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Ninth Annual Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival

May 21

https://wetlandsinstitute.org/events/spring-shorebird-and-horseshoe-crab-festival/

Located between the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the Cape May Peninsula plays host to one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles. Moving to the pulse of ancient rhythms, tens of thousands of shorebirds leave their winter homes in South America and fly north, dropping down onto the beaches of Delaware Bay just as horseshoe crabs climb out of the water to lay millions of eggs in the sand. For two weeks, the hungry shorebirds feed on these energy-packed eggs, doubling their weight before making their last migratory push north to breeding grounds on the Arctic tundra. Our shores host the largest concentration of spawning horseshoe crabs in the world, and the shorebird migration – nearly 10,000 miles end to end – is one Nature’s most epic journeys. This is the only place on Earth to witness this incredible drama.

Come join The Wetlands Institute for a festival that celebrates this great wonder – the shorebird migration and horseshoe crab spawning season.

Location

The Wetlands Institute
1075 Stone Harbor Blvd
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247 United States
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609-368-1211
https://wetlandsinstitute.org/

Contact

The Wetlands Institute
609-368-1211
dgriffiths@wetlandsinstitute.org
https://wetlandsinstitute.org/
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