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Cape May Bird Observatory - Center for Research and Education


Founded in 1976 by New Jersey Audubon*, the Cape May Bird Observatory is a leader in research, environmental education, bird conservation, and recreational birding activities.

Our mission is to understand and instill appreciation for the needs of resident and migrating birds so that human ambitions do not undermine them.  Funded almost entirely by the support of an international membership, two facilities serve our members' needs and interests.

There are few places in North America which have been birded longer or have more birding advocates than Cape May, New Jersey, one of the planet's most celebrated migratory junctions.  An array of habitat types and a wealth of protected natural areas make Cape May and the entire Delaware Bayshore a bird spot for all seasons.  Wind and geography conspire to direct millions of migrating hawks, seabirds, shorebirds, songbirds, butterflies, and dragonflies here every autumn.


diana burson

Saturday, July 14, 2018
Knowledgeable staff with shop for birding books and extensive binoculars and scopes.

Barb B

Friday, May 25, 2018
Great place to learn about nature and birding in the area.

Joseph Schell

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Beautiful spot, nice books and decent feeder birding spot.

Ashley Conlow

Saturday, April 29, 2017
I went here for a class feild trip when I was in elementary school and it is so beautiful. I love looking at the birds and amazing scenery.

sherrie sutton

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
Closed for a long time.

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