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Saturday, September 23, 2017 – 9:30am to 4:30pm

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

* Boat and kayak tour fees not included in ticket price.

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 Monarch Butterfly Presentations and Tagging
  • Guided Nature Walks Focusing on Birds, Butterflies Dragonflies, and Bees
  • Guided Back-Bay Boat and Kayak Tours (additional fees and pre-registration required)
  • Special Autumn Terrapin Release
  • Live Raptor Presentations by Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
  • Live Animal Presentations by Matt Pelligrine of Cape May Point State Park
  • Native Plant Garden Tours
  • And More!

Schedule of activities

Time

All day

All day

All day

10:00 – 3:00

11:00 – 2:00

11:00 – 4:00

9:30 – 11:00

10:00 – 11:30

10:00 – 12:00

10:30 – 11:30

11:30 – 12:30

12:00 – 1:30

12:30 – 1:30

1:30 – 2:30

2:30 – 4:00

2:30 – 3:30

4:30 – 6:00

4:30 – 6:00

Description

Self-Guided Monarch Information and Activity Station

Self-Guided Tours of the Native Plant Gardens

Woodford Cedar Run Festival Table and Live Raptors

Aquarium Teaching Tank

Guided Tours of Native Plant Gardens

Turtle Basking Station

Guided Bird Walk at Stone Harbor Point

Back Bay Birding and Wildlife Boat Tour (additional fee – registration required. Visit Skimmer.com)

Back Bay Kayak Tour (additional fee – registration required. Call 609-368-1211)

Butterfly Migration Presentation Featuring Live Monarch Tagging and Release

Live Raptor Presentation by Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge

Back Bay Birding and Wildlife Boat Tour (additional fee – registration required. Visit Skimmer.com)

An Introduction to the Birds of the Salt Marsh and Beginning Birding

Live Animal Presentation by Matt Pelligrine of Cape May Point State Park

Back Bay Birding and Wildlife Boat Tour (additional fee – registration required. Visit Skimmer.com)

Turtle Migration Presentation Featuring Live Terrapins and a Terrapin Hatchling Release

Guided Bird Walk at Stone Harbor Point

Back Bay Birding and Wildlife Boat Tour (additional fee – registration required. Visit Skimmer.com)

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