3rd Annual Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival

The Wetlands Institute is pleased to announce our 3rd Annual Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival May 16 and 17, 2015.

Located on the Cape May Peninsula between the Delaware Bay and Atlantic beaches, The Wetlands Institute is situated in an area considered to host one of the “wonders of the world.” With an act of timing only Mother Nature can provide, horseshoe crabs climb onto the beaches of the Delaware Bay to lay their eggs, while thousands of shorebirds time a pit stop during their spring migration to feed on these energy-packed horseshoe crab eggs. With so much life and a myriad of exceptional species on our beaches, it is impossible not to appreciate this phenomenon!

Come join The Wetlands Institute for a festival that celebrates an amazing spectacle of nature – the shorebird migration and horseshoe crab spawning season. Guests of all ages can enjoy shorebird banding demonstrations and volunteer participation, back-bay kayaking tours, back-bay birding and wildlife boat tours, reTURN the Favor horseshoe crab rescue walks, a horseshoe crab spawning survey, horseshoe crab teaching tank and aquaculture tours, horseshoe crab themed children’s activities, guided shorebird viewing walks, and more! For a full schedule of activities and pre-registration information, visit wetlandsinstitute.org.

Proceeds from the event will help support the Delaware Bay International Shorebird Project and The Wetlands Institute’s conservation and education programs focused on shorebird and horseshoe crab conservation.

The Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival is sponsored by Lucky Bones Backwater Grille. It is held in collaboration with: Borough of Stone Harbor; Celebrate Delaware Bay; Cape May Bird Observatory; Township of Middle; and US Fish and Wildlife Service – Cape May National Wildlife Refuge.

Tickets can be purchased online at wetlandsinstitute.org or at the door.
Two-Day Ticket: Non-Member: $15 Adult, $10 Child. Member: $13 Adult, $8 Child.
One-Day Ticket: Non-Member: $10 Adult, $8 Child, $30 Family Pack of 4. Member: $8 Adult, $6 Child, $25 Family Pack of 4.