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

Wetlands Wildlife Safari

Birding By Boat - Wetlands Safari
1218 Wilson Drive
Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 898-3500

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

Miss Chris Kayak - Cape May Kayak Rentals - Cape May Kayak Tours

Miss Chris Kayak Rentals and Tours
1212 Wilson Drive
Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 884-3351

Nature Center of Cape May

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

Tiny Cruise Line - Cape May Harbor Tours

A Tiny Cruise Line
South Jersey Marina
1231 Route 109, Cape May
(609) 602-1118

Wetlands Institute

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