The annual British Birdwatching Fair will be held in Rutland, England this year, and is set to encompass the entire spectrum of the birding industry. With hundreds of stands selling a wide range of the latest products for wildlife enthusiasts and a long list of events and lectures being planned to run throughout the fair’s duration, there is sure to be something for anyone to get excited about. The British bird fair also plays a role in supporting global bird conservation by assisting a wide range of fantastic conservation initiatives.
Join Rockjumper at what is sure to be one of the birding events of the year, where we will be well-represented by some of our team members who will be happy to talk birding with you and answer any queries you may have regarding our services.
Come to our stand to collect your complimentary copy of our annual schedule & rates for the upcoming year!
|LM1||Friday, 15:00-15:20||George Armistead||Hawaii: Birding at the Brink
The USA’s 50th state is the world’s most remote archipelago and a volcanic hotspot, but it's also a hotspot for endemic birds. In this lecture we will take stock of what makes Hawaii so utterly unique and take a close look at its many endemic and highly endangered birds.
|LM1||Friday, 16:30-16:50||Keith Valentine||Angola – Off the Beaten Track
Angola offers some of the very best birding on the African continent with an extraordinary variety of species possible together with a wonderful assortment of mouth-watering endemics. Its recent history has meant that it has been largely overlooked by international birders. This talk will showcase this impressive country and all it has to offer from a birding point of view.
|LM1||Saturday, 12:00-12:20||Adam Riley||Birding Indonesia
Indonesia boasts over 1,600 bird species and nearly 400 endemics (more than any other nation in the world.) Adam’s discusses some of the avian highlights of this remarkable island nation.
|LM3||Sunday, 09:30-09:50||Forrest Rowland||Birds and Conservation in the Northern Andes
BCNA – an historical look into ornithology in the N Andes focusing on the development of conservation for the region’s birds.
Come visit us at the British Bird Fair ! We are in Marquee 2 – Stand 24,25!
The annual conference for the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology will take place in Carlisle, Cumberland County, this year. Birders from around the state are invited to enjoy a weekend of birding-associated activities and talks. Field trips will visit places like the migrant-rich Blue and Kittatinny ridges of the Michaux and Tuscarora State Forests, the grounds of the former State Hospital and Wildwood Lake Park in Harrisburg, Miller’s and Lamb’s Gap, Little Buffalo State Park, and State Game Lands 169 and 230, along with a mix of history and birds on the battlefields of Gettysburg and the ever-popular Audubon Hawk Watch at Wagoner’s Gap at the height of Broad-wing Migration.
Rockjumper is proud to sponsor this event and will be represented by our Chief Network Officer, George Armistead. Be sure to stop by and have a chat with him!
As the largest and most diverse shopping experience available to bird watchers in North America, the American Birding Expo is a retail/sales-oriented event which focusses on showcasing products aimed at birders and general nature enthusiasts. Free to the public, attendees will have access to exhibitions from around the world, where companies will offer their goods and services – representing all aspects of the birding and nature market.
Rockjumper is set to be a major sponsor for this event, and a portion of the proceeds generated throughout the event will go towards three distinct conservation initiatives at a local, national and international level. We look forward to seeing you at what is sure to be a great event.
Hosted by the Buffalo Ornithological Society, the 70th Annual New York State Ornithological Association’s meeting is set to take place in Niagara Falls, New York. With the activities being based in the brand new Double Tree by Hilton Hotel on the spectacular rapids of the Niagara River, participants will be able to walk to the falls and Niagara Falls State Park. Over the course of the event, several exciting field trips will take place, an assortment of top-notch vendors, artists and other birding groups are expected and two entertaining speakers are scheduled for the Friday and Saturday night programs.
Rockjumper’s Chief Network Officer, George Armistead, is chomping at the bit to join the other ~250 people expected to be there, and to represent us. Be sure to be on the lookout for him while you’re there!
The 28th annual Festival of Cranes is set to take in and celebrate the winter migration of the Sandhill Cranes to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. During the course of the event, birders from around the world will take in the spectacular views of the cranes as they set about and return from foraging. There are over 100 tours, workshops, socials and events to attend throughout the festival, providing every participant with a variety of options to keep busy. It will also be worth driving the Refuge’s tour loop to get a closer look at the remaining animals on the scene.
Rockjumper will be represented by Betty and Ric Zarwell this year, who would love to get to chat with you, so be sure to look out for them while you are there.
The 21st Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival is set to build off the success of its previous iterations to deliver a truly incredible nature-based experience. The event will take place from the 24th to the 29th of January 2018 this year, and will be held at Eastern Florida State College in Titusville, Florida. With World Class Photographers, Field Workshops Presentations and Classes all taking place during the event, it is not hard to understand why this is the largest Birding & Wildlife Festival in the United States. Add to this the international exhibitions that cover everything birding and wildlife related and you have the formula for a truly spectacular event.
This time round, Rockjumper is proud to be represented by Ric Zarwell, who is very much looking forward to attending the event, and will gladly help you with any queries you may have.