The Best Birding Destination in Cape May, NJ

The Best Birding Destination in Cape May, NJ

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Cape May Bird Observatory in New JerseyCape May, New Jersey -  Cape May Bird Observatory is known as one of North America's best birding destinations, especially for the autumn migration. When more than 200 bird species can be seen in a single day, and more than 400 species of birds have been spotted in the Cape May area during the migration.

The Cape May Bird Observatory in New Jersey

Since 1976 The Northwood Center overlooking The Cape May Bird Observatory and Lily Lake has been the perfect one-stop shop for nature lovers.

Cape May is also the perfect spot to spot shorebirds. Around 1.5 million shorebirds gather along the beaches of Delaware Bay each spring, including gannets, cormorants, loons, and sea ducks, all of which migrate within sight of land.

The Cape May Bird Observatory is also a natural resource center for bird, butterfly, and dragonfly watching New Jersey activities. Here visitors can find information about travel, lodging, and bird and butterfly watching.

At the Observatory's gift shop, birdwatchers can stock up on binoculars and spotting scopes. They can also pick up field guides and books about nature for adults and children alike.

The New Jersey's Cape May Bird Observatory is a magnet for American birdwatchers from all over the country and even features the Cape May Birding Hotline, a 24-hour bird alert covering bird sightings in South Jersey.

The Observatory is also popular for its workshops, regularly scheduled walks, nature weekends, and a host of seasonally calibrated programs, field trips, and special events throughout the year.

So next time you are in Cape May, stop in at the Observatory and spend some time birding. And, make sure to visit Sunset Beach and Cape May's Concrete Ship The Atlantus, and even search from your own Cape May Diamonds.

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