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Cape May Bird Observatory

#3 of 3 things to do in Cape May Point Features Animals
707 E Lake Dr, Cape May Point, NJ 08212-3059
+1 609-884-2736
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Lots of birds

Went here in August on a day trip leaving Wildwood on our way back home. Enjoyed Cape May. It's a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
kingston, ny
Love it there!

Great place to stroll and observe birds. We have seen many Swans there and babies as well. Osprey... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Butler, Pennsylvania
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Founded in 1975 by the New Jersey Audubon Society, the Observatory takes visitors on birdwatching trips to view more than 400 species of birds during fall migration.
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:30
707 E Lake Dr, Cape May Point, NJ 08212-3059
+1 609-884-2736
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went here in August on a day trip leaving Wildwood on our way back home. Enjoyed Cape May. It's a quaint little town, went to the bird observatory as my girlfriend is really into watching birds. Got to see a lot of birds, even a...More

Thank worldtraveller715
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Great place to stroll and observe birds. We have seen many Swans there and babies as well. Osprey fly overhead. Spring is better when ponds are full of water. Nice trails and option to walk out on the beach. I like the overlook. Would maybe...More

Thank Janet11112222
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Attended an excellent guided walk at the Lighthouse/state park. They had loaner optics. Saw >20 species in an hour or so. WHen we got home I joined up, plan to come back for hawk watching and other guided events.

Thank William K
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I own a home that we rent about a block from the bird observatory. A few years ago, we got an inquiry for a fall rental from England. We worked it out and a man and woman showed up in October. He...More

Thank Lighthouse725
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Cape May is one of the most famous flyways, not only in the US, but in the world, especially during migration, When you talk about migrating American birds, you talk about Cape May. This rather small building that houses the CMB Observatory is chock full...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Fantastic place for bird watching including nature centers, guided foot tours and pontoon boat tours. My husband & I went on a 2 hour guided bird walk tour where we saw many bird species, plant species, and various animals. The pontoon bird-watching boat tour was...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Our first visit to Observatory on way to our yearly visit Cape May State Park. Stop in and talk to experts. Pick up a Cape May Bird & Butterfly Map. They offer different workshops and events. A highlight was a stop a little further down...More

Thank DJMAN5
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

My sisters and I went into the observatory to look for tee shirts. We ended up staying over and hour shopping and talking to the staff. We had questions about owls and some birds we had seen and heard ,which a staff member very willingly...More

Thank 110vivian
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise. Off the main road is a little turn in run by the Nature Conservancy. Easy, walkable path with a map of trails. Go as close or as far as you like. We saw ducks, geese, osprey, butterflies, dragonflies, and a...More

1  Thank Liz M
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a gorgeous hidden gem. You wouldn't expect it to be there, but when you enter it's a wonderful world of beautiful scenery and birds. The secluded beach is an extra treat.

1  Thank JennC_Brooklyn
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