Spring Migration in Cape May
Many birders descend upon the Cape May area every spring to witness the spectacle of migration. To some, May is the best month for birding at Cape May, when migrating and resident songbirds, shorebirds, raptors, waders, seabirds all add to the excitement of birding in this relatively small area. It's no accident that the World Series of Birding is held this month!
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With so many great individual birding destinations scattered around southeastern New Jersey, you have plenty of choice locations to visit, with short driving distances between them. Several different habitat types can be covered in a few days, including ocean shore, salt marsh, freshwater marsh, field and
forest. Migrants pour through all month and many interesting nesting species are present.
Pricing: $2,190 USD, or £1,750 for 6 Days and 5 Nights
Group Size: Price is based on a group size of 6 to 8 participants
May 12 to 17, 2024
In addition to the great birding, in May you can witness the Horseshoe Crab spectacle. On some evenings, these "crabs" come to shore to deposit their eggs–the following day thousands of shorebirds, especially Red Knots, can be seen feasting on the eggs.
Brant, Mute Swan, Black Scoter, Red-breasted Merganser, Least Bittern, Glossy Ibis, Broad-winged Hawk, Clapper Rail, Common Gallinule, American Oystercatcher, Black-bellied Plover, Piping Plover, Whimbrel, Red Knot, Purple Sandpiper, Great Black-backed Gull, Least Tern, Common Tern, Forster's Tern, Acadian Flycatcher, Fish Crow, Wood Thrush, Ovenbird, Prothonotary Warbler, Northern Parula, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Seaside Sparrow, Yellow-breasted Chat, Scarlet Tanager, Eastern Meadowlark