Thanks to our sponsors for their generous support in making the Festival possible!
Carl Zeiss SBE
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.
Beaumont & Port Arthur’s Convention & Visitors Bureau
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. Visit the Port Arthur birding page here. To visit the Beaumont birding page click here.
Natural Selections Tours
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!
Naturalist Journeys offers worldwide small-group birding and nature tours. Our travelers enjoy learning, experiencing new places, photography, and fun. Through exceptional experiences, we strive to share our knowledge and provide quality experiences that foster a deep respect for nature, inspire wildlife conservation, and enrich and renew lives through shared exploration.
Sabrewing Nature Tours
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.
Come visit the Swarovski Optik Mobile Experience Trailer at the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival. A fun 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
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 orovalleyaz.gov/Community/Things-to-Do
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.
Babita Wildlife Tours and Travel has been organizing wildlife tours for 15 years and Vinod Goswami has 35 years of experience in this field. Babita Wildlife Tours specialize in arranging tailor-made private tours for private groups. We can advise you on where and when to visit, so you get the best experience of the wonderful wildlife that India has to offer on a tour designed just for you.
Our vision is to become the role model for world-class eco-tourism by providing quality affordable lodging, offering a highly-trained guide service second to none, and delivering exemplary assistance to all of our clients’ needs. Our mission is to share the nature, history and culture of the Republic of Panamá with passion and enthusiasm, focused on customer satisfaction and guided by the principles of conservation and social responsibility.”
Chelsea Green Publishing
Founded in 1984, Chelsea Green Publishing is recognized as a leading publisher of books on the politics and practice of ecologically based living, publishing authors who bring in-depth, practical knowledge to life, and give readers hands-on information related to organic and regenerative farming and gardening, ecology and the environment, healthy food, local economies and resilient communities, and integrative health and wellness.
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!
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.
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.