Did you know that Cape May has been a destination point for birds (and birdwatchers) 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 haven 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.
If you’re interested in native plants and NJ wildlife habitat, Cape May is home to several botanical gardens that offer tours and walking trails.
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