This Nature Conservancy refuge is known locally as the Cape May Meadows..no doubt dating back to the time when cattle grazed here. Image of nature, wings, cranes - 65039650 Photo about The Cape May new jersey bird sanctuary. Well, we’re sure the birds have been in on the secret for longer but bird observers – among them John Audubon, who set out to paint and describe all the birds of North America – have found Cape May, West Cape May, and Cape May Point to be a migratory Mecca for our fine feathered friends. Established in 1989, Cape May National Wildlife Refuge provides critical habitat to a wide variety of migratory birds and other wildlife. The peninsula acts as a funnel for birds migrating along the Atlantic Flyway. Situated at the southwest tip of the Cape May peninsula, the South Cape May Meadows Preserve includes more than 200 acres of critical habitat in the globally renowned birding hot-spot of Cape May, New Jersey. It's near the intersection of Bayshore Rd and Sunset Blvd., on the way to Cape May Point. Due to loss of habitat throughout much of their range many of these species are in decline. Egret Espy Path. Neotropical migrants (birds that spend their summers in Canada and the U.S. and their winters in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America) use Cape May Peninsula's varied habitats in great abundance during their long and difficult migrations. The Meadow Walk was created by the Cape May County Department of Mosquito Control with help from the Friends of the Sanctuary. Osprey heading over the dunes to return to it's nest with an early morning meal, last week near the 2 mile beach unit. Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge. Cape May National Wildlife Refuge is open for deer, migratory game bird, turkey, rabbit and squirrel hunting only. It supports 317 bird species, 42 mammal species, 55 reptile and amphibian species, and numerous fish, shellfish and other invertebrates. New Jersey Audubon fosters environmental awareness and a conservation ethic among New Jersey’s citizens; protects New Jersey’s birds, mammals, other animals, and plants, especially endangered and threatened species; and promotes preservation of New Jersey’s valuable natural habitats. Trapping is NOT permitted. Hunting is prohibited on the Two Mile Beach Unit. Cape May Point State Park: beatiful bird sanctuary - See 194 traveler reviews, 212 candid photos, and great deals for Cape May Point, NJ, at Tripadvisor. This is an opportunity to own the consummate private sanctuary in Cape May County, New Jersey. The entrance to the Egret Espy Path is located off 2 nd Avenue and 114 th Street. In addition to State laws and regulations (found in the annual NJ Hunting and Trapping Digest), specific federal regulations apply.