Did You Know?
From the coastal marshes to rural farms and housing, to small towns, Delaware Bay encompasses diversity. Its tens of thousands of acres of wetlands and tidal flats provide homes for numerous species of birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates including the endangered Atlantic sturgeon and Black skimmer.
Spectacular concentrations of migrating waterfowl along the Atlantic Flyway can be observed during certain periods in the spring and fall in the bay. More than a million shorebirds can be seen in the spring eating invertebrates in the wetland areas, and horseshoe crab eggs along the Delaware Bay beaches before continuing their migration to Arctic nesting grounds.
What You Can Do
Learn, get involved and be heard!
- Experience the bay’s natural beauty and wildlife at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Cape May National Wildlife Refuge.
- Volunteer for the New Jersey Wildlife Conservation Corps or DelawareDepartment of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.