14349
Cape May
Birding Cape May
With its many protected areas and variety of unique habitats, Cape May is a Mecca for both birds and birders alike. Come see songbirds in spring and raptors in the fall.
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Program No. 14349RJ
Length
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
14 meals
5 B 4 L 5 D
Getting There
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DAY
1
Registration/Meet & Greet/Orientation
Cape May, NJ
D
Grand Hotel

Afternoon: 3:00 PM: Hotel check-in. From 4pm on, pick up materials from Road Scholar in hotel meeting room.

Dinner: 6 PM: Dinner in the Hotel

Evening: 7:30 PM: Orientation: Introductions, review of week's program, orientation to hotel and area.

DAY
2
Coastal Birding Field Trip Birding ID Workshop
Cape May, NJ
B,L,D
Grand Hotel

Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel

Morning: Birding field trip to Cape May Point State Park, site of the world-famous Cape May Hawk Watch, where habitats include beach, dune, freshwater pond, marsh, field and coastal forest. Also includes a visit to the 1859 Cape May Lighthouse.

Lunch: Lunch in the hotel.

Afternoon: 1:45 PM: "Birding Magnesite Plant" - Illustrated interactive lecture with naturalist. 3:30 PM: Birds and Birding at Cape May with Pat and Clay Sutton.

Dinner: 6:00 PM: Three-course dinner in the hotel.

Evening: 7:30 PM: Building Better Birding Skills Workshop with Mark Garland.

DAY
3
Field Trip to Birding Hotsposts
Cape May, NJ
B,L,D
Grand Hotel

Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel

Morning: Pre-breakfast guided bird bus outing. Continued out in the field birding at Higbee Beach

Lunch: 12:30 PM: Lunch at hotel.

Afternoon: Birding the Delaware Bayshore to view the Red Knots

Dinner: 6:00 PM: Three-course dinner in the hotel.

Evening: Free evening

DAY
4
Coastal Birding Field Trip
Cape May, NJ
B,L,D
Grand Hotel

Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel

Morning: Birding at Rea Farm (the Beanery)

Lunch: 12:30 PM: Lunch

Afternoon: Birding at Cape May Point State Park.

Dinner: 6:00 PM: Three-course dinner in the hotel.

Evening: Evening lecture given by Mark Garland at the hotel

DAY
5
Back Bay Birding Cruise
Cape May, NJ
B,L,D
Grand Hotel

Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet

Morning: Early morning birding bus outing followed by out in the field birding with experts at South Cape May Meadows.

Lunch: 12:15 PM: Lunch

Afternoon: Back Bay Birding Cruise with naturalist to see the habitats in and around the harbor.

Dinner: Dinner included

Evening: Evening lecture by Mark Garland

DAY
6
"Great Birds from Around the World"
Cape May, NJ
B

Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet in the Hotel

Morning: 9:30 AM: 101 "Great Birds from Around the World - Mark Garland. Program ends at 11.