Become a Member of Cape May Bird Observatory

When you join New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, you’re making a commitment to connecting people to nature and stewarding the nature of today for generations to come.

How Your Membership Helps

Here in Cape May, your memberships supports:

  1.  Our ability to keep our finger on the pulse of migration through our annual counts:
    • Hawks, Eagles, Falcons and Vultures at the Cape May Hawkwatch (est. 1976)

    • The imperiled Monarch Butterfly through our Monarch Monitoring Project (est. 1989)

    • Over 100 species of waterbirds, and over 1 million individuals each year at the Avalon Seawatch (est. 1993)

    • Nearly 100 species of landbird at the Morning Flight Songbird Count (est. 2005)

  2. Our seasonal intern program where we train the conservation leaders of tomorrow, and

  3. Our innovative programming that connects people to nature throughout the year to develop a greater conservation ethic and ensure the needs of resident and migratory fauna are met for generations to come

Benefits of Becoming a Member

Of course we are grateful for your commitment to New Jersey Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory. To show our appreciation we are able to provide you the following benefits:

All membership levels

  • - Membership card and car decal

  • - Access to CMBO programs and events at reduced rates 

  • - 10% discount at our nature shops and online (excluding optics and tripods which are already priced as low as possible)

  • - Annual subscriptions to Kestrel Express and the official journal of the Cape May Bird Observatory, the Peregrine Observer

  • - Advance notification of programs & special events 

  • - Expert advice from our full-time staff 

  • - Discounts at many area businesses that are also members 

  • - Birding privileges at the Rea Farm ("the Beanery")

Friendship level

  • all above benefits plus...

  • - Periodic communication from our Director, Brett Ewald

Advocate level

  • all above benefits plus...

  • - Invitation for 2 to VIP shorebird banding visit in the spring on Delaware Bay

  • - Invitation for 2 to VIP event during the Cape May Fall Festival

Life Member

  • all above benefits plus...

  • - Dual life membership with New Jersey Audubon, including all of the associated benefits such as...

  • - Invitation to two Exceptional Excursions per year

  • - Listing in the New Jersey Audubon annual honor roll and annual report

Note that while New Jersey Audubon memberships are on a rolling renewal basis, Cape May Bird Observatory memberships run September 1 - August 31. Life memberships, naturally, do not have an expiration date.

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