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Cape May Trip

Sorry, this trip is sold out. Email to inquire about waiting list.

NJ pic with scope
In May we head back to Cape May, NJ to spend time in an array of habitats and find lots of species that we don't encounter in upstate NY. 

Saturday May 13 --  Sunday May 14 


Saturday, May 13th

5:30 am  Meet at Lab of Ornithology 

12:30  Arrive at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR for picnic lunch (bring food)

1:30 - 5:00   Birdwatching on the trails of Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR

5:30 - 7:00  Dinner at Yesterdays (bring money for your meal)

8:00  Arrive at Landmark Motel in Wildwood, NJ

9:00 - ?  Wildwood nightlife (or sleep early to maximize Sunday energy!)

on your own




Sunday, May 14th

5:30 am     Optional early bird walk on the beach

7:00 am      Breakfast buffet at the Red Oak   (included)

8:15 - 10     Birding at Higbee Beach

10:30 - 12   Birdwatching and sightseeing at Cape May Point

12:00 - 1:00 Picnic lunch with food catered by Ithaca Bakery (included)

1:30 - 3:30   Afternoon birding at Belleplain State Forest or Jake's Landing

3:30    Depart Belleplain for Ithaca


Stop along the way for dinner (bring money for meal)

10:00 pm      Arrive at Lab of Ornithology (approximate arrival time)



Price includes transportation, lodging (double occupancy), expert instruction, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Single rooms available for an additional $50. 





Please Bring
Snacks for bus rides, a brown bag lunch for Saturday, money for dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Sunday Breakfast and Lunch are included in the price.  

Binoculars (and/or spotting scope - if you have one), field guide, sunscreen, water bottle, and bug repellent.

Casual. Light-colored clothing (long pants) and socks, and sun hats. We recommend monitoring the weather forecast—you may need to bring rain gear and/or a windbreaker!!

200 per person, shared occupancy; Add $50 per night for a single room.  Price includes instruction by top-notch field trip leaders, round-trip bus fare, motel room (shared, double occupancy), and any complimentary meals (as specified) above. Each motel room has two double beds, so you may want to decide who you would like to room with in advance.

No refunds after April 28th (though you may find someone to take your place if you need to cancel). 

Special arrangements
Much of the fun of this trip is traveling together on the bus. Enrollment in this trip is limited by the number of seats on the bus and due to logistical constraints. 


On board entertainment includes films and birding and bird trivia!   The bus is equipped with wi-fi.

For more Information: Telephone 607-254-2165
or (toll-free) 800-843-BIRD
or send an email to: