Founded in 1976 by New Jersey Audubon, the Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO) is a leader in research, environmental education, bird conservation, and recreational birding activities.

CMBO fulfills New Jersey Audubon’s twofold mission of connect people to nature and steward the nature of today for the people of tomorrow in several special ways.

First, embedded in the DNA of CMBO, is our charge of keeping our finger on the pulse of migration. We do this through annual counts and censuses of wlidlife, starting with the Cape May Hawkwatch in 1976, and including the Monarch Monitoring Project (est. 1990), the Avalon Seawatch (est. 1993) and the Morning Flight Songbird Count (est. 2003), and a host of other conservation-driven studies.

Second, we are training the conservation leaders of tomorrow, today, through our seasonal internships, George Myers Naturalist position, and year-round Associate Naturalist programs. Previous interns have gone on to run non-profit organizations, become community leaders in environmental justice, and to carry the torch of spreading the conservation ethic to future generations.

Finally, because we are located a tank of gas from 60 million people, we throw a great party to raise awareness for wildlife and wildlife habitat conservation! Our flagship festivals, the Cape May Fall Festival and Cape May Spring Festival, bring thousands of visitors to Cape May each year to celebrate the magic of migration at one of the greatest migration hotspots on earth! Each May our World Series of Birding engages over 300 participants from all over the world and raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for bird conservation, while highlighting the amazing diversity of birds across the Garden State.

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 birding destination for all seasons. Wind and geography conspire to direct millions of migrating hawks, seabirds, shorebirds, songbirds, butterflies, and dragonflies here every autumn.

Hours

Northwood Location
April – October
DAILY 9:30am – 4:30pm
Closed for holidays

November – March
Closed on Tuesdays


Center for Research and Education Location
June – March
Center is Closed
Self-guided trails open M-F 9am to 5pm

April – May
TUESDAY – SATURDAY 9:30am to 4:30pm
Closed for holidays

Training the Conservation Leaders of Tomorrow

  • GM Naturalist
  • Seasonal Naturalists
  • Associate Naturalists and Field Trip Leaders

Keeping our finger on the pulse of Migration

  • Phenomenon of migration – spring and fall
  • Migration counts
  • Migration counter positions

Center upcoming events

Tue 17

Birds Before Beach

July 17 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Wed 18

Cape May’s Wild Side Trolley Tour

July 18 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Wed 18

Sunset Birding at the Meadows

July 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Things To Do

  • School of Birding
  • Special Field Trips
  • Weekly Walks
  • Fall and Spring Festivals
  • World Series of Birding

More To Do

Special Programs

Cape May School of Birding

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.


Details and descriptions of all our preregistration programs are available on the registration site (Special Field Trips in brown and School of Birding Workshops in blue).  All special field trips require advance registration, and the number of participants is limited to ensure the best experience. Upon completion of registration, you will receive a confirmation email that also contains attached details and directions – please look all the materials over and retain for your records. Sign up early to secure your spot!

NEW JERSEY AUDUBON AND CAPE MAY BIRD OBSERVATORY MEMBERS RECEIVE A 25% DISCOUNT ON ALL SPECIAL FIELD TRIPS AND WORKSHOPS – please make sure to indicate you are a current member at registration checkout. Not a member – join now at FeatherEdge Optics, by contacting the Program Registrar at 609-400-3864 , or in person at the nearest NJA center.

Cape May Bird Observatory Weekly Walks

CMBO’s Weekly Walks are regularly scheduled programs and activities, led by our stellar Associate Naturalists and professional staff, that take place at all the best birding and natural history locations around Cape May. These walks change throughout the year, focusing on the best of each season, whether that is breeding hotspots, winter visitors, or the spectacle of migration. Normally two or three hours in duration, these walks are sure to fit nature into your busy schedule. All experience levels are welcome, and those marked E-Z Birding and A Bird Walk for All People are especially geared for beginners or a relaxed pace. A full schedule of Weekly Walks is published seasonally in The Kestrel Express, along with our Special Field Trips, School of Birding Workshops, Festivals, and other events.

NO PREREGISTRATION is necessary for our weekly walks – just show before the designated start time. Children age 15 and younger are free. Although children accompanied by parents are always welcome, walks that are especially Family-friendly are noted. New Jersey Audubon and Cape May Bird Observatory members receive a discount on weekly walks, as indicated in the individual walk descriptions. Not a member? Join now at FeatherEdge Optics, by contacting the Program Registrar at 609-400-3864 , or in person at the nearest NJA center.

These walks meet at locations highlighted on the CMBO Bird and Butterfly Map of Cape May County. Bring binoculars (loaners often available if you don’t have any), field guides, bug repellent, sunscreen, and drinking water. Dress for prevailing weather and protection from sun, heat, cold, wind, rain, and insects according to season. Most of our weekly walks involve walking a mile or more on varied terrain, such as asphalt, boardwalk, gravel, beach, and dirt (sometimes muddy) paths.

For more accessibility for those with limited mobility, contact the Northwood Center at 609-400-3868 .

Note: Programs may be cancelled due to difficult/unsafe weather conditions.

Special Field Trips

Cape May Bird Observatory’s Special Field Trips offer you a chance to experience the natural wonders of the Cape May area alongside our Associate Naturalists. These outings take our weekly walks a step further, with extended opportunities for viewing birds and other wildlife. They are single day events (two – six hours in length) that target famous local hotspots and are timed to capture diversity and abundance during the breeding, migratory, and winter seasons. Join us on one of these exciting excursions!


Details and descriptions of all our preregistration programs are available on the registration site (Special Field Trips in brown and School of Birding Workshops in blue).  All special field trips require advance registration, and the number of participants is limited to ensure the best experience. Upon completion of registration, you will receive a confirmation email that also contains attached details and directions – please look all the materials over and retain for your records. Sign up early to secure your spot!

NEW JERSEY AUDUBON AND CAPE MAY BIRD OBSERVATORY MEMBERS RECEIVE A 25% DISCOUNT ON ALL SPECIAL FIELD TRIPS AND WORKSHOPS – please make sure to indicate you are a current member at registration checkout. Not a member – join now at FeatherEdge Optics, by contacting the Program Registrar at 609-400-3864 , or in person at the nearest NJA center.

Places to Eat, Shop & Play

This guide to the Business Members of New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory and Nature Center of Cape May can help you plan your stay or visit. The businesses who support our organization help ensure that the natural treasures you enjoy here, remain. Whether you are familiar visitors, a first-timer, a resident, or business-owner, it is important to let these businesses know that we appreciate their support. Many of these businesses offer discounts to current New Jersey Audubon / Cape May Bird Observatory members.

This listing is offered as a service and includes lodging, restaurants, shops, tours, and activities for varying tastes and budgets. Please contact the businesses directly for rates, reservations, and discount policies. All listings, including discount policies, are subject to change at the discretion of the business.

Interested in having your listing on our website or in being featured at our Cape May locations?

Become a Cape May Bird Observatory and Nature Center Of Cape May Business Member: Email Deborah Shaw at deb.shaw@njaudubon.org or call 609-400-3836 for an application

AVONDALE BY THE SEA

609 Beach Avenue
P O Box 2382
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:609.884.2332 or Toll Free 800.676.7030
E-Mail:avondalebythesea@gmail.com
Web Site:http://www.avondalebythesea.com
Open:Mid April to November
Discount:Ask about our birder discounts.
Internet:Yes
Beachfront accommodations with spectacular views in the heart of the historic district. Warm hospitality, attentive service, and immaculate accommodations. Continental breakfast. Free WIFI.

 

BLUE FISH INN

601 Madison Aveune
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:609-884-4838
Fax:609-898-1169
E-Mail:info@bluefishinn.com
Open:Year Round
Discount:10% off CMBO/NJ Audubon active members
Internet:Yes
Dogs Welcome:Yes
The Blue Fish Inn is proud to be affiliated with the Cape May Bird Observatory and NJ Audubon. We welcome all birding and fishing enthusiasts. We offer 12 ground level units, 4 pet friendly rooms, full kitchen units, and two-room suites all in a quaint, quiet setting.

 

CAPE HARBOR MOTOR INN

715 Pittsburgh Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:609.884.0018 (Front Desk – ext. 0)
Web Site:http://www.capeharbormotorinn.com
Open:Mid-April through end of October
Internet:Yes
Enjoy birding from the upper deck overlooking preserved Sewell Point. Modern, family run motel with outdoor pool, A/C, CATV, phone, refrigerator in all rooms. Fully equipped efficiency suites. Centrally located to beach, harbor, and center of town. A favorite spot for birding tours and groups.

 

CAPRI MOTOR LODGE

1033 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:609-884-4727
E-Mail:capri503@comcast.net
Web Site:http://www.caprimotorlodge.com
Open:May – mid-October
Discount:10% discount to CMBO/NJA members with current membership card
Internet:Yes
The Capri is a family owned motel that prides itself on true seaside accommodations. We offer one room efficiencies, suites and townhouses. We have a pool, ping-pong, shuffle board, BBQ grills, daily maid service and free Wifi. We are located just across the street from Cape May’s beautiful beaches. It is just a short walk to the boardwalk and mall area. In season there is a free trolley.

 

GRAND HOTEL

1045 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:609.884.5611 or Toll Free 800.257.8550
Fax:609.884.4344
E-Mail:info@grandhotelcapemay.com
Web Site:http://www.grandcapemay.com
Open:Year Round
Discount:25% off regular rates for Sunday-Thursday; no minimum stay. Excludes weekends and summer season. May not be combined with any other offers or packages.
Internet:Yes
Handicap Accessible:Yes
Cape May’s largest oceanfront resort with guestrooms, efficiencies, suites, townhouses and banquet facilities. Large groups welcome. Outdoor pool, indoor pool with whirlpool. Hemingway’s Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner; full service bar.

 

HOTEL ALCOTT & LAVERANDAH RESTAURANT

107-113 Grant Street
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:609-884-5868
Fax:609-884-8871
E-Mail:info@hotelalcott.com
Web Site:http://www.hotelalcott.com
Open:Open Weekends in Mid-March to October
Discount:5% off purchase to CMBO/NJA members-except holidays and peak season
Internet:Yes
The Hotel Alcott is a masterfully restored Italianate-bracketed villa located steps from the ocean and Cape May’s award winning beach. Surrounded by the antiques and ambiance of a time-gone-by, but offering all the amenities of a full-service, modern hotel, old meets new on a majestic scale.

 

HYLAND MOTOR INN

38 East Mechanic Street
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Phone:609.465.7305
Fax:609.465.8776
E-Mail:reservations@hylandmotorinn.com
Web Site:http://www.hylandmotorinn.com
Open:Year Round
Discount:$10 discount to current CMBO/NJ Audubon members.
Internet:Yes
Conveniently located just off the Garden State Parkway minutes from Cape May and CMBO’s Goshen Center. Close to all the birding hotspots in Cape May and Cumberland County. Free WIFI, 2-room suites, efficiencies, CATV, phone, refrigerator, microwave, A/C, heat in all rooms. Large outdoor pool.

 

LOTUS INN

6900 Ocean Avenue
Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
Phone:609-522-6300 OR Toll Free 800-522-6306
Fax:609-522-5698
E-Mail:office@lotusinn.com
Web Site:http://www.lotusinn.com
Open:April 16 — October 26, 2015
Discount:Ask about our birder discounts, AAA and Military discounts.
Internet:Yes
Handicap Accessible:Yes
Beautifully appointed, oceanfront and oceanview motel rooms, suites and townhomes, AAA, cleanliness guaranteed, and smoke free. Free WIFI, continental breakfast in season, new pool with waterfall, free on-site parking, just minutes from Cape May Bird Observatory and prime birding spots, shopping, dining & area amenities for singles, couples, families, birding tours and groups at affordable prices. Special Offer: Be one of the first 50 reservations & receive a free pass to CMBO’s regularly scheduled bird walks.

 

MONTREAL BEACH RESORT

1025 Beach & Madison Avenues
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:Toll Free 800.525.7011
E-Mail:reservations@montrealbeachresort.com
Web Site:http://www.montrealbeachresort.com
Open:Mid April through December
Discount:10% off room rates to current CMBO members
Internet:Yes
Handicap Accessible:Yes
Open mid-April through December the Montreal Beach Resort is a resort for all seasons. Come and enjoy all the amenities of your Inn by the sea in historic Victorian Cape May – the birding capital of North America!

 

MT. VERNON MOTEL

300 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:609.884.4665
E-Mail:info@mtvernonmotel.com
Web Site:http://www.mtvernonmotel.com
Open:April thru October
Internet:Yes
Across from the ocean on the west end of town. Within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and birding hot spots. Motel rooms & efficiencies all with A/C, heat, CATV, mini-refrigerators. Swimming pool & free wireless.

 

SEA CREST INN

101 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: 609.884.4561
E-Mail: seacrestinncapemay@hotmail.com
Web Site: http://www.seacrestinn.com
Open: open early April to mid November
Discount: 10% off-season discount (Sunday-Thursday) to CMBO/NJ Audubon members. Restrictions apply.
Internet: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes

The closest oceanfront motel to the Cape May Bird Observatory. Easy walk to the Cape May Point State Park and lighthouse. Ocean view accommodations are immaculately maintained with completely updated kitchens and bathrooms. Amenities include heated pool/spa, elevator, off street parking, wonderful views of the ocean, lighthouse, and State Park. Give us a call 609-884-4561 or visit us on the web at www.seacrestinn.com

 

OCEAN CLUB HOTEL & SEA SALT RESTAURANT

1035 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:609.884.7000
E-Mail:info@oceanclubhotel.com
Web Site:http://www.oceanclubhotel.com
Open:open weekends in Mid-March to October
Discount:5% off purchase to current CMBO/NJA members – except holidays and peak season.
Internet:Yes
Cape May’s Ocean Club Hotel provides the perfect blend of breezy elegance and comfort. This boutique hotel boasts lush bedding, private balconies, custom furnishings and a tranquil atmosphere. Sip a cocktail poolside, relax on the spacious sun deck or bask in the sunshine on the beach.

 

WEST CAPE MOTEL

307 Sunset Blvd.
West Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:609.884.4280
E-Mail:info@westcapemotel.com
Web Site:http://www.westcapemotel.com
Open:April to November
Discount:5% off to CMBO/NJA members except holidays and peak season
Internet:Yes
The West Cape Motel is the closest motel to the Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge, Cape May Bird Observatory’s Northwood Center, the Cape May Point State Park and Sunset Beach attractions and located in the picturesque Victorian Cape May resort area. Birders are welcome! Be sure to bring your binoculars to watch rare birds soar across the sky. Call to book today!

BAYBERRY INN

223 Perry Street
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:609.884.9232 or Toll Free 877.923.9232
E-Mail:bayberryinnkeeper@comcast.net
Web Site:http://www.bayberryinncapemay.com
Open:Year Round
Discount:10% off to CMBO/NJAS members – midweek stays, September–June
Internet:Yes
Handicap Accessible:Yes
Birder friendly–full breakfast at 9 AM or ‘early birder’ breakfast to go. For your convenience: 24 hr. self-serve coffee, guest fridge, microwave, WIFI, on-site parking, and a great central location near Cape May Bird Observatory’s Northwood Center, birding hotspots, shopping, dining, and the beach. We know Cape May!

 

CARROLL VILLA HOTEL

19 Jackson Street
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:609.884.9619 or Toll Free 877.275.8452
Fax:609.884.0264
E-Mail:manager@carrollvilla.com
Web Site:http://www.carrollvilla.com
Open:Year Round
Discount:Sun-Thurs, Sept 21-May 14, 10% off lodging to current CMBO members
Recipient of the NJ Governor’s Diamond Award as a Cape May destination point. A national landmark hotel, circa 1882, we’ve gone green with energy-saving and environmentally friendly enhancements. With 21 individually decorated rooms, we are one of only five remaining original Victorian hotels. Nationally acclaimed, the adjoining Mad Batter Restaurant, is a must for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or cocktails with daily happy hour and live music.

 

THE QUEEN VICTORIA BED & BREAKFAST INN

102 Ocean Street
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:609.884.8702
E-Mail:reservations@queenvictoria.com
Web Site:http://www.queenvictoria.com
Open:Year Round
Discount:Ask about seasonal and weekday specials.
Internet:Yes
The Queen Victoria proudly supports CMBO. Thirty-two inviting rooms and suites all with private baths, many with whirlpool tubs, and some with fireplaces. Complimentary Early Bird breakfast included. Close to beaches, shopping, dining, and birding. Cape May’s #1 Inn (Trip Advisor), a Top Ten Most Romantic Inn (American Historic Inns), and member of Select Registry™ Distinguished Inns of North America.

CAPE MAY CONDO RENTALS

Four separate rentals in
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:Carl at 609-417-3211
Open:Year Round, weekly or weekends.
Discount:Off-season specials & other packages
Internet:Yes
Four beautiful units (1 to 3 bedrooms, sleeping 2 to 8) all in Cape May. Two oceanfront, others with water views, one overlooking Cape Island Creek. All the amenities of home (two units include a pool) – central A/C, heat, CATV/Blueray, wireless internet, and fully equipped kitchens. Available weekly in Summer or weekends all year ’round.

CHRIS CLEMANS SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

1159 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: 609.884.3332
E-Mail: capemay@chrisclemansSIR.com
Web Site: http://www.chrisclemansSIR.com
Open: Year Round
Internet: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Dogs Welcome: Yes

The agents at Chris Clemans Sotheby’s International Realty not only offer a wealth of real estate experience but a true love of the Jersey Shore. We are dedicated to professional service in the nation’s oldest seaside resort.

 

COASTLINE REALTY

941 Columbia Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: 609.884.5005
Fax: 609.884.4620
E-Mail: info@coastlinerealty.com
Web Site: http://www.coastlinerealty.com
Open: Mon-Sat: 9-5; Sunday: 11-3
Discount: Many of our private rentals offer discounts to members.
Internet: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Dogs Welcome: Yes

Full service and family owned real estate company. Whether you are looking for a place to stay during migration or looking to purchase, we have the home for you!

 

HOMESTEAD REAL ESTATE CO., INC.

502 Bank Street
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:609.884.1888
E-Mail:info@HomesteadRealEstate.net
Web Site:http://www.homesteadcapemayrentals.com
Open:Year Round
Internet:Yes
Handicap Accessible:Yes
Dogs Welcome:Yes
Specializing in vacation rentals and sales in the Cape May area. We offer drive-thru check-in/out, credit card acceptance, 24 hr. reservations, and a full-time rental team to accept your call.

BIG TIMBER LAKE RV RESORT & CAMPGROUND
116 Swainton-Goshen Road
P. O. Box 366
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Phone:609.465.4456 or Toll Free 800.542.2267
Fax:609-465-7468
Open:April 15 – October 18
Discount:10% discount to CMBO/NJA members
Internet:Yes
Handicap Accessible:Yes
Dogs Welcome:Yes
You can bring your RV or come stay in one of our beautiful cottages with all the comforts of home. We are just minutes to the Cape May Bird Observatory and birding hotspots such as Belleplain State Forest.

410 BANK STREET RESTAURANT

410 Bank Street
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:609.884.8884
E-Mail:bankstreetrestaurants@msn.com
Web Site:http://www.410bankstreet.com
Open:May thru mid-October
Discount:10% discount before 6 PM to CMBO/NJ Audubon members with current membership card
One of the top 10 restaurants in NJ and top restaurants in America (Zagat), 410 Bank is an award winning Caribbean, French New Orleans restaurant specializing in fresh local seafood and Chef Sing’s distinctive sauces. Dine in our tropical garden, porches, or dining room in this former 1840 Carriage House. Reservations recommended.

 

E. M. HEMINGWAY’S

at the Grand Hotel
1045 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:609.884.5611 or Toll Free 800.257.8550
Web Site:http://www.grandhotelcapemay.com
Open:Year Round
Handicap Accessible:Yes
Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, relaxing lunch, or a delectable dinner menu. Special dinners include Wednesday Prime Rib, Thursday Land and Sea Buffet, and daily specials.

 

FINS BAR & GRILLE

142 Decatur Street (on Washington Street Mall)
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: 609-884-3449
Web Site: http://finscapemay.com
Open: Year Round
After a day of birding treat yourself to an exciting Cape May dining experience. Fins mixes an exciting vibe with a relaxing atmosphere and uses that backdrop to elevate their outstanding cuisine. Whether you prefer to sit at the bar, or relax and enjoy your meal in one of the dining rooms, it is impossible to ignore the centerpiece of it all – a brilliant 600 gallon saltwater fish tank!

 

FRESCO’S SEAFOOD TRATTORIA

412 Bank Street
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:609.884.0366
E-Mail:bankstreetrestaurants@msn.com
Open:Open May thru mid-October.
Discount:10% discount before 6 PM to CMBO/NJ Audubon members with current card
Enjoy the ambiance of a Tuscan Trattoria, taste dock fresh Cape May seafood, sample award winning cuisine, inspired by the diverse regions of Italy prepared by Chef Joe Badger. Call ahead to reserve the award winning and quickly sold out Osso-buco (before the regulars get it all). Reservations recommended.

 

HARRY’S OCEAN BAR & GRILLE

at The Montreal Inn
1025 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:609.884.6113
Web Site:http://www.harryscapemay.com
Meet me at Harry’s for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Full-service bar, great good food all day long, a view of the ocean, and a staff that’s ready to make your visit memorable and fun. Daily specials.

 

LA VERANDAH RESTAURANT

at the Hotel Alcott
107-113 Grant Street
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:609.884.5868
Fax:609-884-8871
E-Mail:info@hotelalcott.com
Web Site:http://www.hotelalcott.com
Open:mid march to October
Discount:5% off purchase to current CMBO/NJA members – except holidays and peak season
Experience exquisite cuisine in a charming 19th century setting; elegant dining is offered on the outdoor veranda or in a high ceiling room cooled by sea breezes. A perfect spot for weddings, receptions, and banquets.

LAMONICA FINE FOODS

48 Gorton Road, PO Box 309
Millville, NJ 08332
Phone: 856-825-8111
E-Mail: dflavecchia@lamonicafinefoods.com
Web Site: http://www.lamonicafinefoods.com

We are a seafood processing plant that is proud to support the important work of New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory and the Nature Center of Cape May.

 

MAD BATTER RESTAURANT

at The Carroll Villa Hotel
19 Jackson Street
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:609-884-5970 or 877-275-8452
E-Mail:manager@carollvilla.com
Web Site:http://www.carrollvilla.com
Open:Open year-round; weekends only January thru March.
Discount:Sunday-Thursday, Sept. 21-May14 10% off lodging to current CMBO members
Internet:Yes
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Mad Batter has been a leader in the growth of Cape May and now this historic establishment is leading the way to a greener future. Visit the website for more details. Roll out of bed for one of the best breakfasts of your life – Chesapeake Bay Benedicts, omelets, oatmeal pancakes, and more. Daily happy hour, live music with half price drinks and guests of the Carroll Villa Hotel receive 30% off dinner!

 

THE ORIGINAL FUDGE KITCHEN

513 Washington Street Mall
728 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:609.884.2834 or 609.884.4287 or Toll Free 800.23.FUDGE
Fax:609.884.8814
E-Mail:sales@fudgekitchens.com
Web Site:http://www.fudgekitchens.com
Open:Open every day, year round.
Discount:Show your current CMBO/NJ Audubon membership card for 10% discount.
The best sweet treats at the beach – creamy, whipped fudge (stop by Washington Street store and watch it being made), salt water taffy, premium chocolates (including sugar free), ice cream, candies, and souvenirs. We ship around the world!

BIRDING BY BOAT

Aboard The Osprey
1212 Wilson Drive – Miss Chris Marina
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:609.898.3500
E-Mail:ospreycruise@yahoo.com
Web Site: www.birdingbyboat.com
Open:March thru November
Discount:See our website for specials and discount coupons
Handicap Accessible:Yes
Dogs Welcome:Yes
Cruise the back bays, harbors, and sounds of Cape May aboard the 38-passenger Osprey and view migrant shorebirds, salt marsh nesting colonies, waterfowl, loons, waders, and rails. Experienced naturalists and guides on board. USCG inspected. Group rates available. Free on-site parking; toilet facilities on boat.

 

MISS CHRIS KAYAK AND PADDLEBOARD RENTALS

at the Miss Chris Marina
1212 Wilson Drive
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:609-884-0997
E-Mail:capemaykayaks@yahoo.com
Web Site:http://www.capemaykayaks.com
Open:March thru November
Discount:Visit our website for specials and coupons.
Explore the beautiful tidelands around Spicer Creek and Cape May Harbor. Great wildlife viewing from a new perspective. Watch herons, egrets, Osprey feeding their chicks, shorebirds along the mudflats in an area with little or no current or boat traffic.

Kayaks are stable and easy to paddle; instructions to get you started. Kayaks seat 1 to 3 people so bring the family. Rentals by the hour or come on our guided kayak trips!

 

FIELD GUIDES INCORPORATED
9433 Bee Cave Rd., Bldg. 1, Suite 150
Austin, TX 78733
Phone:Toll Free 800.728.4953
Open:Year Round

Fun, professionally guided birdwatching trips to 100 destinations worldwide

 

SKIMMER TOURS – SALTMARSH SAFARI ON THE SKIMMER

Cape May Inlet Marina
1001 Ocean Drive
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: 609-884-3100
E-Mail: skimmer.tours@gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.skimmer.com
Open: April through October
Discount: 10% off to NJ Audubon/CMBO members on NJA/CMBO partnered trips

The Skimmer is a 40 foot, eco-tour pontoon boat that cruises the beautiful back bays of Cape May, Wildwood and Stone Harbor, NJ. Their trips are fun, educational and led by experienced crew members. Hop on board at either the Cape May Inlet Marina or the Wetland’s Institute in Stone Harbor and experience why our Salt Marsh Safari eco-cruises are ranked the #1 boat trip in Cape May. (Trip Advisor 2012-2017)

 

THE WILDLIFE GARDENER

795 Goshen Road
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Phone: 609-536-8036
E-Mail: info@njwildlifegardener.com
Web Site: http://www.njwildlifegardener.com
Open: open year round by appointment

Wildlife-friendly landscaping, nature programs, native plant sales.

EXIT ZERO

109 Sunset Blvd.
West Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:609.770.8479
E-Mail:info@exitzero.us
Web Site:http://www.exitzero.us
Open:Open daily, year-round
Handicap Accessible:Yes
Dogs Welcome:Yes
The last stop (Exit 0) is the first stop you should make for your exclusive Exit Zero clothing and souvenirs

 

SPLASH

513 Carpenters Lane
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:609.846.7100
Web Site:http://www.whalestalecapemay.com
Open:Year Round
Cape May’s favorite shop for 36 years now has a gallery just 2 blocks away on Carpenter’s Lane! Fine handcrafts and jewelry featuring Cape May artisans.

 

THE BIRD HOUSE OF CAPE MAY

109 Sunset Blvd.
West Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:609.898.8871
E-Mail:info@birdhouseofcapemay.com
Web Site:http://www.birdhouseofcapemay.com
Open:Year Round
Discount:10% off purchase to CMBO/NJ Audubon members with current membership card
Handicap Accessible:Yes
Nature gifts for all seasons since 1995! Handcrafted birdhouses made in the USA. Extensive selection of birdfeeders, baths, bat and butterfly houses, iron poles and hooks. Home décor, scented wax pottery, gourd art, carvings and works by local artists. And our own JingleBirds! Gifts and supplies for backyard birding.

 

THE WHALE’S TALE

312 Washington Street Mall
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone:609.884.4808
E-Mail:info@whalestalecapemay.com
Web Site:http://www.whalestalecapemay.com
Open:Year Round
A Cape May classic for over 35 years, the Whale’s Tale offers gifts, books, cards, and toys for nature lovers.

Staff & Personnel

David La Puma, Ph.D.
Center Director

Pete Dunne
Birding Ambassador

Lillian Armstrong
Special Events Coordinator

Brett Ewald
Program Director

Brian Moscatello
Sales Manager

Jessica Schera
Nature Store Associate

Deborah Shaw
Administrative Director

Cari Slotterback
Nature Store Associate

Contact Us


The Northwood Center
701 East Lake Drive
Cape May Point, NJ 08212

609-400-3868
cmbo1@njaudubon.org


Center for Research and Education
600 N Delsea Drive (Rt. 47 N)
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

609-246-3581
cmbo2@njaudubon.org