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August 7–11, 2019 | Tucson, AZ

Southeast Arizona Birding Festival Sponsors

 

Thanks to our sponsors for their generous support in making the Festival possible!

 

Carl Zeiss SBE- Presenting Level

Carl Zeiss SBE is a leading, international provider of premium sports optics and is part of the Consumer Optics Group of Carl Zeiss. Carl Zeiss SBE, LLC is responsible for sales, marketing and distribution of its state-of-the-art binoculars and spotting scopes throughout the United States and Canada. Carl Zeiss SBE’s North American headquarters is located in Thornwood, NY. The company is a supporter of a variety of projects within the birding community and is the proud sponsor of Cornell Lab or Ornithology’s eBird platform, the American Birding Association’s Birding News, as well as a variety of young birder programs including New Jersey and Ohio. The product portfolio relating to birding includes its’ entry level – premium Terra ED binoculars, Conquest HD binoculars in mid-tier models and most premium VICTORY SF binoculars and new HARPIA spotting scope.

 

 

Bird Watcher’s Digest – Associate Level

Founded in 1978, Bird Watcher’s Digest is North America’s oldest popular birding magazine, telling great stories about birds, birding experiences, and hotspots. But it is more than a magazine: It is a publishing company, producing two magazines (BWD and Watching Backyard Birds in alternating months) as well as books and booklets; a tour company, offering Reader Rendezvous, so we can go birding with our subscribers and other friends to hotspots locally, nationally, and around the world; and an online birding optics and gear retailer, called Redstart Birding. Visit us at birdwatchersdigest.com and redstartbirding.com. Birding is better with friends!

 

Cornell Lab of Ornithology – Associate Level

At the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, scientists, conservationists, engineers, educators, and students all work together for a common purpose: to understand birds and other wildlife, to involve the public in scientific discovery, and to use our knowledge to protect our planet. Get help identifying that mystery bird with the Merlin Bird ID app, contribute to conservation research with eBird, a revolutionary citizen science program, or take an online course at Bird Academy. Stop by our booth to see all that the Cornell Lab has to offer and learn how you can support our mission to protect earth’s biological diversity.

 

Swarovski Optik – Associate Level

 

 

 

 

Tamron – Associate Level

Tamron lenses deliver a superb fusion of performance and value. Check out the new 18-400mm ultra-tele all-in-one zoom, 100-400mm Di VC USD and the SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2. Each has the focal length reach needed for dramatic close-up photographs of birds in flight. Moisture resistant construction gives you confidence when shooting in inclement weather. And Vibration Compensation ensures sharp images when using Tamron’s VC lenses for hand-held shooting. All Tamron lenses have a 6-year USA warranty and 3-business day repair turnaround at no extra charge. Register your lens towards 2019 VIP Club membership.

 

Tucson Electric Power – Associate Level

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) provides the energy behind Tucson’s economy. We deliver safe, reliable power to more than 414000 customers in the Tucson metropolitan area. We’re also a local leader in community service, volunteerism and economic development efforts.

TEP and its sister company, UniSource Energy Services, are among a family of utilities owned by Fortis, Canada’s largest investor-owned gas and electric utility holding company. Fortis completed an acquisition of UNS Energy, TEP’s and UES’ parent company, in August 2014. TEP offers comprehensive energy services through reliable, traditional resources and a growing renewable power portfolio. We also offer many ways to help our customers use energy more efficiently.

TEP’s community service efforts have earned nationwide acclaim. We provide direct contributions and other support for our employees’ volunteerism, encouraging a spirit of giving that is shared among the Fortis family of utilities.

 

Beaumont & Port Arthur’s Convention & Visitors Bureau – Supporting Level

Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas are along two migratory flyways which brings a wide variety of birds in multiple diverse habitats. This unique location offers you an experience unlike anywhere else. Within a 40-mile radius, you will find 28 great Texas Coastal birding trails such as: Sea Rim State Park, Sabine Pass, the Big Thicket, and Anahuac Wildlife Refuge, just to name a few. Stop by and meet Christina Majdalani, during the Nature Expo. Visit the Port Arthur birding page here. To visit the Beaumont birding page click here.

 

Birding Ecotours – Supporting Level

Birding Ecotours offers birding trips to many destinations all across our vast planet. Small group size and quality are of paramount importance to us, but our tours nevertheless tend to be competitively priced. Having an above average guide for your tour is not good enough for us and instead we only employ staff who we believe to be in the top 20 % in terms of their people and birding skills. We donate a minimum of 10 % of our annual profits to bird conservation and disadvantaged communities.

 

The Historic Y – Supporting Level

The Historic Y is the premier center for the arts, education, human rights, and social and environmental justice in Tucson.  

One of Tucson’s architectural treasures, The Historic Y is both a full-service professional office building and a community center. We offer long-term office leases; short-term space rentals for classes, meetings, recording, and events; and cultural, entertainment and educational offerings to the public including dance and theater classes and performances.  

 

Sabrewing Nature Tours – Supporting Level

The mission of Sabrewing Nature Tours is to inspire and cultivate excitement for the natural world by creating first-class experiences with exceptional personalized service in incredible locations around the globe for birders, nature-lovers, and photographers. We offer set-departure, custom, and fundraising tours that vary by length, by focus, and by location.

 

Vortex Optics – Supporting Level

Vortex Optics is a family owned and operated business with its earliest roots in the birding optics industry. We continue to produce high quality, rugged optics while maintaining our focus on People, Products, and Promises—three words that that illustrate our commitment to our customers and why Vortex is the Force of Optics.

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120 Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120
Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120
Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447