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William D. and Jane C. Blair, Jr., Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge
Recognized as one of the East Coast’s premier birding hot spots, fall migration in Cape May is spectacular. Thousands of raptors, shorebirds, songbirds, and waterfowl pass through the refuge on their way south.
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Egg Island Wildlife Management Area
Description: This WMA is a vast, windswept salt marsh, dotted with hummocks of cedar trees, bayberry bushes, sumac, and common reeds. Numerous tidal creeks await the explorer, crabber, or angler. There is a large pond in the middle of the tract, accessible only by boat, the wintering waterfowl find attractive. The Glades, a large tract of open space protected by Natural Lands Trust, borders the WMA.

Wildlife to Watch: Look for mussels and fiddler crabs at the edge of the water, and egrets and herons in the marsh. Northern harriers and many species of gulls can be seen. Thousands of snow geese frequent the marsh in winter. For your own comfort, avoid the biting-fly season in midsummer.

Special Tips: Egg Island WMA is a natural area with no facilities. OPEN FOR HUNTING DURING PRESCRIBED SEASONS.

Other Activities: Park in the small area at the end of the road and take the footbridge into the WMA. Walk any of the trails into the marsh.

Size: 6714 acres 
Closest Town: Fortescue

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Snow Geese - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
From the southern end of New Jersey 55 where it intersects with New Jersey 47, continue south on NJ 47 for 3.2 miles to the traffic light. Turn right (west) toward Mauricetown and Port Norris. Travel 2.2 miles to Highland Street (2nd blinking light). Turn right and proceed 5.3 miles (Highland Street becomes County Route 676) to a T intersection with County Route 553. Turn right onto CR 553 and proceed 0.2 miles to Maple Street on your left. Take Maple Street 2.7 miles to the end of the road and the footbridge onto the WMA.

For more information call (609) 629-0090.

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Egg Island Wildlife Management Area : Wildlife Viewing Area