Cape May County Department of Tourism
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Great Birding Opportunities

It's no wonder birdwatchers flock to the Jersey Cape in the spring and fall to witness our massive bird migrations; after all, Cape May County is considered one of the top ten birding "hot spots" in North America.

Every spring an estimated one million migrating shorebirds stop to feed on horseshoe crab eggs along the beaches of the Delaware Bay.  This phenomenon alone attracts birders from all over the world.

August through October is by far the best time to see the greatest diversity of birds, while raptors, songbirds and shorebirds are found in the spring.  More than 400 species have been sighted in Cape May County. 

Come to the Jersey Cape; we are sure you will add a few species to your birding check list.

Birding Hotline 1-609-898-BIRD (2473)

Cape May Bird Observatory, Northwood Center
701 East Lake Drive, P.O. Box 3
Cape May Point, NJ  08212

Nature Center of Cape May
1600 Delaware Ave.
Cape May, NJ  08204


Cape May Bird Observatory
Center for Research and Education

600 Route 47 North
Cape May Court House, NJ  0821

Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary
A 21-acre remnant of a barrier island forest.
A Registered Natural Landmark,
viewing area and walking path at
114th Street & 3rd Ave, Stone Harbor.


Villas Wildlife Refuge
7 Shawmount Avenue
Villas, NJ  08251

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