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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.

  1. Aqua Trails

    Kayak and paddleboard nature tours, rentals, and sales.

  2. Bayshore Center at Bivalve

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

  3. Cape May Bird Observatory

    Open year round; hours vary seasonally

  4. Cape May County Zoo

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

  5. Liberty Charters

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

  6. Nature Center of Cape May

    1600 Delaware Ave. (609) 898-8848 njaudubon.org/Centers/NCCM/ 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 […]

  7. 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 wetlandsinstitute.org