During the height of fall migration, I’ll be on the New Jersey coast for the incredible spectacle at Cape May. Autumn is here, and for many birders, a trip to the world-renowned migration destination of Cape May to attend New Jersey Audubon’s 75th annual Fall Festival would normally be a part of their fall plans. Details. We worked it out and a man and woman showed up in Octo... Read all 71 reviews. The 2020 Cape May Fall Festival will be virtual and Cape May-centric! Presented by the Lower Township Rotary Club. If you haven't tried a festival yet, this is a must-do for next season! I’m looking forward to this new experience, and am practicing my birding skills here on the home front. Eventbrite - New Jersey Audubon - Cape May Bird Observatory presents NJ Audubon's Virtual Cape May Spring Festival 2020 - Saturday, May 23, 2020 | Sunday, May 24, 2020 - Find event and ticket information. Katy worked for the National Park Service for 32 years as a resource education ranger in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. This seaside town is transformed into a Dickens village for the holidays with garlands of fragrant greens and twinkling gaslights. Continue reading → It feels like Cape May Bird Observatory, New Jersey Audubon’s Center for Bird research and education, has always been at the center of it all. For more information and registration please click HERE. For a list of states go to covid19.nj.gov. (CAPE MAY – Oct. 6, 2020) REV Theatre in association ... November 29. 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. A Virtual Cape May Spring Birding Festival April 09, 2020 Although most of my "Real James Bond" talks this spring have been postponed, NJ Audubon has announced it is trying something completely different for its annual Spring Birding festival (where I am the Friday keynote speaker ): EXIT ZERO JAZZ FESTIVAL passES EARLY BIRD VIP ON SALE THROUGH 11/29/20 CALL THE FESTIVAL BOX OFFICE ON 609-849-9202 TO PURCHASE EARLY BIRD VIP . Celebrate all things Halloween and autumn at the 29th Annual Pumpkin Festival. When is the Cape May Fall Festival. Fun fact: This festival is the longest running birding festival in the country. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL PROGRAMS AND FIELD TRIPS, All NJ Audubon | All Things Birds | Cape May Bird Observatory | Lorrimer Nature Sanctuary | Nature Center of Cape May | Plainsboro Preserve | Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary | Young Birders Club. “I can’t wait to register for the Virtual Cape May Fall Festival – easy peasy! We worked it out and a man and woman showed up in Octo... Read all 71 reviews. Look for the folks wearing the gold caps with the word GUIDE on the back. The Cape May Fall Festival September 11, 2020 The Cape May Fall Festival is VIRTUAL this year, and there is an impressive lineup of speakers and special events happening October 2–4, 2020. Cape May Stage presents “Adopt a Sailor – Holiday Edition” matinee. People coming from other states should follow New Jersey’s Travel Advisories for COVID -19 before attending a New Jersey Audubon program including 14-day self-quarantine. 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 … Cape May, New Jersey. On Memorial Day weekend of 1966, Harry and Sophie Hirsch opened the doors to the Montreal, a beachfront motel in Cape May, NJ. It can be a great place to go birding at any time of year but the fall is really spectacular. Cape May Fall Festival New Jersey, USA | October Festival website » Overview of the festival » Finally, wrapping up my 2020 birding festivals (for now) is the always-exciting Rio Grande Valley! Katinka, Gracias, Lempira, Honduras. Cape May, NJ. The Cape May Fall Festival is VIRTUAL this year, and there is an impressive lineup of speakers and special events happening October 2–4, 2020. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). After several years as a professional tour leader, taking birding groups to all seven continents, he transitioned to a career as a writer, editor, and illustrator. If birds are good judges of excellent climate, Cape May has the finest climate in the United States, for it has the greatest variety of birds. West Cape May was known as the ‘unofficial’ Lima Bean capital of the world. Beauty in Difference . October 2 - October 4 The 2020 Cape May Fall Festival will be virtual and Cape May-centric! ... Birding during the Cape May Festival was fantastic. Far from the typical town festival, defined by live music and local vendors, this is all about birding. Courtesy Mel Banks Mute swans at Cape May Point State Park in mid-September 1. We worked it out and a man and woman showed up in Octo... Read all 71 reviews. His other books include Lives of North American Birds and Flights Against the Sunset. Presentations include workshops on hawk ID, fall warbler ID and pelagic birding, as well as live monarch butterfly tagging. —Alexander Wilson Few places in North America have been birded longer or have more birding advocates than Cape May, New Jersey. The 2021 Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival is Nov 10-14. Or you may choose a daily registration at $40/day for CMBO or NJA members, and $50/day for non-members. Cape May was the second largest fishing port on the Eastern seaboard. Finally, 3 sessions involving our featured speakers are also available separately as a la carte items. Speaking of the Bird ID Quiz, these members of the New Jersey Young Birders Club are working hard to stump you on Sunday afternoon, October 4th! Join us! New Jersey Audubon Society is a 501 (c)(3) • All Rights Reserved, Cape May Bird Observatory's Northwood Center, Holiday Wreath, Garland, and Table Decor Workshops. This week, thousands of birding enthusiasts — a.k.a. SO.MANY.BIRDS! There will be a Silent Auction and a raffle; practically the only thing we can’t provide is Nature Nick’s Animal Adventures! NJ Audubon’s Fall Festival in Cape May, NJ is the longest running birding festival in the country and you are invited to be a part of it. Early Bird … ... birding festivals. When she retired from the NPS at the end of 2014, Katy moved to Gardiner, Montana and continues to volunteer for Yellowstone’s Bird Program. The Cape May County Department of Tourism wants our visitors to come back to extend our tourism season and we need your help. Far from the typical town festival, defined by live music and local vendors, this is all about birding. How birding quite literally turned my life upside down. Cape May, New Jersey. Music can be heard everywhere in Cape May, on the streets in the form of New Orleans style second line parades, in the clubs and restaurants bursting at the seams with music and energy an New Jersey Audubon is offering the most complete virtual Fall Festival experience you will find anywhere on the Internet. The best way to experience them all is to immerse yourself into the Cape May Fall Festival! Few birders would dispute that Cape May, New Jersey, is among the continent’s most storied birding locations, both in terms of birding spectacles and its influence in North American birding culture. Virtually from Cape May, NJ 600 Rt. Many of our team grew up in the mid-Atlantic region and have been visiting Cape Male since a very young age. Fishing was the one of the first and main industries of Cape May. Cape May Autumn Weekend — October 15 – 18, 2020 Another of the Wildside team’s favorite festivals! It’s an annual highlight for bird-watchers in the United States. The series now includes volumes on North American birds, butterflies, mammals, insects, advanced birding, the nature of New England, and the nature of the Midwest. Cape May For a closer view of the gingerbread trim, visit the preserved 1879 Emlen Physick Estate . CMBO has been doing research and outreach about birds and especially bird migration since 1975, and Dr. David La Puma is the current director.