Friday, March 22, 2019


A NEW and exciting School of Birding Workshop - perfect for birders of all levels, from beginners to experienced. Cape May is synonymous with migration and birds in flight!  This may include waterfowl, wading birds, raptors, shorebirds, swallows, and songbirds.  Join Migration Count Coordinator Tom Reed for a day of watching water and sky for northbound migrants, while learning in-flight ID tips and more about the status and distribution of spring migrants at Cape May.  As an added bonus, this session will also touch on the fundamentals of bird migration counts and how they are conducted, along with an introduction to the new Cape May Springwatch. Preregistration required.

Saturday, April 6
7:00 - 4:00 PM
$90 members, $120 nonmembers

Register now at: CMBO School of Birding

Friday, March 15, 2019


Take the “poor man’s pelagic” across Delaware Bay aboard the Cape May-Lewes Ferry at a time of year when hundreds of Northern Gannets (up close and personal),  Common and Red-throated Loons, cormorants, gulls, terns, shorebirds, scoters, and other ducks concentrate in the bay. We often see Ospreys arriving after their long journey from South America, and a Bald Eagle or two are always possible. This CMBO Special Field Trip is a unique way to experience these seabirds and the beauty of a Delaware Bay crossing. Join CMBO Naturalists at the Cape May Ferry landing for a half hour of birding from the landing (we've had Black-headed Gull here in the past). Ride the 1:00 boat to Delaware and return on the 2:45, arriving back in North Cape May shortly after 4 PM. The round-trip ferry fee is included in the field trip price, and as we will be travelling as foot passengers, you can park free of charge in the adjacent lot. PHOTO I.D. WILL BE REQUIRED.

Saturday, March 23
12:30 - 4:30
Preregistration required
$30 members, $40 nonmembers

Register now at: CMBO Programs

Tuesday, March 12, 2019


It may seem like magic that certain birders always seem to be at the right place at the right time, but is it really?  Join Tom Reed on this School of Birding Workshop for a full day of exploring Cape May and learning some of the tricks that experienced field birders use to maximize their time in the field - the calendar, tide cycles, weather events, geography, habitat, and history, among others. Expect to spend your entire time in the field, getting the most out of birding this world-renowned location. Preregistration required. 

Sunday, March 31
8:00 - 4:30 PM
$90 members, $120 nonmembers

Pair this workshop with the Gulls Simplified Workshop with Michael O'Brien on March 30th for an amazing weekend of the best of birding! What more could you ask for!  

Reserve your spot now: Cape May School of Birding

Saturday, March 9, 2019

GULLS SIMPLIFIED with Michael O'Brien - March 30

The School of Birding Workshop you've been waiting for! This workshop combines time in the field learning the easy way to separate the common winter gulls (and teaches you how to sift through flocks of gulls for something rare, perhaps even an Iceland Gul or Black-headed Gull) with an indoor review of gull plumages, aging, and details about rarer species. By the end, you'll learn to love gulls too! We don’t preset an itinerary, but will explore those parts of Cape May County that regularly hold good numbers and diversity of gulls. Join world-renowned author, artist and birder Michael O'Brien for a great day of birding! Preregistration required. 

Saturday, March 30
8:00 - 4:30 PM
$90 members, $120 nonmembers.

Register now at: CMBO School of Birding

Iceland Gull                                             © Erik Bruhnke

Black-headed Gull                                © Dustin Welch