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New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Spring Festival
May 14 @ 7:30 am - May 16 @ 3:00 pm$100 – $125
Cape May is world-renowned as a spring destination for bird migration. Although we’d prefer to welcome you in person, birding can still be exciting virtually.
We’ve put together a phenomenal mix of virtual presentations as well as live streaming from migration hotspots such as Belleplain State Forest, The Nature Conservancy’s South Cape May Meadows, and Garrett Family Preserve. Virtual presentations from Cape May’s finest range from Scott Whittle’s warbler identification to taking a trip along the Delaware Bayshore (i.e. “shorebird alley”) with Kevin Karlson and Glen Davis. Also offered, but with limited capacity, is a hybrid registration that would include an all day, in-person field trip with our talented naturalists.
Check out our featured/keynote speakers! Mark Garland speaks Friday on Cape May and pandemic birding. On Saturday, Kelly Goodale of the US Fish and Wildlife Service brings us the story of Hawaii’s favorite bird, Wisdom the Laysan Albatross, originally banded on the island atoll of Midway by Chandler Robbins in 1956. At 69+ years of age, Wisdom is the oldest known banded wild bird, and is still returning to Midway annually to raise a chick. The stories she could tell.
Along with exciting programming, we will also feature an online Silent Auction and a prize drawing for a fabulous package that includes Cape May lodging, restaurant vouchers, boat trip binocular, and much more!
We hope you will join us!