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Egg Island Wildlife Management Area
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 attracti...
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William D. and Jane C. Blair, Jr., Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge
Description: 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.

Wildlife to Watch: A mile of underdeveloped beachfront is used by the endangered piping plover and least tern for nesting. Behind the dune, the wetlands offer resting and nesting spots for a variety of other birds. In the fall, look for some of the smaller migrants in addition to raptors and waterfowl. Migrating dragonflies and butterflies, including monarchs on their way to Central America, use the Cape May peninsula as a resting area.

Special Tips: Please stay on marked trails, and cross-dunes only at crossovers. Nesting birds are vulnerable.

Other Activities: An observation platform, located 800 feet from the parking lot, overlooks freshwater and brackish wetlands. The beach is an easy 0.3-mile walk from the parking lot. Hiking the 1-mile loop trail takes you through meadows and wetlands, past mud flats, and along the beachfront.

Ownership: The Nature Conservancy 
Size: 271 acres 
Closest Town: Cape May Point

ParkingHikingHandicap Accessible

Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing:

Piping Plover - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
Entering Cape May from the Garden State Parkway, continue from the end of the Parkway onto Lafayette Street (County Road 633). At the end of CR 633, take Sunset Boulevard, County Route 606 west. The refuge is within 1 mile, on the left (south) side of the road.

For more information call (609) 785-1735.

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William D. and Jane C. Blair, Jr., Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge : Wildlife Viewing Area