Fall Migration Festival

Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18, 2016 9:30am to 4:30pm

Two-Day Ticket Price

Non-Member:  $15 Adult, $10 Child Member:  $13 Adult, $8 Child

One-Day Ticket Price

Non-Member:  $10 Adult, $8 Child, $30 Family Pack of 4 Member:  $8 Adult, $6 Child, $25 Family Pack of 4

To see photos of our 2015 Fall Migration Festival, visit us on Facebook!

Sitting in the heart of the Atlantic Flyway, thousands of birds make their way across the Cape May Peninsula every fall. In a single day one can go from spotting a Peregrine Falcon flying low along the salt marsh to watching flocks of White-winged Scoters migrate along the ocean front. The sheer abundance and diversity of species migrating through the Cape May Peninsula is an amazing sight to see. This combination therefore makes it among the top birding destinations in the world and a top birding destination in North America.

At The Wetlands Institute, fall is an especially good time to experience the changing of seasons and the spectacle of migration of raptors, warblers, waterfowl, and more. In an effort to spread the word about this incredible time of year, The Wetlands Institute will be hosting a Fall Migration Festival. Visitors of all ages will be able to see, explore, learn, and enjoy! We’ll have guided viewing of migratory birds from the Institute and on Seven Mile Island, and much more!

  • Live Butterfly Presentations and Tagging
  • Guided Nature Walks Focusing on Birds,Butterflies Dragonflies, and Bees
  • Guided Back-Bay Boat and Kayak Tours
  • Fish, Sea Turtle, Butterfly and Bird Crafts, Migration Themed Games and Activities
  • Special Autumn Terrapin Release
  • Live Animal Presentations by Community Partners
  • Native Plant Garden Tours
  • And More!

This event is held in partnership with the Borough of Stone Harbor.

The Fall Migration Festival is supported in part by a Grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.

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