Birding & Wildlife in Cape May

Did you know that Cape May has been a destination point for birds (and bird observers) for over two centuries? Well, we're sure the birds have been in on the secret for longer but bird observers - among them John Audubon, who set out to paint and describe all the birds of North America – have found Cape May, West Cape May, and Cape May Point to be a migratory Mecca for our fine feathered friends. Cape May County has a tremendous variety of habitats for migrating birds: salt marshes, swamp or wet woods, fresh water marshes and ponds, pine forest, saltwater, grasslands and open fields.

See also: Cape May County Zoo

Aqua Trails

Aqua Trails
1600 Delaware Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 884-5600

Bayshore Discovery Project

Bayshore Discovery Project
2800 High St., Bivalve
Port Norris, NJ 08349
(856) 785-2060

Cape May Bird Observatory

Northwood Center
701 East Lake Drive
Cape May Point, NJ 08212
609-884-2736
Open year round; hours vary seasonally

Center for Research and Education
600 Route 47 North
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
609-861-0700
Store closed June through February Trails open year round

Liberty Charters - Cape May NJ Dolphin Watching

Liberty Charters
Two Mile Landing, Dock Road
Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
(609) 408-6723

Liberty Charters is a family oriented operation providing private charters for up to six passengers. Children are welcome. Captain Herk Wetherill grew up in Cape May and knows both the waters and the history of the greater area. If it's dolphins you want, a history tour, or a peaceful sunset cruise, we can give you the goods. Be sure to bring food and drink.

Nature Center of Cape May

Nature Center of Cape May
1600 Delaware Ave.
(609) 898-8848

Tiny Cruise Line

Tiny Cruise Line
South Jersey Marina
1231 New Jersey 109
Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 602-1118

Wetlands Institute

The Wetlands Institute
1075 Stone Harbor Blvd.
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247-1424
(609) 368-1211