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
Open year round; hours vary seasonally

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

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