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.
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.
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.
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.
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.