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Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival
May 16, 2014 - May 18, 2014
The Wetlands Institute of Stone Harbor, New Jersey, is pleased to present our 2nd Annual Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival.
Located on the Cape May Peninsula between the Delaware Bay and Atlantic beaches, the Wetlands Institute is situated in an area considered to host one of the “wonders of the world.” With an act of timing only Mother Nature can provide, horseshoe crabs climb onto the beaches of the Delaware Bay to lay their eggs, while thousands of shorebirds time a pit stop in their spring migration route to feed on these energy-packed horseshoe crab eggs. With so much life and a myriad of rare and endangered species on our beaches, it is impossible not to appreciate this phenomenon!
Come join the Wetlands Institute and the Delaware Bay Shorebird Initiative for a festival that celebrates an amazing spectacle of nature – the shorebird migration and horseshoe crab spawning season. Children and guests of all ages can enjoy guided shorebird walks along our local beaches and salt marshes, guided viewings of shorebird and horseshoe crab interactions along the Delaware Bay, naturalist-led horseshoe crab night walks, opportunities to view and participate in shorebird tagging with the International Shorebird Research Team, live horseshoe crab demonstrations, and hands-on education and conservation-based activities and games.