October 14 – 17, 2021


Please contact Deb Shaw at
609-400-3836 or [email protected]
with any questions

By Louise Zemaitis

75th Anniversary

We are pleased to announce we’ll be hosting our Cape May Fall Festival in person from Thursday evening, October 14th through Sunday, October 17th

Fall Festival Highlights

Registration will include a selection of field trips, trolley trips, boat trips and indoor programs, as well as our Thursday evening Kick-off Party at the Rusty Nail, sponsored by Kowa! Cape May Convention Hall will be packed with all kinds of nature-related vendors, plus a live show animal show every couple of hours by Nature Nick. The Fall Festival t-shirt and artwork is being designed by Louise Zemaitis and we’re looking forward to some 75th Anniversary merch!

Join us at the Cape May Convention Hall for a wide variety of international birding tour companies, publishers and magazines, artists, leading optics brands and of course Nature Nick.  All free and fun for the whole family.

“The quality of the professional leaders and the helpfulness of the local volunteers really make the Cape May festival experience something special.”

 “The Fall Festival is a great experience regardless of your level of experience or expertise.  Something for everyone!”


Kevin T. Karlson

Kevin T. Karlson

Friday: Kevin T. Karlson, author and photographer, on his new book co-authored with Pete Dunne, Bird Families of North America

David A. Sibley

David A. Sibley

Saturday: David A. Sibley, author and artist

Check out this interview with David Sibley about his love of Cape May, recorded on May 13th, 2021 from Great Gull Island, off the coast of Montauk, NY.

Gold Sponsors

Bird Watcher’s Digest is proud to sponsor the Cape May Fall Birding Festival once again in 2021. We’re grateful for our longstanding partnership with NJAS. We encourage everyone to support their programs and events, and we appreciate their outstanding and ongoing work in bird conservation and education.

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