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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!

More details about this trip:

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 7 or 8 participants


Upcoming Dates: 

May 5 to 10, 2024

May 12 to 17, 2024

*See Schedule for more dates

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.

Top Reasons to Book Tour


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

Other Wildlife

Horseshoe Crab, Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin

Other Highlights

Boat trip on the coastal marshes. On some trips, we will also include a dophin-viewing boat trip.

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