Interested in becoming a Sponsor for the 2018 Festival?
Perhaps your business would be interested in sponsoring an Event at the Festival - Keynote Presentation, Opening Reception, Afternoon Social, etc. Contact us at 321-268-5224 or to discuss how to get more exposure for your product and business before, during and after the Festival.
We encourage you to patronize the sponsors, partners, and advertisers and visit the parks and preserves that have so generously donated staff and access for this event. Through their support, they have made a commitment to protect our natural resources.
Seafood at its best! Dixie Crossroads has served local wild-caught seafood since 1983. Why wild-caught? Because we are proud to support an American industry and serve the best quality seafood we can find. Families have come here for generations and always bring their out-of-town visitors for a taste of local seafood, char-grilled steaks, fresh salads, homemade soups and desserts. And everyone loves our free hot corn fritters! A full bar compliments any occasion. Kids and grownups enjoy feeding fish and turtles in the outside pond. Open daily at 11am. Large groups welcome! Proud supporter of the Festival since Day One. Please visit our web site at www.dixiecrossroads.com
Florida's Space Coast is a family-friendly destination located 45-minutes east of Orlando. Encompassing Cocoa Beach, Melbourne & the Beaches, Port Canaveral, Titusville, and Palm Bay, it is home to the world's second busiest cruise port and 72 miles of beaches, the longest stretch in the state; as well as 190,000 acres of wetlands and waterways full of habitat found nowhere else. Florida's Space Coast is where rockets still soar into orbit from Kennedy Space Center. For more information, contact the Space Coast Office of Tourism at (877) 572-3224 or www.visitspacecoast.com
Swarovski Optik, an Austrian, family-owned company with a long tradition, has been producing high-quality binoculars and telescopes for over 50 years. As one of the world's leading optical goods manufacturers, Swarovski Optik sells products, which are a synthesis of superior quality in terms of functionality and optical performance, coupled with an emphasis on aesthetic design. Evidence for this can be seen in Swarovski Optik's wide range of optical instruments, which include binoculars, telescopes, optronic instruments, riflescopes, knurling/milling tools, precision and optical components. For more information about Swarovski Optik birding instruments and digiscoping tools visit www.swarovskioptik.com
Space Coast Daily is Brevard's #1 locally owned and operated news and information site. Log on free to Space Coast Daily for all your Space Coast Daily news.
The American Birding Association inspires all people to enjoy and protect wild birds. The American Birding Association represents the North American birding community and supports birders through publications, conferences, workshops, tours, partnerships, and networks. ABA publications include the award winning Birding magazine and its companion Birder's Guide series as well as the official checklist for the ABA area and the ABA Code of Ethics. The ABA's education programs promote birding skills, ornithological knowledge, and the development of a conservation ethic. Our conservation initiatives and programs directly benefit birds and their habitat on breeding grounds, wintering grounds and during migration. The ABA encourages birders to apply their skills to help conserve birds and their habitats, and we represent the interests of birders in planning and legislative arenas. We welcome all birders as members. www.aba.org
Bird Watcher's Digest welcomes you to the wonderful world of birding. We deliver engaging, entertaining, and informative content via our print magazines, our websites and e-newsletters, our podcasts and instructional videos, and our award-winning digital edition and app. Join us for one of our wildly popular birding events, including the American Birding Expo, the Midwest Birding Symposium, or our Reader Rendezvous birding trips. Bird watchers of ALL levels of experience and interest are welcome to join us. Start your birding adventure today by visiting www.birdwatchersdigest.com or by calling us at 800-879-2473.
Since 1966, FLORIDA TODAY Communications has been an active corporate citizen in the Space Coast community. As the Space Coast's leading media company, FLORIDA TODAY Communications takes a strong leadership role by promoting and investing in Brevard County through programs designed to reach out to its residents. In addition to the most comprehensive coverage of the issues and events important to our residents, FLORIDA TODAY's dedication to Brevard County is demonstrated through a number of action-oriented community programs including sponsorships, grants, volunteer teams, workshops, Volunteer Recognition Awards and many others. In the past year, FLORIDA TODAY has provided grants and sponsorships to more than 100 local organizations and events, including the Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival. Visit www.floridatoday.com
In 1993, Kevin Loughlin visited the tiny country of Belize. This vacation changed his life! Compelled to share his discovery of this Central American gem with others, he returned home, quit his job and founded Wildside Nature Tours! In the 22 years since, with a strong following of repeat customers spreading the word, Wildside's enthusiastic leaders have led birding tours, photo tours & workshops and wildlife safaris on every continent, including Antarctica. Our fun trips have attracted prominent guest leaders like Kevin Karlson, Kim and Kenn Kaufman, Amy and Scott Weidensaul and "The Big Year's" Greg Miller, who is now a full time guide with Wildside! Innovative tour concepts and well designed itineraries have propelled Wildside to be a leader in tourism, offering great trips at a great value to help you see the world or recognize what's right in your own back yard. Let a new journey begin! Visit www.wildsidetoursinc.com
The Canaveral Port Authority's mission is to develop trade, create jobs, and strengthen the economy of Brevard County and the Central Florida region. While carrying out its primary mission, the Canaveral Port Authority also spends millions of dollars on programs to protect the environment and imperiled species. Please visit the Port web site at www.portcanaveral.com
Florida Power & Light Company is the largest electric utility in Florida and one of the largest rate-regulated utilities in the United States. FPL serves approximately 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida and is a leading employer in the state with more than 10,000 employees. The company consistently outperforms national averages for service reliability while customer bills are below the national average. A clean energy leader, FPL has one of the lowest emissions profiles and one of the leading energy efficiency programs among utilities nationwide. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit www.fpl.com
Hunt's is a New England icon in the photographic, video and digital imaging business. Our Company was founded in 1889 and over the years we have gained the reputation as the destination location for imaging products throughout New England and the USA. We have grown and evolved to a staff of 100 people operating eight retail locations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine, with a corporate sales division, a law enforcement division and a team of professionals traveling the USA reaching out to our customers across the nation. Today we specialize in digital products including consumer cameras, consumer and professional digital SLR's, consumer and professional printers, inkjet media and inks. We are a leading specialty retailer for brands including Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, Pentax and Leica cameras, lenses and accessories. And we stock every major product for capturing, printing and storing images. Visit us at www.huntsphoto.com
Time & Optics Ltd is a family owned business since 1974, located in the heart of Ohio. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible customer satisfaction. Offering birders and nature enthusiasts the best there is to offer in Binoculars, Spotting Scopes, Tripods and accessories. Call us toll free 1-888-308-0727 we will quote you a price on any of our products. We love birds and we love birding, see ya in the field! - Robert at Time & Optics
When Victor Emanuel Nature Tours was founded over 30 years ago, Victor never dreamed it would become the largest company in the world specializing in birding tours. VENT success has been due to the quality of leaders and the standards they maintain. Working hand-in-hand with trip leaders to make every tour a satisfying experience for each participant is a highly skilled and professional office staff dedicated to keeping clients well-informed and prepared. The VENT office staff has over 80 years of combined experience with travel and tour operation. VENT has played a pioneer role in helping develop ecotourism. Victor and his entire staff has been a strong advocate of supporting local conservation organizations, using local drivers and guides, and using in-country tourism operators. Contact VENT at www.ventbird.com or call 800/328-VENT
Carl Zeiss Sports Optics is a leading, international provider of premium sports optics and part of the Consumer Optics Group of Carl Zeiss. Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, 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 Sports Optics North American headquarters is located in North Chesterfield, Va. www.zeiss.com
Celestron is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality optical products including telescopes, sport optics, microscopes, and outdoor electronics. Since manufacturing its first telescope in 1960, Celestron has grown to become the world's #1 telescope maker, winning multiple awards from many prestigious media outlets and organizations. Among serious amateur astronomers, the name Celestron is synonymous with superior optics and innovative technology. The company has a longstanding track record supporting astronomy and outdoor related nonprofits such as the International Dark-Sky Association, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and Astronomers Without Borders. Celestron is privately held and operates out of its corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Torrance, California. Learn more about Celestron at www.celestron.com
The City of Titusville has supported the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival from its inception in 1997 and looks forward to continuing that support for this premier environmental event in the future. Titusville is a diverse community of hometown neighborhoods built among natural treasures, fostering civic pride, family activities and community service. We strive to fulfill the words of our mission statement, "Through teamwork and leadership, the City of Titusville provides essential services to improve the quality of life of our community" and, our motto, "Gateway to Nature and Space" Learn more about our city at www.titusville.com
Coastal Angler Magazine is Florida's Largest Outdoor Publication, with circulation at 500,000 copies monthly! After years of being the primary resource for Florida's anglers, boaters and conservationists, Coastal Angler Magazine is delivering its message nationally through a system of 50 partnerships with like-minded Franchisees in 43 states. In an era when marine resources and fragile ecosystems seem destined to move toward depletion and degradation, Coastal Angler Magazine strives to educate and inform their broad readership on the issues and common sense imperatives of protecting and preserving the nation's wonderful marine resources. www.coastalanglermagazine.com
Farmton is an area of approximately 59,000 acres situated in both Volusia and Brevard counties in east central Florida. It was bought by the Deering family of Chicago starting in the 1920s and benefits from careful stewardship of the land for nearly 90 years. In fact, the name for our company, Miami Corporation, was chosen because of the many winters the family enjoyed in Miami, FL. In the present day, Farmton includes timbering operations using best management practices, a mitigation bank restoring thousands of acres of wetlands, and quality wildlife management. For additional information visit www.farmtontreefarm.com
Health First is an integrated delivery network (IDN) that includes health insurance plans, hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group and outpatient and wellness services. A not-for-profit organization, Health First provided more than $129 million in community support in 2015. To learn more about Health First's commitment to community, please visit www.HFgivesback.org
KOWA offers an extensive line of binoculars, spotting scopes, lenses, and digiscoping equipment that excel in even the most rugged conditions. The design of our products utilize Eco-Glass and are ergonomically designed to optimize ease of use. KOWA's variety of products deliver quality optical performance to the outdoor enthusiast. www.sportingoptics.kowa-usa.com
The Merritt Island Wildlife Association (MIWA) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that supports the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. MIWA currently has over 1,200 members, the largest refuge friends group in the nation. It provides volunteers, finances educational programs, materials, and equipment for refuge projects. In addition, they promote conservation, awareness, appreciation of the refuge and support many refuge programs. Due to budget limitations, many programs would not take place without the support of MIWA and its dedicated volunteers. MIWA relies on grant awards, generous private businesses and individual contributions to assist in their efforts. They also operate the Bookery, a bookstore/gift shop located in the Refuge Visitor's Center, with all proceeds going directly toward refuge projects. For information about MIWA or how to become a member, call Sandee Larsen 321 861-2377 or visit the website at www.merrittislandwildlifeassociation.org
Opticron is a family run optics company originating from the UK. With a HQ established in North Carolina, Opticron USA has lived up to the expectation of excellent quality, value for money sports optics making the most of their maxim 'smaller, lighter, brighter, sharper'. Stop by the booth to see what we do. www.opticronusa.com
Panasonic offers the LUMIX G Series cameras, a mirrorless design for professional quality hybrid photography, combining still and video images at the highest quality. Along with Micro Four Thirds LEICA lenses, the cameras offer advanced features suited to the demands of the professional photographer. Visit www.lumixlounge.com to learn more.
Parrish Healthcare® is a regional integrated care network and America's first to earn integrated care certification from The Joint Commission. Parrish Healthcare's integrated care network includes Parrish Medical Center, a Mayo Clinic Care Network member and one of America's most recognized hospitals for clinical quality, patient safety and healing environments; Parrish Medical Group, Florida Health Network, Mayo Clinic-Jacksonville, Nemours Children's Hospital and OMNI Healthcare. For more information, visit www.parrishhealthcare.com to learn more.
Princeton University Press is a leading international natural history publisher with an unparalleled range of field guides and identification manuals. Recent birding titles and other natural history books will be on display. Outstanding titles include Nathan Emery's Bird Brain: An Investigation of Avian Intelligence, Listening to a Continent Sing, by Donald Kroodsma, and The Bees in Your Backyard by Joe Wilson and Olivia Messinger Carril. Please drop by our booth to see these and many other titles! press.princeton.edu/birds
Rockjumper Birding Tours annually offer 300 tours to 100 countries and all 7 continents. Our highly skilled professional tour leaders are fun, energetic and motivated to ensure you find the world's most sought after birds. With 18+ years of specialized experience, we also offer customized tours, and excellent value for money. www.rockjumperbirding.com
Waste Management, Inc. is its industry's leading provider of comprehensive waste management services. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, protecting the quality of life in many communities, providing waste solutions to approximately 25 million residential and two million commercial customers in North America.Waste Management offers a full range of collection, disposal, recycling and environmental services to meet the needs of each customer. Waste Management is strongly committed to the safe and responsible management of waste and the highest quality of service. They are responsive to the concerns of citizens and work diligently to ensure regulatory compliance and protection of the public's health and natural resources. Waste Management is a continuing Festival sponsor actively involved in helping to promote the event. For additional information visit www.wastemanagement.com