The information listed below is just a handful of the many resources available to help research the area and its wildlife while planning your visit.
For more background information on wildlife watching in New Jersey, visit New Jersey Audubon at www.njaudubon.org or New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection at www.state.nj.us/dep. You can download species check lists of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians at www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/chklists.htm.
There are too many bird identification field guides to list them all here, so we will mention only two. For beginners, we recommend Kaufman’s Field Guide to Birds of North America, by Kenn Kaufman (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000,Spanish translation 2005), and The Sibley Guide to Birds, by David Allen Sibley (Alfred A. Knopf, 2000), which also has an Eastern edition that is a smaller size and may be preferable for bringing into the field.