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.

Aqua Trails

Kayak and paddleboard nature tours, rentals, and sales.

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Bayshore Center at Bivalve – The AJ Meerwald

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 Park and Zoo

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

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Cape Sea Excursions

Cape Sea Excursions is the home of the Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center, Starlight Fleet and Cape Star fishing excursions, and Dark Star Pirate Cruise.

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Liberty Charters

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

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Nature Center of Cape May

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.

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Salt Marsh Safari on the Skimmer

Back Bay Birding and Wildlife Boat Tours from Cape May / Wildwood & Stone Harbor, NJ

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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!

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Wetlands Institute

We provide a fun and interactive educational experience for families, school groups and vacationers of all ages through nature exploration and discovery.

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