October 13 – 16, 2022

Registration is Open

Please contact Lillian Armstrong at
609-400-3844 or [email protected]
with any questions

Our 76th Year!

October 13th through October 16th

Whether it’s your first time or you just can’t resist coming back, you will leave this festival a better birder with a heightened passion for birding and conservation.

Trips sell out fast, so REGISTER today!

Don’t Forget To Visit the Convention Hall


Convention Hall Hours

11:00am – 3:00pm

10:00am – 5:00pm

10:00am – 3:00pm

*Friday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm VIP Reception is open to Festival Registrants only.

Check out all the cool things to see and do

The Nature Place with Nature Nick

This year we’re excited to again be hosting Animal Adventures with Nature Nick, who has live birds and other animals on display throughout the festival weekend, and three special shows each day.

Show Dates and Hours
Oct 14-16

Fri: 11am – 3pm
Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: 10am – 3pm

Cape May Monarch Monitoring Project

Let’s Tag a Monarch Butterfly!
Monarch Butterfly tagging demonstration daily at 12 noon.

Hear the story of the Monarch’s long distance migration and the importance of the habitat in Cape May for its survival on its potentially final journey to its wintering grounds in Mexico! When you release the Monarch, don’t forget to say “Adios!”

Visit Our Many Cool Vendor Partners


Treasured Forever Fiber Studio

Cape Gift Basket Company/Worn by the Sea



Swallowtail Studios

Birdwatching Magazine

Drawing 10,000 Birds

Old Prints

Cape May Decoys

Turanchik Arts

Garden Variety Eggs

Cathy Cramer Wildlife Pottery

Nature Center of Cape May

RZO Face Painting

Destinations and International Tour Operators

Sabrewing Nature Tours

American Birding Association

Little St. Simons Island

Wildside Nature Tours

Bird Uganda Safaris Ltd

Holbrook Travel

Port Arthur Texas/Beaumont CVB

Caribbean Conservation Trust

Lower Rio Valley Nature Center

Natural Selection Tours

International Conference for Women Birders


Birdwatching Magazine

Princeton University Press



Vortex Optics

Kowa American Corporation


Leica Inc.

Carl Zeiss Sport Optics

Swarovski Optik

Cellular Tracking Technologies

Rick Young Outdoors

Osprey FF
kids FF

Gold Sponsors

Kowa is pleased to return as a sponsor of the Cape May Fall Festival as we introduce our latest spotting scope, the TSN-99 Prominar series. Come see us at Convention Hall!

Leica Sport Optics is proud to be a sponsor of the Cape May Birding Festival and New Jersey Audubon, an organization that embodies the belief in Nature for All. Their work in preserving wildlife and natural habitats is a testament to the dedication of its members to conservation

Vortex applauds NJ Audubon’s commitment to bird research, conservation and education and is proud to sponsor the Cape May Fall Festival

Zeiss is a proud sponsor of New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Fall Festival on its 75th Anniversary as Zeiss celebrates its 175th Anniversary!

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors