52nd Annual Meeting of the American Littoral Society
Cape May, NJ
October 25-27, 2013
Set in one of the most beautiful coastal communities on the Atlantic, we will enjoy the ocean front views from the La Mer Beachfront Inn (www.capemaylamer.com), and venture out into the natural areas of what has been called "one of the last best places" for bird watching, whale watching and surf fishing clinics. Cape May is internationally recognized as one of the most important migratory bird stop overs in the world, and Delaware Bay is designated a RAMSAR Wetland of International Significance, home to horseshoe crabs, sturgeon and other fascinating marine life.
Our staff naturalists will lead day field trips and night time star and owl walks, discussions and demonstrations to introduce you to the wonderful coastal life of Cape May and the Delaware Bay, and presentations on the work the American Littoral Society is doing to care for the coast here.
We will be participating in a bird banding demonstration by researchers studying migratory hawks, go looking for migrating whales traveling past Cape May on their way back to warmer waters, and have an opportunity to learn the secrets of surf casting right from the beach in front of the hotel!
And remember - dolphins are often seen right from the rooms of the La Mer
The weekend is informal, a time to catch up with old friends and meet new ones, as you explore and learn about the coast in this special place. Don't miss out - we always discover something special! We look forward to seeing you.