Saturday, December 20, 2014

Birds & Boats

Birds & Boats

Nature abounds at the Jersey Shore, and there are plenty of great spots to see it and tours and programs to be had. Here are several:

 NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S CAPE MAY BIRD OBSERVATORY

This venerable organization has been leading the charge in observation and conservation of birds, butterflies, and other creatures in the Cape May region for decades and provides a plethora of tours and programs at three locations. Prices vary. Call 609-861-0700 or go to www.njaudubon.org

 

 WETLANDS INSTITUTE

Founded more than 40 years ago, this Stone Harbor educational organization offers opportunities to explore the Shore's natural area via kayak, paddleboard, or pontoon boat for $49 each. Sunset kayaking is a two-hour paddle through the marshes before twilight sets; Full Moon Paddling is a two-hour after-dark kayak adventure for those 16 and older; Back-bay Paddle Boarding is a 11/2-hour jaunt to learn about the coastal marsh ecosystem. Dates and times are available from the Wetlands Institute, 1975 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor. 609-368-1211 or www.wetlandsinstitute.org

Compiled by Jacqueline L. Urgo

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