Overview

At New Jersey Audubon we keep our finger on the pulse of migration through our long-term migration watches, coordinated by our Cape May Bird Observatory. These watch sites are places you can visit to actively see bird migrating during the spring and fall.  Our watches are staffed with NJ Audubon counters that log each and every bird they spot migrating through in real-time, and seasonal naturalist interns there to help explain the phenomena of migration as well as to help get you on and identify the birds! The daily counts can also be viewed online via our website.

We hope you enjoy your visit and please feel free to ask our naturalist interns your pressing questions.

Birding Selections

Guided Bird Walks

All Bird Walks

Explore the many guided walks NJ Audubon offers across New Jersey.  Our walks are led by teacher and/or associate naturists or expert birding staff.  They range from family walks to experienced birding.  Prices range from free to fee based and occur at known biding spots around New Jersey

Sun 13

ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK

October 13 @ 8:45 am - 2:00 pm
Sun 13

Griggstown Fall Foliage and Birdwalk

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Thu 17

Grover Cleveland Park Birding Field Trip

October 17 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Thu 17

Hawk Rise Looking for Late Fall Migrants Walk

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Fri 18

Walks With ‘All Things Birds’

Join ‘All Things Birds’ for weekly expert guided bird and nature walks in places like Sandy Hook, Sparta Mountain, Delaware Water Gap, Forsythe and many more.

Walks are open to the public with discounts for NJ Audubon members

Please call 609-427-3052 for questions or to register

Sun 13

ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK

October 13 @ 8:45 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 18

HALF-DAY FRIDAYS AT SANDY HOOK

October 18 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Sat 19

SANDY HOOK

October 19 @ 8:45 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 25

HALF-DAY FRIDAYS AT SANDY HOOK

October 25 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Sat 26

SANDY HOOK

October 26 @ 8:45 am - 2:00 pm

Workshops

All Workshops

NJ Audubon’s workshops offer you a chance to experience the natural wonders of New Jersey alongside our expert guides and Associate Naturalists. Learn from the best experts that birding has to offer.  Our Workshops vary from birding to native plants to stewardship.   They range from single day events (two – six hours in length), to multiple days, that target famous local hotspots and are timed to capture the diversity and abundance during the breeding, migratory, and winter seasons. Sign up today and remember NJ Audubon members get registration discounts.

Sun 13

Seabird ID Mini-Workshop

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu 17

Cape May Fall Festival

October 17 - October 20
Sun 20

Fall Foliage and Tree ID

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon 21

Cape May with Everything on it

October 21 @ 7:30 am - October 23 @ 4:00 pm
Fri 25

Hawk ID Mini-Workshop

October 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Cape May School of Birding Workshops

Located in Cape May these workshops are a fun and attentive way to visit one of the best birding and natural history places on the planet. From our cadre of in-depth birding excursions to a celebration of butterflies, dragonflies, and all things wild, you’re sure to find an offering that catches your eye. All of our workshops are led by experts in their field: world-class birders and naturalists that have often written the guides we all rely on. Our intimate approach to enjoyment and teaching will provide the opportunity and information you need to grow in understanding and appreciation – the leader-to-participant ratio is 12:1 or better.

While the majority of time is spent in the field watching birds and nature, some of the workshops will incorporate an indoor session – a chance to demonstrate and discuss identification, techniques, conservation, and ecology. Along the way, you’ll meet like-minded people and are sure to form lasting memories and friendships. From beginner to advanced, all are welcome! All the while, your registration fees are helping support the mission of New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory.

There are no upcoming events at this time.