Eagle Optics donates time, equipment, expert personnel, and much needed funding to a variety of organizations working to make our world a better place. Shopping at Eagle Optics helps maintain and improve the quality of our natural world. Eagle Optics will match donations to Optics for the Tropics, Inc. dollar for dollar. Your contribution will double and make twice the difference in bird conservation.
SE Partners in Flight has a goal to increase participation of Caribbean nations in regional PIF efforts. To accomplish this, southeastern states are developing partnerships to exchange information and resources needed to focus on the improvement of survey and monitoring, research, management and education involving birds and their habitats. The power lies in the synergy that builds when diverse, committed groups who care about birds work together for a common goal. Optics for the Tropics, Inc. is one mechanism to grease the rails for states to begin participation with a partner. As funds are raised, binoculars will be distributed to research and education projects identified throughout the Caribbean.
American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to the conservation of wild birds and their habitats in the Americas. The fundamental role of ABC is to build coalitions of conservation groups, scientists, and members of the public, to tackle key bird priorities using the best resources available. ABC has offices in Washington D.C. and The Plains, Virginia, and staff in Colorado, Montana, and Oregon.
Birders' Exchange is a bird conservation program of the American Birding Association. Birders' Exchange collects used and new birding equipment and redistributes it, free of charge, to researchers, conservationists, and educators working to conserve birds and their habitats in the Neotropics. These donations help our Latin American partners to develop local conservation strategies and to educate local citizens about bird conservation and ecosystem-wide habitat protection. This effort is also part of our work in Partners in Flight, designed to address bird conservation needs across the Americas.
Since its founding in 1992, the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory has focused on partnerships to accomplish conservation. Working closely with people who share our goals, whether they are individuals, organizations, or corporations has enabled us to protect over 5 million acres of coastal habitat; to monitor annual migrations of raptors and songbirds; examine the over-wintering ecology of grassland birds; and participate in ornithological initiatives that are shaping the future of bird populations in the Americas.
The mission of the Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds is to promote the scientific study and conservation of Caribbean birds and their habitats, to provide a link among ornithologists and those elsewhere, to provide a written forum for researchers in the region through the publication of El Pitirre, and to provide data and technical assistance to governments and conservation groups in the Caribbean.
Warren and Lisa Strobel
She's a nerdy CPA. He's an award-winning journalist. But mostly they love birds, the outdoors and each other. This is a blog in celebration of nature, the environment and conservation. And, the birds.
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