Selected Birding Locations in Gloucester County

Tall Pines State Preserve

A 111-acre nature preserve located in Deptford and Mantua Townships, Tall Pines features a combination of woodland, meadow, and wetland habitats. The Eastern Bluebird is a common sight here, as 12 nesting boxes are in constant use during spring and summer months. Bark Bridge Road and Indian Trail, Wenonah, NJ.

Common Yellowthroat at Tall Pines (2013)
Black & White Warbler

Wheelabrator Wildlife Refuge

A 75-acre nature preserve surrounding the Wheelabrator facility in West Deptford, this site offers welcoming habitat to migrating songbirds as well as riparian species like Herons and Egrets. 600 US Route 130, West Deptford, NJ. Turn right just before the entrance gate.

Ceres Park

A 59-acre wooded nature park located in Mantua Township, Ceres hosts scores of spring migrants including scarlet tanagers and warblers. Permanent residents include Carolina chickadee, ovenbird, and red-bellied woodpecker. 940 Main Street, Sewell, NJ.

Pine Warbler at Ceres Park in Mantua Twp.
Scarlet Tanager at Scotland Run Park

Scotland Run Park

A 1,065-acre behemoth of a county park, Scotland Run offers several trails that run through less-busy woodland areas of the property. American woodcock, pine warbler, and scarlet tanager are among the diverse bird species that await you here. 980 East Academy Street, Clayton, NJ.

"Natural Places of Gloucester County" book cover

These four sites are just the beginning…

The 2020 edition of our “Natural Places” book features over 30 more places to see birds and all sorts of other natural wonders throughout the county.

Bird Quest is sponsored by the Gloucester County Nature Club, a private, non-profit organization of people who share a common interest, curiosity, and love of the natural world.