A SERVICE OF THE OUTDOOR WIRE DIGITAL NETWORK
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018
Marietta, OH – The American Birding Expo will return to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania, September 21 to 23, 2018. The event is a celebration of the birding lifestyle, and a global marketplace showcasing optics and other gear for birding, birding destinations around the world, ecotourism, ecolodges, and birding tour companies, festivals, nature artists, books, backyard bird feeding supplies, and more! Daily guided bird walks, keynote speakers, and workshops are also part of the event.
Exhibitor registration for the Expo is now open at birdingexpo.com. Last year, booth space sold out several months before the event. The 2018 American Birding Expo will occupy the biggest hall in the facility to accommodate more exhibitors, as well as an "optics range" to allow side-by-side testing of binoculars and spotting scopes. All major optics manufactures, including Zeiss, Swarovski, Leica, Kowa, Opticron, Vortex, and Celestron, are expected to attend to demonstrate their products. At the 2017 Expo, representatives of 26 countries touted their birds and birding opportunities.
The fourth annual American Birding Expo is sponsored by Bird Watcher’s Digest in association with Audubon Pennsylvania and the American Birding Association. Bird watchers and nature lovers from Maine to California flocked to Oaks, Pennsylvania, for last year's event, and the draw is expected to be even larger in 2018. The Expo made its East Coast debut in September 2017 after a two-year run in Columbus, Ohio.
A three-day pass for the Expo will cost $10. Children 17 and under are admitted at no charge. A portion of the entrance fee, plus sponsor contributions and fund-raising programs, will be donated to the Expo Conservation Fund, which supports bird conservation and environmental education. The fund also supports the efforts of BirdLife International to protect critically endangered or threatened bird species, such as the rufa red knot and the Canada warbler.
Interested birders can sign up to receive Expo news updates here: https://www.americanbirdingexpo.com/signup
For more information, visit BirdingExpo.com.Watch our video here: https://www.americanbirdingexpo.com/video-expo-2018/
CONTACT: Bill Thompson, III
Director/American Birding Expo