The Midwest Birding Symposium 2011: Welcome!


The Midwest Birding Symposium would not be possible without the generous financial support of our sponsors. Please show your appreciation by patronizing our sponsors, many of whom will have booths in our vendor hall during the MBS.

Register for Sponsorship >> Download a Brochure >> Download the MBS 2011 logo >>

Why should my business/organization sponsor the Midwest Birding Symposium?

As a sponsor your business/organization will have exposure to more than 1,000 bird watchers at the symposium. Your company will receive national exposure through the pages of Bird Watcher's Digest as well as in MBS promotional materials. Please see the Midwest Birding Symposium sponsorship level explanations in our brochure.

As of today, we have confirmed sponsorships in the following amounts:

Caspian Tern: $25,000

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Merlin: $10,000


Swarovski binoculars and spotting scopes are the preferred choice of discerning birders around the globe.

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Cerulean Warbler: $5,000

Leica Sport Optics

Outstanding optical performance for birders.

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Ruddy Turnstone: $2,500

Carl Zeiss Sports Optics

For more than 100 years, Carl Zeiss Sports Optics has been trusted in the field by discerning nature enthusiasts who demand more from their outdoor experience.

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Cornell Lab of Ornithology

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology uses the best science and technology—and inspires the widest range of people and organizations—to solve critical problems facing wildlife.

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Nikon, Inc.

Nikon is one of the world leaders in digital imaging, precision optics, and photo imaging technology and is globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance.

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Northern Cardinal: $1,000

Tourism NT

Whether you’re looking for a great number of species or numbers within a species, Australia's Northern Territory is your ideal birdwatching destination.

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Birds & Beans®

Birds & Beans® is the only coffee brand in the entire country that solely roasts 'Bird Friendly®', Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center certified beans. Their coffee is also Fair-Trade and USDA Organic certified. Birds & Beans® is great for birds, people, and the Earth. Great tasting coffee, too!

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BINOBIB™ is a practical, inexpensive, adjustable cover designed to protect equipment while in storage or in use. The protective cover is constructed of the highest quality neoprene, laminated with nylon. Its simple design safeguards any kind of optic from dings, scratches, dust, dirt, and moisture.

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Carlisle Printing

Carlisle Printing of Walnut Creek is a commercial printing company offering a wide selection of services. We utilize the most advanced photography, design, printing and mailing technology to give you the best product available. Located in Holmes County, Ohio, our goal is to reach out and serve our local communities through the services and jobs we provide. We also continue to serve clients in many other states and around the world.

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Eagle Optics

Competitive prices, knowledgeable staff, and exceptional customer care have made Eagle Optics the leader in supplying equipment to outdoor and nature enthusiasts.

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Field Guides Birding Tours

Fun, professionally guided bird watching trips to 100 destinations worldwide. Providing the best tour experience is the continuing goal of our friendly, top-notch guides and staff.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has published the Peterson Field Guides series, the most informative and practical field guides available!

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Kaytee Products, Inc.

Throughout its rich history, Kaytee Products has been highly regarded for superior quality, reliable service, and innovative new products.

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Kaufman Field Guides

Compact but complete. Accurate and authoritative, but written in clear, non-technical language. Easy to carry and easy to use. Kaufman field guides are your best introduction to nature!

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Kenko Sport Optics

Kenko is a comprehensive optical manufacturer, handling everything from binoculars and microscopes to all camera products.

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Kowa Sporting Optics

Kowa is admired by outdoor enthusiasts around the world and provides optics that go beyond anything you've ever seen.

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Lake Erie Shores & Islands

Plan your getaway to Lake Erie today!

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Midwest Photo Exchange

Midwest Photo Exchange has been family-owned and operated for more than 25 years. We do our best to offer the best of all worlds—knowledgeable sales reps (we're all photographers), competitive pricing, and customer service. Getting the right gear, at the right price, with a personal touch will have you shopping with us for years to come!

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ODNR Ohio Division of Wildlife

Enjoy Wild Ohio!

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An optics company based in the UK, Opticron sets the standard for mid- and low-price bird watching optics.

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The Sauter Mitchell Sugar

The Sauter Mitchell Sugar Group is a team of financial advisors at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Working together with you to preserve your wealth and meet your financial needs. The SMS Group is also a strong supporter of bird and habitat conservation.

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The Scotts Company

The Scotts Company is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products. Our Songbird Selections® line includes suet, regional, and all-purpose blends.

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Wild Birds Unlimited

Discover a refuge in your own backyard®

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Wingscapes began with the simple idea that innovative technology can change the way people experience backyard nature. Building on the success of the BirdCam and the satisfaction it has brought its customers, Wingscapes is dedicated to continuing to develop new ways for everyone to enjoy nature.

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