NATURE’S SHOW NEVER ENDS
Wildlife watching can be an educational, surprising and awe-inspiring experience. New Jersey offers an abundance of places to observe its native species, from forests and meadows, to lakes, streams and coastal marshes.
WHERE TO GO
WATCH WILDLIFE BY HABITAT
New Jersey supports a wide range of habitats: mountains and freshwater wetlands, open farmland, the unique Pine Barrens forests and tannin-stained waters, the remote Delaware Bayshore, and the Atlantic shore beaches. Each habitat type supports a different assemblage of wildlife.
WATCH WILDLIFE BY REGION
The landscape changes all across New Jersey. From the northern Highlands and Ridge-and-Valley regions, through the central Piedmont Plains, and south to the Pine Barrens and outer Coastal Plain, the wildlife diversity changes across the landscape. Learn where to go in each region.
Many species of wildlife need big spaces, but there are many that take advantage of even small parcels if the habitat is good. Backyards that offer native food plants, shelter, and water will attract a diversity of birds, butterflies, and more.
Did you see any rare, endangered, or threatened wildlife, or perhaps an injured wild animal in New Jersey? Find out how to report those sightings, contact a wildlife rehabilitator, and more.
New to birding? Get up to speed quickly with this birding tutorial.
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Catch birds in real-time action with these web cam feeds.
Located on Duke Farms in central New Jersey, watch the eagles up close as they nest and raise their young. The nest is most active January through June.
Located on the roof of the Union County Courthouse, watch the falcons up close as they nest and raise their young. The nest is most active March through June.
Located on a nest platform in Barnegat Light, watch ospreys up close as they nest and raise their young. The nest is most active March through August.