Posts Tagged ‘Cape May birding’

Cape May gration Shorebird and Horsecrab Feastival May 16 – 19, 2013

May 15th, 2013 by johnmatusiak


Cape May is a premier birding destination. May migration is an exciting time at the New Jersey shore. The Bacchus Inn is proud to provide accommodations for birders who wish to immerse themselves in the shore habitat for a few days.

Cape May Point State Park offers many trails to enjoy Cape May birding. Several varieties of birds can be seen in the Cape May beach wetlands.  The Cape May Bird Observatory host many birding experts who are available for private and scheduled tours.

One such event is:Cape May gration Shorebird and Horsecrab Feastival May 16 – 19, 2013. For more information about this event dial: 609.884.2736. Cape May Bird Observatory is part of NJ Audubon Society.

World Series of Birding May 2013 Winners

May 15th, 2013 by johnmatusiak

This is an exciting time of year for New Jersey Birding. The Bacchus Inn would like to congratulate the 2013 winners of the World Series of Birding WSB.The winners for May of 2013 were as follows:

URNER STONE CUP (highest number total species) – 186

UMLY B. B. Kingfishers
(Youth Challenge Div C) sponsored by Upper Main Line YMCA

Ben Bussmann, Nathaniel Sharp, Austin Smith

STONE AWARD (2nd highest number total species) – 182

DVOC Loons:
Scott Fraser, Ian Lynch, Ken Lynch, Bill Reaume

STEARNS AWARD (3rd highest number total species) – 174

Diving Dabblers: 
Mark Boyd, Rodney Johnson, Matt Sabatine




Birders Unite! It is the World Series of Birding in Cape May

May 14th, 2011 by johnmatusiak

The birds arrived several weeks ago here in Cape May. This weekend those who love birding will arrive to see the migration in a fun competition. Visitors don’t have to venture far to find there feathery friends. Guest of the Bacchus Inn Bed and breakfast need go no further than the porch to hear the birds beautiful songs. In spring the birds follow their instincts and begin the spring migration.

Cape May offers a perfect spot for birds to rest along their journey. There is plenty of food and mating partners.
The migration offers bird watchers a marvelous opportunity to see a large variety of birds. Many of these birds are not found in the Cape May area the rest of the years. Cape May is a pit spot for the birds and a great opportunity for locals to see exotic varieties. The males are in their mating plumage trying to attract the females. It is something to see.

A group of these bird watching aficionados decided to make a friendly competitions out of the unique birding experience here in Cape May. The group try to identify as many varieties of birds as possible in a given period of time. There is a misconception that all the birds are seen. This is not always the case. In fact many birds are identified by call alone. It takes a trained team but birders enjoy the experience. The WSOB

World Series of Birding Logo

competition is coordinated with the Cape May bird observatory. Results of the event can be found on there website.

If you are looking for a new hobby, birding at Cape May Point or in the Cape May region may be the answer. There are always other birders available to offer expertise and fine company in this nature seashore habitat.

The sounds of spring are returning to Cape May with the Birds

March 13th, 2011 by johnmatusiak

Cape May NJ has always been a birding destination. Each season there are thousands of visitors to Cape May Point Park and the Cape May Beaches searching for exotic birds. Spring kicks off each year and residents of Cape May are pleasantly serenaded by the birds return.

Spring returns to Cape May slowly. It is a promising time. The flowers are sprouting and the trees are just beginning to green. This is a great time for visitors to the Cape May Bird Observatory. Many prefer a quiet, pleasant stroll on a deserted beach that offers only the sounds of the surf and birds.

If you are looking for a nice excuse to get out of the house after a long, harsh winter, this may be a great time to do so.

Cape May Zoo is a great attraction for fall visitors

September 14th, 2010 by johnmatusiak

In Cape May we have visitors in every season: spring, summer, fall, and winter. Each season is unique and offer guest a variety of activities. At the Bacchus Inn Bed and Breakfast guest rave about the variety of options away from the beach. In fall  the birds are migrating, the leaves are changing color, the wine grapes are being harvested, and the days are shortening and cooling. In the cool weather the beaches are less crowded and the visitors turn to alternatives to enjoy their time away. One great fall attraction for the young and the young at heart is the Cape May Zoo.

The Cape May Zoo is located just a few minutes from Cape May just off the Garden State Parkway a left at Crest Haven Road. Admission to the Cape May Zoo is free but a donation is requested at the entrance.  The Zoo covers a large area and the larger animals have room to roam.  There are lions, tigers, and  bears of course.  There are two new attractions as well. The baby Snow Leopards were born in the spring. They live in their mother’s enclosure and are very cute. The other attraction will be leaving this fall. It is a Cambodian crocodile. He is currently living in the alligators winter indoor enclosure. He will be sent home when the temperatures fall and the alligators are forced indoors.  There is plenty to see at the Cape May Zoo from the small snowy white owl to large snow leopard with cubs. Visitors will get their exercise visiting all the enclosures. Scooters are available for elderly visitors that find the larger area too challenging.

The animals are not the only attraction. There is also a park surrounding the Cape May Zoo. The park offers grills, covered seating areas and open seating over an extensive area . Kids have a choice of parks that offer slides, swings, tubes, and learning boards.

As the weather cools to a pleasant strolling temperature the Cape May Zoo is a great outdoor day. One of our repeat guests at the Bacchus Inn bed and breakfast, Jim and Marge, make it a point to visit Cape May and the Zoo each fall. Maybe you should visit this fall too!

Cape May Zoo Bears

Cape May Zoo Lion

Cape May Zoo Snow Leopard Cubs

Cape May Zoo young and young at heart

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