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SOUTHEAST ARIZONA BIRDING FESTIVAL | August 7–11, 2019 | Tucson, AZ

FREE Nature Expo

Join the festivities at the Nature Expo! Featuring fun, games, free talks and vendors all held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tucson – Reid Park. See map for directions. 

Binoculars and Prizes Raffle! Pre-register for the Nature Expo now (for free) and be entered in a drawing for a new pair of Celestron Nature DX 8x42 binoculars and more prizes when you attend the Expo and pick up your raffle ticket. The winners will be announced on Sunday of the Festival at 1:30 p.m. We will also have additional raffle tickets for sale at the Expo for $1/piece from our Membership Booth (B13), funds raised support our continuing youth educational activities. Pre-register here!

Hours:

  • Friday, August 10, 12:00pm — 6:00pm
  • Saturday, August 11, 10:00am — 6:00pm
  • Sunday, August 12, 10:00am — 2:00pm

Free Talks – See Events page

Schedule of Activities-Times and additional activities still being added!

Friday, August 10

  • 12–2 pm: Creating Safe Home for Local Wildlife: Nestboxes and Bee-keeps with Olya Phillips and Kari Hackney
  • 2–4 pm: Binocular Cleaning & Evaluation  with Bill Thompson III
  • 2:30–4 pm: Creating Pond and Stream Water Features for Wildlife at Home with Jonathan Horst
  • 4:30–5:30 pm: Silk Art Demonstration by Raebird Creations artist with Saraiya Kanning

Saturday, August 11

  • 10 am–2 pm: Kid’s Zone–Miscellaneous Activities/Stations
  • 10 am–12 pm: Live animals with Reid Park Zoo
  • 12–1 pm: Kid Zone Owl Pellet Dissection with Deb Vath
  • 1–2 pm: Live raptors with Wildlife Rehabilitation of Northwest Tucson
  • 2–2:30 pm: Campfire Storytime with Pima County
  • 3–4 pm: Silk Art Demonstration by Raebird Creations artist with Saraiya Kanning
  • 5–6 pm: Advocacy Postcard-a-thon with Nicole Gillett
  • Facepainting in the Kids Zone
  • Short Birding Strolls around the hotel grounds

Sunday, August 12

  • 9–9:45 am: Family Birding Stroll with Deb Vath
  • 10 am–2 pm: Kid’s Zone–Miscellaneous Activities/Stations
  • 11 am–12 pm: Silk Art Demonstration by Raebird Creations artist with Saraiya Kanning
  • 11:30 am–1 pm: The “HOME” side of Habitat: hands-on building of nestboxes and bee-keeps with Olya Phillips, Kari Hackney and Kim Matsushino
  • 1–1:30 pm: Nestling Story-time/Owl Puppets
  • 1:30–2 pm: Drawing for Nature Expo Door Prizes
  • Facepainting in the Kids Zone

Festival Sponsor Exhibitors

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.

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.

Beaumont & Port Arthur Convention and 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. Our 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.
www.beaumontcvb.com/things-to-do/birding          www.portarthurtx.com

 

Swarovski Optik – Supporting Level

SWAROVSKI OPTIK regards tradition, origin, quality awareness, entrepreneurial boldness, innovativeness, absolute devotion to service and product functionality as the core values guiding all its actions. These principles have evolved from within the company at SWAROVSKI OPTIK and they are put into practice every day by all our staff.

 

 

 

Contributing Level

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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