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New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Fall Festival
October 17 - October 20$3 – $185
You know about Cape May’s legendary birding hotspots, such as the Cape May Point State Park, Garrett-Family-Preserve, Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area (WMA), The Nature Conservancy’s South Cape May Meadows (aka “The Meadows”), and TNC’s Garrett Family Preserve on Cape Island Creek. These are all within a 10-12-minute drive from our festival headquarters, the Grand Hotel. Then, north over the canal you will find Cox Hall Creek WMA to the west, and the Avalon Seawatch and Stone Harbor Point on the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The best way to experience them all is to immerse yourself into the Cape May Fall Festival! A 3-day registration includes a plethora of guided birding walks to local birding hotspots, indoor programs for both beginner and expert birders, Thursday kick-off party, and Friday evening reception and program. Boat trips, trolley tours to birding sites, etc. are an additional fee. Saturday evening buffet and keynote Dr. Amanda Rodewald “Making Your Cup Count: How Coffee Can Fuel Migratory Bird Conservation in the Tropics.” Festival headquarters is the Grand Hotel, with 35+ vendors (including artists, crafters, publishers, optics companies and destination tour companies), live animals, numerous kids activities including face painting, and a wide variety of items available for bid in our Silent Auction.