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Grandma Pearl
(Connie Smith)

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Cape May Autumn Birding Festival

Ovenbird in the underbrush.  This little guy will be headed
back to South America soon!
by Grandma Pearl
Save the date:  October 25-27, 2013.  If you want to see a multitude of birds during their fall migration, Cape May, New Jersey is the place to be!  You can register online at www.BirdCapeMay.org         NOTE that meals, transportation and lodging are not included.
Pricing for individual activities and daily registration can be found by emailing: deb.shaw@njaudubon.org

Friday Morning, Oct. 25:  Beginning at 7:30 am you can participate in Migratory Watches and diverse Field Trips.

Boat Trip, Oct. 25:  From 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, and again at 1:30 pm until 4 pm relax and enjoy Birding By Boat.  Bring your camera, camcorder and/or binoculars, and delight in cruising New Jersey's southernmost salt marsh waterwaysthere is an additional cost, and registration is required. 

Friday Evening, Oct. 25:  5 pm to 7:30 pm   Authors of The Warbler Guide, Tom Stephenson & Scott Whittle, explain their tips for making warbler identification easier by using overlooked identification points.

Field Workshops, Programs, Demonstrations, Exhibits and Presentations fill all three days, and offer a wide variety of activities from which to choose.

Saturday Morning, Oct. 26:  Beginning at 7:30 am you will find Migratory Watches and many Field Trips that will help you discover the birds that live in and migrate through the Cape May area.

Boat Trip, Oct. 26:  10:00 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 4 pm enjoy Birding by Boat.
Birding From the Ferry starts at 10:30 am and goes to 2:30 pm.  Both of these events require registration and there is an additional cost.

Book Signing at the Grand Hotel:  5 pm to 6 pm   A chance to meet the Authors and Special Guests, including Pete Dunne, author of many books on birding and natural history, founder of the World Series of Birding, and currently the director of the Cape May Bird Observatory.

Saturday Evening, Oct. 26: 5 pm to 7:30 pm Social and booksigning, dinner the Program entitled 'Conservation, Connections, and 150 Million Years of Birding' presented by John Kricher.

Sunday Morning, Oct. 27:   Migratory Watches and Various Field Trips to The Meadows, Higbee Beach, The Rea Farm, Cape May Point State Park, Cycling Cox Hall Creek, the Beanery, Stone Harbor Point and Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, starting at 7:30 am and continuing up until 5:00 pm.  Email deb.shaw@njaudubon.org for a complete list and timetable of activities and demonstrations.

Demonstrations will include Hawk and Monarch Banding.
Field Workshops are scheduled to include Hawk Identification, Seabird Identification, Small Subject Photography and much more.

The Annual meeting of NJ Audubon 5 pm Friday, Oct. 25, 2013--members are welcome to attend.

Enjoy visiting the many exhibits in the Cape May Convention Hall during the 67th Annual Cape May Autumn Birding Festival.  For More Information visit www.birdcapemay.org or
email:  birdcapemay@njaudubon.org

Grandma Pearl

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