar Point: Loren Hintz, Margaret Vimmerstedt
Area 17–Ebenezer and Poplar Point Settling Ponds: Tom Krakauer, Eddie Owens
Area 18–Bonsal Roasd, south side of Little Beaver Creek: Carl Chelette, Carol Chelette
Area 19–Pea Ridge Rd to New Hope Overlook: Doug Pratt, 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: not covered
Area 23–Vista Point: Brian Bockhahn
Area 24–Wilderness Island: Perry Haaland, Pam Timmons
Area 25–Hank’s Chapel Rd and Gum Springs Rd: Tom Driscoll, Mike Ryan
Area 26–Pittsboro to Jordan Dam–West: Chris Canfield
Area 27–South of Old US 1, Cape Fear Area, Haywood: Mark Owens, Andy Upshaw, Rouse Wilson, Joe Zellers

Historical Information:

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