Are you a member of the Cape May Bird Observatory? I joined last year and went to the autumn show. I got teased because I didn't have any optics. I also missed the pelagic tour because I couldn't find the ferry. I had applied for a job at Cornell and was hoping to network with a professor and that didn't happen either. I'll be back again this year; still no optics, so I'll probably be a target for the bird nerds again, but at least I know where to find the ferry now!