ABA Fall Migration in Cape May

      Cape May, NJ 08204, USA

      23 reviews
      Oct 15 - 19, 2023
      Group size: 6 - 16
      ABA Fall Migration in Cape May
      Cape May, NJ 08204, USA

      23 reviews

      Oct 15 - 19, 2023
      Group size: 6 - 16

      About this trip

      We travel to Cape May, New Jersey, for the heart of fall migration. This is an excellent time for hawks, sparrows, returning seaducks and northeast specialists like Purple Sandpiper, Great Cormorant and more. Cape May itself has much to offer, and is among the most famous birding spots and migration meccas in the world.

      This fall migration tour is built around raptor, songbird, seabird, and monarch migration with field trips and workshops on each. We will be guided by raptor expert and Ornitherapy author Holly Merker, and we will also learn from staff at Cape May Bird Observatory and Cellular Tracking Technologies. 

      What’s included

      • Accommodation
        4 hotel nights.
      • Meals
        3 meals per day from dinner on day 1 until breakfast until day 5. Including non-alcoholic beverages during meals.
      • Transportation
        Local transportation to and from sites visited.
      • Airport transfers
        Pick-up at PHL airport 10/15 at 1pm. Drop-off at PHL airport 10/19 at 11am.
      • Guiding fees
        All guiding fees for tour leaders and local guides.
      • Entrance fees
        All entrance fees to sites mentioned in the itinerary.
      • Activities
        All activities as described in the itinerary.
      • Donations
        Donations to CMBO, CTT, and local conservation program.

      What’s not included

      • Transportation
        Transportation between your home and the start/end point of the tour (i.e. Philadelphia International Airport.)
      • Alcoholic beverages
        Alcoholic beverages
      • Personal purchases
        Items such as (but not limited to) laundry service, room service, phone calls, toiletries, souvenirs etc.
      • Insurance
        No insurance is included. We do strongly recommend you get your own travel, cancellation, and medical insurance.
      • Tips
        Any tips you would like to offer tour leaders, guides, drivers, porters, wait staff, housekeeping etc. for outstanding service.

      Available Packages

      Double occupancy

      This is the price per person in a shared room (double or twin).


      If you don't have a roommate, or if we can't find one for you, you should book in single occupancy and a single supplement ($600) applies.

      Deposit: $1,250
      Single occupancy

      This is the price per person in a single room

      Deposit: $1,475

      Available options

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