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Turkey Point Natural Viewing Area

Main St. (Off Rt. 553) Dividing Creek, NJ 08315

Property Description

Egg Island Wildlife Management Area / Turkey Point Natural Viewing Area is a vast, windswept salt marsh that's dotted with hummocks of cedar trees, bayberry bushes, sumac and common reeds. Numerous tidal creeks await the explorer, crabber and angler. There is a large pond in the middle of the tract, which wintering waterfowl find attractive. A foot bridge and observation platform connect the parking area and walking trails in the marsh. Watch for marsh wrens, seaside sparrows, northern harriers, gulls, egrets and herons. In midsummer, be prepared for biting deer flies and green-head flies. The area offers excellent birding. Summer brings herons and egrets, glossy lbis, willet and clapper rail. Fall and spring bring waterfowl and shorebirds and winter brings snow geese, bald eagles and rough-legged hawks.