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Aug012012

Mayo Park

Description

More than 6 miles of land and paddle trails traverse Mayo Park, including nine distinctly named trails, all marked and color-coded with signs. The park observation decks, docks, and trails all provide nice opportunities throughout the year to watch for a variety of bird life. In spring and summer, watch and listen for Summer Tanager, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Great Crested Flycatcher and a variety of warbler species. Winter brings an array of birds to the lake, including Common Loon, Horned Grebe, Northern Pintail, Gadwall and Ruddy Duck. A paddle trail also leaves from the park, giving visitors an opportunity to explore the sights and sounds of Mayo Lake. Program information and trail maps can be picked up from the ranger station/visitor center.

Species of Interest (Full Bird List)

Louisiana Waterthrush, Kentucky Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Summer Tanager, Indigo Bunting, wintering waterfowl

Habitat

oak forest & mixed hardwoods/pine, lake

Access and Parking

The park is open daily during daylight hours.

Directions

From Roxboro, travel 8 miles north on NC 49. Turn left on Neal's Store Road. Continue for 2 miles and watch for the Mayo Park entrance gate on the left.

Google Directions

Delorme Gazetteer Page

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Bird List

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