Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival May 19-21 Stone Harbor

Publisher Valerie Qualteria.

Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival May 19-21, 2017 Stone Harbor, Cape May County

Children and guests of all ages can enjoy guided shorebird walks along our local beaches and salt marshes, guided viewings of shorebird and horseshoe crab interactions along the Delaware Bay!  

There are Naturalist led horseshoe crab night walks, opportunities to view and participate in shorebird tagging with the International SSHCFest 300x300Shorebird Research Team, live horseshoe crab demonstrations, face painting, and hands - on education and conservation -based activities and game

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

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.

contact: 609 368 1211

address: The Wetlands Institute 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd, Stone Harbor, NJ


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