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Coming Up: Workshops with Pete Dunne and Louise Zemaitis bookend Autumn Festival

Coming for the Cape May Autumn Birding Festival? Why not make a week of it? Cape May at its best with two of our best! Before the festival, on Wednesday and Thursday (October 22-23), spend two days with Pete Dunne on the Hawkwatch platform learning hawks. Then, after the festival, spend three days with Louise Zemaitis in the field when bird numbers are likely to be greatest, and the chance of rarities increases on Monday through Wednesday (October 27-29).

To register for either, or both, call CMBO at 609-861-0700.

Haven't signed up yet for the Autumn Festival? Advance registration ended yesterday, but you can you can register in person during the festival at the NJ Audubon desk in the lobby of the Grand Hotel (7am to 4pm) or at the Cape May Convention Hall (9am to 4pm) on Friday, October 24 & Saturday, October 25. The migration forecast is looking great--don't miss it!