Exceptional Cape May Bird Watching
Our Cape May bed and breakfast offers accommodations near some of the best birding in North America!
Cape May bird watching (or “birding”) is an inexpensive educational activity where people watch and learn about birds, their migration patterns, feeding preference, behaviors, their sounds and more. People may watch birds with binoculars, take pictures, video or simply watch with the naked eye. Birding is something that is great for people of all ages and skill level. It can be a challenging rigorous outing or it can be leisurely and relaxing, which makes this a very popular activity.
The bird migration through Cape May, New Jersey occurs year round though the hot times are in the spring and fall. You will find some of the best birding locations in North America, which is no surprise since it is said that around one-million sea birds pass through each year. The diverse area offers nesting for over 140 different bird species which makes for the best Cape May bird watching.
SPECIES IN AND AROUND CAPE MAY: (according to the Bird House of Cape May)
- Laughing Gulls
- Scarlet Tangers
- Prothonotary Warblers
- Yellow Warblers
- Yellow-breasted Chats
- Peregrine Falcon
- Bald Eagle
- Red Tailed Hawk
May 9th, 2009 - The World Series of Birding hosted by New Jersey Audubon
May 15-17th 2009 - Cape May Spring Weekend hosted by the New Jersey Audubon Society
October 24-26, 2009 - Cape May Autumn Weekend hosted by the New Jersey Audubon Society
September 26- Oct 12, 2009 - Hawk Watch 90% of any season's Peregrines will pass through
"If birds are good judges of excellent climate, Cape May has the finest climate in the United States, for it has the greatest variety of birds." -Alexander Wilson (Father of American Ornithology)
Contact us for more information about planning your Cape May bird watching trip.