Birdwatching in Chester, NJ

The West Morris Greenway trail in the Black River Wildlife Management Area in Chester Township is a superb trail for spotting migratory birds during both spring and fall migrations. The Elizabeth Kay Center is also a prime spot for birdwatching, with its large warm season grassland meadow and edge habitat a feast for migrating birds. The top of Seward’s Hill at 50 North Road along the Patriots Path is a great spot for hawk watching in fall, as its high elevation offers a vast unobstructed view of the surrounding area for miles. Many other of Chester’s parks are home to a wide variety of bird species because of the many miles of river corridors, grasslands, mature forests, and edge habitat that provide the high-energy foods needed for raising young and migrating long distances.

Be sure to bring your binoculars, and visit in early morning for best birdwatching opportunities!