What to do in Cape May

Birding and Wildlife

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.

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    Aqua Trails

    Kayak and paddleboard nature tours, rentals, and sales.

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    Bayshore Center at Bivalve

    An educational institute, with programs on the schooner, at the Bivalve campus and in the community.

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    Cape May Bird Observatory

    Open year round; hours vary seasonally

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    Cape May County Zoo

    A free county park and zoo located just a few miles up the Garden State Parkway

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    Liberty Charters

    Liberty Charters is a family oriented operation providing private charters for up to six passengers.


    Nature Center of Cape May

    1600 Delaware Ave. (609) 898-8848 The Nature Center of Cape May was founded in 1992, with the twin goals of creating a responsible stewardship program for open space surrounding Cape May Harbor and providing environmental education for people of all ages. The Center’s focus on “hands-on” activities reflects a philosophy of personal responsibility for […]

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    Tiny Cruise Line

    Enjoy a relaxing cruise through the harbor to see our marinas, the US Coast Guard base, waterfront homes, wildlife, and more!

  8. Wetlands Institute

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