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Birds & Brews take Cape May!

8:30am - 1:30pm
Join us for our first ever Cape May trip!

Cape May’s unique location, situated on the peninsula where the Atlantic meets the Delaware Bay, make it a geographic migrant trap. October is the peak of fall migration through Cape May and we hope to experience the full diversity of migrants during our visit.

We will have a special opportunity to visit a banding station, where we might get in-the-hand views of warblers, vireos, and other migrating songbirds. We will spend some time on the Hawk Watch platform looking for migrating raptors, and we will walk the trails at Cape May Point State Park where we should encounter a variety of waterfowl, shorebirds and other resident and migrant songbirds.

Brews and lunch (see note below) will follow at Cape May Brewing Co.

Location: Meet at 8:30 AM in the parking lot of The Nature Conservancy’s South Cape May Meadows (680 Sunset Blvd, Cape May)

What to Bring: Binoculars (loaners are available); field guide if desired; water bottle; bug spray and sunscreen.

Other Important Information:

There is a porta-potty at South Cape May Meadows, nearest bathrooms are at Cape May Point State Park.

Cape May Brewing Co, 1288 Hornet Rd, Rio Grande, NJ

PLEASE NOTE: All NJ production breweries are prohibited from serving food! You are allowed to BYOF, and if you want to eat, you will need to do so. There are several options:

  • Taco Shop located right next to the brewery
  • Wawa, 3719 Bayshore Rd, Cape May
  • Or feel free to pack your own lunch to bring into the brewery (no outside beverages allowed)

 

Registration required; Members: free | Non-members: $10.00

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