The third annual American Birding Expo is heading east to be held Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks, Pennsylvania.
In addition to a portion of the entrance fee, sponsor contributions and fundraising programs have generated nearly $20,000 to the Expo Conservation Fund, which supports bird conservation and environmental education. The fund also supports BirdLife International’s efforts to protect critically endangered bird species as well as the American Birding Association and their work in protecting the declining rufa red knot.
Visitors will have the opportunity to see the latest birding-related products and discover tour providers from more than 41 countries and 42 states. More than 100 exhibitors will be on hand. Trends on display will include clothing, binoculars, spotting scopes, cameras, birding accessories, tripods — everything a nature enthusiast needs.
The Expo starts each day with an informal bird walk that is free and open to the public. Once the showroom opens, visitors are welcome to participate in the additional educational events and birding workshops that take place throughout the three-day period. Closing out each day is a presentation on a variety of topics from such experts as Scott Weidensaul, Julie Zickefoose and Carrie Barron.
The $10 entrance fee covers the three days with a portion of the proceeds going directly to the Expo Conservation Fund.
For more, visit americanbirdingexpo.com or call 800-879-2473.