Birding Festivals & Events

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One of the longest running festivals in the US, the NJ Audubon’s 74th Cape May Fall Festival is set to coincide with the peak of autumn migration in world famous birding hotspot, Cape May, NJ. Anticipate a bird list of close to 150+ species for the 3-day weekend festival including migrating raptors, waterfowl, songbirds and monarch butterflies. A weekend registration at $185 includes a plethora of birding walks led by local naturalists, indoor programs both educating and entertaining, and a Friday reception and program. Special events including boat trips, trolley tours to migration sites, and special guided walks at closed locations or with VIP guides, have additional fees. Saturday evening buffet and program by Dr. Amanda Rodewald speaking on “Making your cup count: How coffee can fuel migratory bird conservation in the tropics,” as well as a Sunday 3-hour “Trip to the Rips” pelagic also have additional fees. If you tire of birding, there’s also the Cape May Convention Hall filled with 35+ vendors (artists, crafters, bird and nature-themed items, optics companies, publishers and destination tour companies) along with Nature Nick’s live animals, face painting and scavenger hunts for the kids; and all for free admission! What are you going to see???? SO.MANY.BIRDS!


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