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“Great place to visit at sunrise”

South Cape May Meadows
Ranked #17 of 62 things to do in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Considered one of the most important stopovers for migratory birds, this undeveloped oceanfront land contains a bird refuge and freshwater wetlands.
Reviewed June 26, 2014

We always take a sunrise walk at the Meadows when we're in Cape May. It's a great time of day to see birds and enjoy the morning fresh air. This time we saw a cute, newly hatched Oyster Catcher chick with its parents! Still a few warblers in the area too! The Meadows is constantly changing month-to-month so we always see something new! :)

Thank bouncingbunny
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

We loved our spring walk in the meadows for exercise and bird watching. Yellow rump warblers and palm warblers were in abundance as well as a Eurasian and American wigeons. Every day we walk here we see new birds. It was a bit muddy in some spots so be prepared with appropriate foot wear.

2  Thank Gershwin12
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

walking around trying to avoid the phragmite spraying was nerve wracking. We could not get away. It ruined what is normally a nice afternoon walk. No fun getting whiffs of herbicide when trying to bird.

Thank bruce g
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

This might be my favorite walk in Cape May-

We visited CM in early Oct.. specifically over the rainiest Oct days ever!!-- with the remnants of "Karen" passing through. Even though the weather was wet and windy the meadows were still beautiful. Yes- it was muddy- and we had to dress in multiple layers for the wind that would be present on one side and not the other- but the walk was an easy mile or mile and half walk to some great views of many water birds, shore birds, raptors and sparrows. We went early morning- afternoon- and again early evening. Not sure which time was our favorite but here’s a few of the birds we saw in our brief visits- 3 kinds of herons, more raptors than I could keep track of, sparrows –I ‘m not so good on those little brown jobs but I think along with the song, and swamp I saw a nelsons. Egrets, those darn swans, American and Eurasian wigeons, a variety of ducks, and a Great Horned Owl. But even if I would have not seen so many birds-it was a beautiful place to just walk and be in nature. Wear hiking shoes or mud shoes if you go after it rains. Part of the walk is on the beach.

2  Thank travelbugs920
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

The Meadows is a must-do stop on every trip to Cape May for us. The Nature Conservancy takes excellent care of this property, removing non-native species and other invasives. Too bad they can't get rid of the invasive swans. In fall this is a great place to see hawks and falcons fly over; all year it can be great for songbirds near the dunes, and waterfowl in the ponds. Rarities pop up here all the time, so keep your binoculars ready!

2  Thank NJBirder
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