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Cape May Bird Observatory

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707 E Lake Dr, Cape May Point, NJ 08212-3059
+1 609-884-2736
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This is sad to say, but I actually live one block away and haven’t been there...I finally admit it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lighthouse725
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Cape May Point, New Jersey
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People come for all of the world to bird-watch here. You will always find a dedicated group of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tina P
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Nutley, New Jersey
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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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707 E Lake Dr, Cape May Point, NJ 08212-3059
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+1 609-884-2736
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is sad to say, but I actually live one block away and haven’t been there...I finally admit it. And sad for me it was a terrific place to go! So much to do and learn. And all about things I need to know. Now...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

People come for all of the world to bird-watch here. You will always find a dedicated group of people (accredited, sightseers, locals) looking for that bald eagle or osprey. We in New Jersey are very lucky to have it. Well maintained, beautiful.

Thank Tina P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Free parking,helpful employees available during in season migrations to point out and explain what you may see in the sky above. Viewing Deck with ample seating and handicapped accessible too.

Thank Kathy R
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

This was our first time in US. We are both keen birders and chose Cape May for the spring migration. This was the place where we started our birding holiday. The staff we so helpful, providing us with up to date information plus lots of...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

A place of beauty, extraordinary bird watching, great teaching about birds, wonderful resources. A global treasure.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Have been a member of the bird observatory off and on for a few years, but this was my first visit. I needed binoculars and to renew my membership. They have a large variety of binoculars and Scopes and you can take them to the...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Great Place for all things birds, including gear, walks, birding classes, some general outdoor gear. People very knowledgeable - great to help you find birding places, find out about organized birding activities - something every day, birding festivals. Great selection for books on birding, wildlife,...More

Thank macska2016
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Staff is helpful with questions about birding. Helped identify a bird I had photographed on the site just behind their headquarters. Also helpful with locations around Cape May to locate birds. The center itself has a huge selection of books.

Thank P F B
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

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

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Reviewed 5 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
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