Thank you to our sponsors, who have so generously supported the New York State Ornithological Association 66th Annual Meeting / New York Birders Conference. Please support them in turn!
New York City Audubon is a grassroots community that works for the protection of wild birds and habitat in the five boroughs. It is also a diverse grassroots community of 10,000 members united by a passion for wildlife and the outdoors and a strong desire to protect nature for generations to come. NYC Audubon programs include conservation research and advocacy, such as Project Safe Flight, local trips and classes, their free lecture series and the Photography Club.
Swarovski Optik North America, a subsidiary of the Austrian-based company, is committed to the development and production of long-range sports optics of the highest precision and optical luminosity.
With a passion for experiencing nature in all its intensity and a vision of imparting an understanding of the pleasure to be gained from observing and of the fascination for that which is hidden and beautiful, Swarovski binoculars and spotting scopes are used and appreciated by birders throughout the United State and the world. Their adapters perfectly match different camera types to SWAROVSKI OPTIK spotting scopes, setting the stage for wonderful nature images through digiscoping.
Meopta is an international company with a long rich tradition of developing, manufacturing and assembling world class optical and optoelectronic products. Meopta‘s state of the art design, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities enable it to provide the highest quality products and services. Birders will be interested in Meopta’s MeoStar S2 82 HD Spotting Scope series and their new MeoPix iScoping adapters, designed to provide perfect alignment for your iPhone and your spotting scope or binocular eyepiece for digiscoping.
Zeiss. To truly experience nature, you need to take inspiration from it. This is a concept which has been reflected in every single idea of Carl Zeiss’ products and services for over 165 years. Just as nature never comes to a standstill and constantly changes, Carl Zeiss is always striving with a tireless curiosity and relentless passion to question the status quo and set new standards with technical innovations. Zeiss’s optics products for birders include binoculars, spotting scopes, and camera adapters.
The Brooklyn Bird Club was founded in 1909 with the mission to promote birdwatching in Brooklyn and beyond. The club sponsors weekly field trips, holds monthly meetings featuring diverse speakers on natural topics, and coordinates the Christmas Bird Count for its area. Recently, the club was instrumental in having Prospect Park declared an “Important Bird Area” by the National Audubon Society.
The Linnaean Society of New York was organized in 1878 by a group of amateurs dedicated to ornithology and natural science. Members share an active interest in observing and learning about the natural environment of New York. Linnaean Society of New York activities include monthly programs on scientific and conservation topics open to the public, local bird walks, field trips, and the publication of scientific papers.
Eastern Long Island Audubon Society (ELIAS) is a chapter of the National Audubon Society serving the communities of Southampton, East Hampton, western Riverhead and Brookhaven. Their vision “is to be an inspiration for all of those who feel a sense of kinship for Long Island by instilling in the local community a renewed wonder and appreciation for the natural world, and thereby a commitment to be, forever, stewards and protectors of the environment we call home.” ELIAS offers free field trips and monthly programs on environmental and birding topics and supports local conservation programs.
Seatuck Environmental Association is a not-for-profit, member-supported organization dedicated to promoting the conservation of Long Island wildlife and environment through education, research and advocacy. Founded in 1989, Seatuck operates two nature centers and offers a variety of environmental educational programs for pre-schoolers, students, and adults. Their conservation projects, rooted in the work of the Seatuck Research Program (SRP, 1979-89), focus on specific wildlife species or habitats. In recent years, projects have researched horseshoe crabs, migratory fish, salt marshes and maintaining the genetic viability of the American Chestnut trees on Long Island.
The Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island, was founded in 1996 by a group of experts in marine mammal science, environmental sciences, education and conservation for the purposes of conducting research, providing educational experiences and promoting conservation of coastal ecosystems. Research and education are inextricably linked in all CRESLI activities. As such, CRESLI actively seeks cooperative alliances with researchers, educational institutions, and the participation of the public. Our pinniped and cetacean research projects, for example, utilize public whale watch cruises and seal walks as platforms for collecting data and educating the public at the same time.
NYSOA and the Queens County Bird Club would like to thank the NYSOA member organizations and birding listservs that helped us promote the conference: