|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.
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
Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing: