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View Nesting Osprey Live at SCM Preserve»
They’re back! The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey is once again live-streaming from an osprey nest in South Cape May Meadows. On April 1st, the Conservancy announced the pair had returned and were building their nest. As of this writing, there are no eggs, but it’s early. Last year, the chicks hatched towards the end of May.
History of the South Cape May Meadows Preserve»
South Cape May Preserve sits on 200 acres of wetlands, adjacent to Cape May State Park, and is a sanctuary for migratory birds. The land was a Victorian-style settlement from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. A hurricane in 1944 washed most of the structures out to sea. Afterwards, the remaining Victorian homes were moved to the city of Cape May and the borough of South Cape May was dissolved. The Nature Conservancy has spent decades restoring the ecosystem and creating this birdwatchers’ haven.
Location: 692 Sunset Blvd, Cape May, NJ 08204
Designation: Nature Conservancy Preserve