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Jake's Landing, New Jersey (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Jake's Landing, New Jersey

Map of Jake's Landing, New Jersey

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) Laughing Gull (Larus atricilla) Seaside Sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus) Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris) Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

One spot worth checking out on the Cape May Bird Observatory's list was Jake's Landing. Jake's landing is a boat launch near North Dennis, New Jersey. There is a dirt road in good condition that takes you out to a parking lot in the middle of a very wide open brackish marshy area.

I only spent about one hour in the area, but I was able to get some close up shots of Laughing Gull, Marsh Wren, Seaside Sparrow, Eastern Kingbird, and Herring Gull. I got some further off views of several duck species, a Glossy Ibis, and several Ospreys. Of the several places I visited in Southern New Jersey, this would have to rate the top for photography. The terrain allowed for good backgrounds in addition to the ease of access. The birds here seemed braver than in other locations in New Jersey. Watch out for the ticks in June when walking around in the marsh.

Species Recorded (6)

Birds ( 6 )

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Herring Gull - Larus argentatus
Laughing Gull - Leucophaeus atricilla

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Eastern Kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Marsh Wren - Cistothorus palustris

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Seaside Sparrow - Ammospiza maritima


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