About Us


New Jersey Audubon (NJA) is a privately supported, not-for profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies, NJA has no affiliation with the National Audubon Society. In 1976 New Jersey Audubon founded the Cape May Bird Observatory and since then CMBO has grown to be a leader in research, environmental education, bird conservation and recreational birding activities.

At CMBO we strive to understand and instill appreciation for the needs of resident and migratory wildlife, specifically butterflies and birds, so that human ambitions do not undermine them. We do so through long-term research on migration, mentoring the conservation leaders of tomorrow, and providing programming to tens of thousands of visitors, members, and groups throughout the year. Funded almost entirely by the support of a national and international membership, two facilities in Cape May County serve our members' needs and interests. 



New Jersey Audubon is an AUTHORIZED DEALER of Celestron, Kowa, Leica, Nikon, Vortex, Swarovski, and Zeiss. All product is new OR clearly advertised as "Demo", "Refurb" or "Trade-In". Outfitting you with the right optics is part of our mission and while our prices reflect a very low profit margin, all profits serve our conservation, research and education efforts. By purchasing from us you not only will receive the best customer service, but you are also putting your money where it will directly increase the conservation, research, education and advocacy for birds and birding at one of the most important sites for migration in the world.


These are the things you can expect when you buy your instruments from CMBO and on FeatherEdge Optics:

  1. Our promise that our first obligation is to you, the buyer.

  2. We work to find the instrument that best fits YOUR needs and budget.

  3. A binocular or spotting scope that meets manufacturer's spec and offers image quality that equals or exceeds our high standards.

  4. The lowest advertised price permitted dealers by the manufacturer.

    • As an authorized dealer we must adhere to the pricing policies of our various manufacturers. You will find that our prices are competitive with all other authorized dealers online. The difference? 

      All purchases through FeatherEdgeOptics directly benefit conservation, research, education and advocacy for birds and birding.

  5. Free performance testing and external cleaning for the service life of your instrument.

    • Simply bring them into our store during regular hours and we'll check all functions and demonstrate proper lens cleaning for you! (May not be available during peak hours.)