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21st Annual Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival has Appeal for Everyone
Did you know that Florida’s Space Coast is geographically located right between the northern temperate & the southern tropical climatic zones? That’s why we enjoy a remarkable variety of birds & animals. If
you want to learn more about
our amazing wildlife, the Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival
is the perfect place to immerse yourself in all things natural in Central Florida. Headquartered at the Titusville Campus at Eastern Florida State College, near Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, the festival features some of the world’s most renowned birding & wildlife experts. Dates are January 24-29, 2018.
Field trips take place at
the region’s best birding &
wildlife sites by bus, van, car,
hay wagon, pontoon boat & on foot. Some are morning trips & some last all day. Many occur on Brevard County’s Environmentally Endangered Lands properties. Pontoon boat trips provide the chance to see wildlife on the water; if you are interested in Indian River Lagoon restoration, one excursion will focus on oyster reef & living shoreline projects taking place in Mosquito Lagoon. Some of America’s leading wildlife photographers will offer classes &  eld workshops to help you hone your photography skills.
Classrm. talks & the Exhibit Center are based at the college. The Exhibit Center features 82 booths  lled with worldwide birding, nature & cultural tour operators; environmental organizations; booksellers; photographers; crafters & an outstanding representation
of camera, video & optics equipment. Deals will abound on travel to many foreign lands with adventures available in Antarctica, Africa, Asia, South & Central America & more.
If you’re thinking about buying a new camera or a pair of binoculars, don’t miss this event!
Dealers from Sigma, Panasonic, Tamron & more will have camera equipment you can borrow to try
out in the  eld. Once you make
a choice, Hunt’s Photo & Video
will be there with the best prices. Representatives from Swarovski,
Zeiss, KOWA, Leica & more will
be happy to show you the latest
in binoculars & spotting scopes.
Make a choice & you can buy new optics equipment on the spot
from Time & Optics. Bring your
old optics to the Swarovski booth
for cleaning & inspection regardless of the brand.
Field trips & photography activities require registration; classrm. talks
are included in the registration fee.
Entrance to the Exhibit Center is free.
To reg & to  nd the 36-page attendee guide, daily schedules & more visit www. SS
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