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SOUTHEAST ARIZONA BIRDING FESTIVAL | August 8–12, 2018| Tucson, AZ

Nature Expo

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

All who pre-register for the Nature Expo (for free) will be put into a drawing for a new pair of binoculars! 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!

  • Binocular Cleaning & Evaluation  with Bill Thompson III (Friday, 2pm – 4pm)
  • Reid Park Zoo with animals (Saturday, 10am – 12pm)
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation of Northwest Tucson Raptors (Saturday/Sunday)
  • Tucson Herpetological Society
  • Facepainting
  • Owl Pellet Dissection
  • Nestbox Building workshop
  • Short Birding Strolls around the hotel grounds
  • Nestlings Storytime (Pima County Library childrens services)
  • Silk Art Painting demonstration, Raebird Creations (at booth)

 

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

Contributing Level

Nature Expo Exhibitors

  • Arizona Game & Fish
  • Chaco Metal/New World Artisans
  • Marcy Gray
  • Holbrook Travel
  • Olympus American Inc
  • Raebird Creations
  • Tucson Audubon Habitat at Home program
  • Tucson Audubon Nature Shop
  • Valley Nature Center
  • More coming!

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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