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Aug012012

Bur-Mil Park

Description

Bur-Mil Park, situated just south of Lake Brandt, offers a variety of recreational opportunities. For the best birding opportunities, take Bur-Mil Club Road past the pool, playground, golf course and club house to the parking area at the end of the road. Visit the Frank A. Sharpe, Jr. Wildlife Education Center. Walk toward the fishing pier to access the Owls Roost Trail, which follows the lakeshore before looping back towards the golf shop and driving range. Another trail leaves from behind the wildlife center and splits in two directions - toward Lake Brandt to the north, or to Fishing Pond No. 2 to the south. Eastern Bluebird nest boxes dot the back field beyond the clubhouse. During the winter months, scan Lake Brandt for wintering waterfowl. In spring and fall, walk the trails in search of migrating songbirds.

Species of Interest (Full Bird List)

Bald Eagle, Indigo Bunting, Eastern Kingbird, Brown-headed Nuthatch, wintering waterfowl

Habitat

oak forest & mixed hardwoods/pine, early successional, lake

Access and Parking

Parking is available at various spots along the 0.6-mile park road. The park is open daily from 8am to sunset.

Directions

From I-40, exit on Guilford College-Jamestown Road (Exit 213). Turn right on Guilford College Road and go north 2 miles, crossing Market Street and Friendly Avenue. Crossing Friendly Avenue, College Road becomes New Garden Road. Continue north past Guilford College campus and turn right on New Garden Road. Go east 3 miles and turn left (north) on Battleground Avenue (US 220). Travel for 2.4 miles and turn right on Owls Roost Road. Turn left into Bur-Mil Park on Bur-Mil Club Road.

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