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Cape May Bird Observatory - Northwood Center

701 East Lake Drive

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.


Nanlika Sunny

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
Photographer, bird watch, enter from lighthouse cape may easy access. Late morning watching HAWK flights

Catherine Ambos

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Extremely helpful in fitting my admittedly low-end spotting scope with a phonescope adapter. Always knowledgeable and what to help everyone from the novice to expert birder.

kevin biehl

Saturday, Sep. 16, 2017
For birding, best place around, bar none

Valerie Carr

Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2017

Sandy Dunn

Thursday, June 22, 2017

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