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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.


City of Tucson – Presenting Level

Arizona Game and Fish Department – Associate Level

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has trust responsibility for managing more than 800 native wildlife species – the most of any inland state – for current and future generations of Arizona citizens. Its mission is to conserve Arizona’s diverse wildlife resources, and manage for safe, compatible outdoor recreation opportunities for current and future generations. AZGFD Tucson is responsible for conserving and protecting native wildlife in the borderlands and Sky Islands regions of southeast Arizona. AZGFD does not receive any state general fund tax dollars, generating most of its revenue from the sale of hunting and fishing licenses.


Beaumont & Port Arthur’s Convention & Visitors Bureau – Associate 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.


Natural Selections Tours – Associate Level

Natural Selections Tours was born in the rain forests of the neotropics and has since evolved to offer quality nature tours worldwide. We’re honored to help organize and design your bird watching, wildlife watching, or nature photography holiday whether it be in Central America, South America, Africa, Asia, or beyond. We’re eager to share our intimate knowledge of Earth’s natural history and conservation ethic with you, through group tours, individual tours, and custom tours as well.

We strongly believe in promoting conservation by improving the lives of wildlife and people as well, and are proud that our friends and clients join us in this philosophy. Every dime spent, and every minute devoted during our tours is done so with the intent of leaving our beautiful world a better place, and we thank you for making this possible!


Sabrewing Nature Tours – Associate 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.


Swarovski Optik – Associate Level

Come visit the Swarovski Optik Mobile Experience Trailer at the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival.

A new addition this year to the festival, the trailer will be located in the parking lot of the Doubletree, right outside the entrance to the festival.  Festival attendees will be able to try out all the Swarovski Optik binoculars and spotting scopes outdoors, and also get instruction in spotting scope photography with DSLR cameras (digiscoping) and SmartPhones (phone scoping).”


Town of Oro Valley – Associate Level

Life takes us down some interesting paths. Some of the most interesting are here for you to enjoy in beautiful Oro Valley. We offer world-class cycling, swimming, hiking, spas, golf and some of the most stunning desert sunsets on Earth. Oro Valley, your path leads here. Learn more at


Vortex Optics – Associate 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.


BWD magazine – Supporting Level

The famous Bird Watcher’s Digest is back as BWD magazine—in an all-new big and beautiful format. Check it out at or at the Nature Expo.


Kowa Sporting Optics – Supporting Level

Kowa Sporting Optics is proud to support wildlife enthusiasts through partnerships with great organizations like Tucson Audubon Society and by creating products designed with field use in mind. Our award winning spotting scopes can be found in the field wherever discerning observers are enjoying wildlife and are available in a wide range of price points to accommodate every user. Kowa’s numerous lines of binoculars range from our incredible YF II binoculars (ideal for use by child or adult alike) starting at just $100 to our mid-priced, class-leading BD II binoculars, up to our highest performing Genesis binocular line. Kowa has the right optics to meet every need, come visit us at the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival!


Leica Sport Optics – Supporting Level

Looking for something exceptional, you’re certain to find it with Leica Sport Optics. We create our optics for people who want to experience their environment up close, rather than from a distance. People who demand more, when others accept less. This is what drives our process of continuous improvement. Instead of resting on our laurels, we work with cutting-edge technologies to develop innovative ideas. Our greatest challenge is nature itself: it demands our absolute respect and it forms the cornerstone of every new project.


Wildside Nature Tours – Supporting Level

High quality, small group birding tours and safaris designed with your comfort, safety and enjoyment as our priorities! Our photography tours and workshops are designed and led by photographers and are never just a birding tour with a different name!