Coordinates: N Latitude: 36° 7' 44.04" / Longitude: W -81° 13' 27.4794"
W. Kerr-Scott Reservoir is a 1,475-acre artificial lake created by a dam on the Yadkin River and managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. This lake has 56 miles of shoreline and something for everyone who loves the outdoors, not limited to campgrounds, fishing, boating, a nature center, playgrounds, hiking trails, swimming, a marina, and picnic areas to name a few of its amenities. A birding trip here should start at the Visitor Assistance Center, where you can get more information on the many parks surrounding the reservoir and find out about restricted hunting areas.
With such a large expanse of water and six wildlife management areas, you are sure to see some great birds here such as Wild Turkey, Woodpeckers, Carolina Chickadees, Red-eyed Vireo, Ovenbirds, Mallards and Wood Ducks.
A checklist of birds seen at W. Kerr Scott Reservoir is available for print.