At the Symposium: MBS Sponsors
Special Thanks to Our Sponsors!
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.
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: $25,000Become our first Caspian Tern sponsor »
Swarovski binoculars and spotting scopes are the preferred choice of discerning birders around the globe.
Cerulean Warbler: $5,000
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.
Leica Sport Optics
Outstanding optical performance for birders.
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.
Our mission is to share the nature, history and culture of the Republic of Panama with passion and enthusiasm, focused on customer satisfaction and guided by the principles of conservation and social responsibility.
Ducks Unlimited is the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. DU got its start in 1937 during the Dust Bowl when North America’s drought-plagued waterfowl populations had plunged to unprecedented lows. Determined not to sit idly by as the continent’s waterfowl dwindled beyond recovery, a small group of sportsmen joined together to form an organization devoted to habitat conservation.
Competitive prices, knowledgeable staff, and exceptional customer care have made Eagle Optics the leader in supplying equipment to outdoor and nature enthusiasts.
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.
Rockjumper Worldwide Birding Adventures is very happy to again be a sponsor of the Midwest Birding Symposium in 2013. Please stop at our booth to receive your copy of our exciting 2014-15 catalog. We are a team of four tour companies: Rockjumper Birding Tours (now in our 15th highly successful year), INDRI Ultimate Wildlife Tours, Oryx Worldwide Photographic Expeditions and Tau Anthropological Safaris. Thus our catalogs are packed with inspiring images and travel details of over 250 professionally arranged and guided tours in these categories that span the globe. Your hosts at our booth, Ric & Betty Zarwell, will be most pleased to discuss our full range of birding, wildlife, photography and cultural tour options with you. Candies, and maybe other surprises also provided. Come see us.
Vanguard is a global manufacturer of tripods, camera bags and cases, shooting sticks, gun/bow cases, binoculars and spotting scopes with first-of-its-kind features and capabilities. With 26 years of expertise, these innovative products are hailed around the world.
Wild Birds Unlimited
Discover a refuge in your own backyard®
Northern Cardinal: $1,000
The American Birding Association
The American Birding Association represents the North American birding community and supports birders through publications, conferences, workshops, tours, partnerships, and networks.
Celestron is a leading designer, manufacturer and importer of high-quality optical products, including computerized and non-computerized telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, and microscopes.
Carlisle Printing is a full-service printing company in Walnut Creek, Ohio. Our tagline "imagine. we'll do the rest." represents the spirit in which we work. Ideas are the currency of our workplace.
Since 1974, Holbrook Travel has offered world-class birding and nature tours worldwide. Our programs focus education and conservation and are led by the best expert guides around. Visit our booth to learn how you can create a custom birding trip for your organization or sign up for one of our current offerings with Julie Zickefoose, Audubon Nature Odysseys, Friends of the Bosque del Apache and more.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Better products and services... More personalization and flexibility... Content that is effective and engaging. At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt we celebrate the curiosity, inquiry, and discovery at the heart of learning. How can we inspire you?
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!
Lake Erie Shores and Islands
Whether you prefer a getaway that includes lazy days at the beach, fishing with friends, and bicycling around an island, or one filled with exciting thrills like waterslides, roller coasters, and entertaining nightlife, Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands is the ideal destination.
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
ODNR Ohio Division of Wildlife
Enjoy Wild Ohio!
Founded in the UK in 1970, Opticron is a family-owned business with more than 40 years' experience in consumer optics. In that time we have met and exceeded the demands of tens of thousands of enthusiasts and occasional users looking for a pair of high quality affordable binoculars, a telescope or an accessory to help them pursue their pastime, hobby or obsession!
Princeton University Press
Princeton University Press publishes a wide range of award-winning field guides and natural history titles including the just-published The Warbler Guide by Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle, and the second in our "Crossley ID Guide" series—Crossley ID Guide: Raptors. We have a full range of books to peruse at our booth, so come on by!
Victor Emanuel Nature Tours
Worldwide birding since 1976! VENT is the largest company in the world specializing in birding tours.