Sponsors

Interested in becoming a Sponsor for the 2019 Festival?
Perhaps your business would be interested in sponsoring an Event at the Festival - Keynote Presentation, Opening Reception, Afternoon Social, etc. Contact us at 321-268-5224 or to discuss how to get more exposure for your product and business before, during and after the Festival.

2019 Sponsorship Guidelines   -   Click here to download (pdf)
 
2019 Camera Company Guidelines   -   Click here to download (pdf)

We encourage you to patronize the sponsors, partners, and advertisers and visit the parks and preserves that have so generously donated staff and access for this event. Through their support, they have made a commitment to protect our natural resources.

2018 Sponsors


MANATEE

Dixie Crossroads

Seafood at its best! Dixie Crossroads has served local wild-caught seafood since 1983. Why wild-caught? Because we are proud to support an American industry and serve the best quality seafood we can find. Families have come here for generations and always bring their out-of-town visitors for a taste of local seafood, char-grilled steaks, fresh salads, homemade soups and desserts. And everyone loves our free hot corn fritters! A full bar compliments any occasion. Kids and grownups enjoy feeding fish and turtles in the outside pond. Open daily at 11am. Large groups welcome! Proud supporter of the Festival since Day One. Please visit our web site at www.dixiecrossroads.com

Space Coast Office of Tourism

Florida's Space Coast is a family-friendly destination located 45-minutes east of Orlando. Encompassing Cocoa Beach, Melbourne & the Beaches, Port Canaveral, Titusville, and Palm Bay, it is home to the world's second busiest cruise port and 72 miles of beaches, the longest stretch in the state; as well as 190,000 acres of wetlands and waterways full of habitat found nowhere else. Florida's Space Coast is where rockets still soar into orbit from Kennedy Space Center. For more information, contact the Space Coast Office of Tourism at (877) 572-3224 or www.visitspacecoast.com

Swarovski Optik

Swarovski Optik, an Austrian, family-owned company with a long tradition, has been producing high-quality binoculars and telescopes for over 50 years. As one of the world's leading optical goods manufacturers, Swarovski Optik sells products, which are a synthesis of superior quality in terms of functionality and optical performance, coupled with an emphasis on aesthetic design. Evidence for this can be seen in Swarovski Optik's wide range of optical instruments, which include binoculars, telescopes, optronic instruments, riflescopes, knurling/milling tools, precision and optical components. For more information about Swarovski Optik birding instruments and digiscoping tools visit www.swarovskioptik.com

EAGLE

Wildside Nature Tours

In 1993, Kevin Loughlin visited the tiny country of Belize. This vacation changed his life! Compelled to share his discovery of this Central American gem with others, he returned home, quit his job and founded Wildside Nature Tours! In the 22 years since, with a strong following of repeat customers spreading the word, Wildside's enthusiastic leaders have led birding tours, photo tours & workshops and wildlife safaris on every continent, including Antarctica. Our fun trips have attracted prominent guest leaders like Kevin Karlson, Kim and Kenn Kaufman, Amy and Scott Weidensaul and "The Big Year's" Greg Miller, who is now a full time guide with Wildside! Innovative tour concepts and well designed itineraries have propelled Wildside to be a leader in tourism, offering great trips at a great value to help you see the world or recognize what's right in your own back yard. Let a new journey begin! Visit www.wildsidetoursinc.com

PANTHER

American Birding Association

The American Birding Association inspires all people to enjoy and protect wild birds. The American Birding Association represents the North American birding community and supports birders through publications, conferences, workshops, tours, partnerships, and networks. ABA publications include the award winning Birding magazine and its companion Birder's Guide series as well as the official checklist for the ABA area and the ABA Code of Ethics. The ABA's education programs promote birding skills, ornithological knowledge, and the development of a conservation ethic. Our conservation initiatives and programs directly benefit birds and their habitat on breeding grounds, wintering grounds and during migration. The ABA encourages birders to apply their skills to help conserve birds and their habitats, and we represent the interests of birders in planning and legislative arenas. We welcome all birders as members. www.aba.org

Bird Watcher's Digest

Bird Watcher's Digest welcomes you to the wonderful world of birding. We deliver engaging, entertaining, and informative content via our print magazines, our websites and e-newsletters, our podcasts and instructional videos, and our award-winning digital edition and app. Join us for one of our wildly popular birding events, including the American Birding Expo, the Midwest Birding Symposium, or our Reader Rendezvous birding trips. Bird watchers of ALL levels of experience and interest are welcome to join us. Start your birding adventure today by visiting www.birdwatchersdigest.com or by calling us at 800-879-2473.

Canaveral Port Authority

The Canaveral Port Authority's mission is to develop trade, create jobs, and strengthen the economy of Brevard County and the Central Florida region. While carrying out its primary mission, the Canaveral Port Authority also spends millions of dollars on programs to protect the environment and imperiled species. Please visit the Port web site at www.portcanaveral.com

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Time & Optics

Time & Optics is a family owned business since 1974, located in the heart of Ohio. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible customer satisfaction. Offering birders and nature enthusiasts the best there is to offer in Binoculars, Spotting Scopes, Tripods, and accessories. Call us at 1-888-308-0727 or email us robert@timeandoptics.com we will be happy to help you find the products you are looking for or quote you a price on any of our products. You can find our complete optics catalog at www.timeandoptics.com. We love birds and we love birding, see ya in the field! - Robert

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SCRUB JAY

Brevard Cultural Alliance

Carl Zeiss Sports Optics

Bringing you the very latest in birding and nature observation binoculars and scopes, ZEISS is excited to show its newest products in the revolutionary Victory SF binocular and newest Victory Harpia 85 and 95 spotting scopes! We will have a complete product array for customers to try out and will also be offering the ZEISS "Try Our Best" program on the Victory SF binoculars for the duration of the festival!

City of Titusville

Titusville will soon be a major Trail Town, with three paved multi-use trails passing through. The Coast to Coast Connector Trail crosses Florida from St. Petersburg to Canaveral National Seashore, the St. Johns River to Sea Loop connects five counties to the north, and the East Coast Greenway traverses the entire US East Coast.

Florida Power & Light

Florida Power & Light Company is the largest electric utility in Florida and one of the largest rate-regulated utilities in the United States. FPL serves approximately 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida and is a leading employer in the state with more than 10,000 employees. The company consistently outperforms national averages for service reliability while customer bills are below the national average. A clean energy leader, FPL has one of the lowest emissions profiles and one of the leading energy efficiency programs among utilities nationwide. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit www.fpl.com

Health First

Health First is an integrated delivery network (IDN) that includes health insurance plans, hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group and outpatient and wellness services. A not-for-profit organization, Health First provided more than $129 million in community support in 2015. To learn more about Health First's commitment to community, please visit www.HFgivesback.org

Hunt's Photo & Video

Hunt's is a New England icon in the photographic, video and digital imaging business. Our Company was founded in 1889 and over the years we have gained the reputation as the destination location for imaging products throughout New England and the USA. We have grown and evolved to a staff of 100 people operating eight retail locations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine, with a corporate sales division, a law enforcement division and a team of professionals traveling the USA reaching out to our customers across the nation. Today we specialize in digital products including consumer cameras, consumer and professional digital SLR's, consumer and professional printers, inkjet media and inks. We are a leading specialty retailer for brands including Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, Pentax and Leica cameras, lenses and accessories. And we stock every major product for capturing, printing and storing images. Visit us at www.huntsphoto.com

Leica Sport Optics

Leica Sport Optics, a branch of Leica Camera, is a West German manufacturer of the finest cameras and optical products in the world. For the birder and nature enthusiast, Leica offers premium binoculars, spotting scopes, monoculars, and digiscoping accessories & cameras. This insures you are not only appreciating the finest details on the wildlife you encounter, but you are also able to capture every second through images and video. Come and see our exciting line of products including the latest introductions!

Sigma

Waste Management, Inc.

Waste Management, Inc. is its industry's leading provider of comprehensive waste management services. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, protecting the quality of life in many communities, providing waste solutions to approximately 25 million residential and two million commercial customers in North America.Waste Management offers a full range of collection, disposal, recycling and environmental services to meet the needs of each customer. Waste Management is strongly committed to the safe and responsible management of waste and the highest quality of service. They are responsive to the concerns of citizens and work diligently to ensure regulatory compliance and protection of the public's health and natural resources. Waste Management is a continuing Festival sponsor actively involved in helping to promote the event. For additional information visit www.wastemanagement.com

PELICAN

Kowa Sporting Optics

Kowa offers an extensive line of binoculars, spotting scopes, and accessories that excel in even the most rugged conditions. Kowa scopes and binoculars are available in a wide range of magnifications and sizes, ensuring there is a Kowa product perfectly designed for every user's needs, in any type of activity.

Merritt Island Wildlife Association

MIWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that supports the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. MIWA provides volunteers and finances educational programs, materials, and equipment for Refuge projects. They also operate a bookstore/gift shop located in the Refuge Visitor's Center, with all proceeds going directly toward refuge projects.

Panasonic

Panasonic offers the LUMIX G Series cameras, a mirrorless design for professional quality hybrid photography, combining still and video images at the highest quality. Along with Micro Four Thirds LEICA lenses, the cameras offer advanced features suited to the demands of the professional photographer. Visit www.lumixlounge.com to learn more.

Parrish Health Care

At Parrish Healthcare we believe that healing is a process that can be enhanced with the right environment –a healing environment. As a nationally recognized leader in providing therapeutic healing environments, our distinctive approach to health and wellness care blends the science of evidence-based medicine with the art of healing.

Rockjumper Birding Tours

Rockjumper Worldwide Birding Adventures offers industry-leading birding tours to 100+ nations and all 7 continents annually. expert tour leaders are fun, energetic and motivated to ensure clients enjoy the world's most sought-after birds, wildlife safaris and photographic expeditions. We are in our 19th year of offering customized private tours, scheduled tours; and have the most generous loyalty program in the industry. Our tours represent excellent value for money.

Tamron

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.2 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com and wachovia.com), and other distribution channels across North America and internationally. With approximately 280,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in America. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 19 on Fortune's 2009 rankings of America's largest corporations. Wells Fargo's vision is to satisfy all our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. www.wellsfargo.com

PILEATED WOODPECKER

Canopy Tower

Sponsored in part by the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners through the Brevard Cultural Alliance and the Space Coast Office of Tourism.

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Brevard County
Brevard Cultural Alliance
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Dixie Crossroads
Brevard Nature Alliance