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Make your reservation to see spectacular avian diversity, and then leave your binoculars and spotting scope at home. Sound crazy? Not at all when Eagle Optics and Swarovski Optik team up to offer you an amazing bird trip and outfit you with top-notch Swarovski binoculars. It was such a success last year, Costa Rica is again the destination for the Swarovski Optik Workshop with Eagle Optics, and March 2–9, 2015 are the dates to put on your calendar.
Costa Rica is famous among birdwatchers as this small country, that encompasses only 0.03% of the earth's surface, provides sanctuary for almost 850 species of birds, or 5% of the existing biodiversity in the world. You and only 11 others will bird with Nina Cheney from Eagle Optics, Clay Taylor from Swarovski, and local professional guides. Don't forget—you are using Swarovski equipment during the whole trip to see tropical birds like you have never seen them before!
With only 12 spaces available, you should make your reservation now! Once the trip is over and you are convinced you can never go birding again without Swarovski Optiks, you have the opportunity to purchase the Swarovski binoculars at a discounted price. Sign up now for a Swarovski birding experience you'll never forget!
A Wisconsin native and member of the Eagle Optics sales team, Nina started bird watching at a young age — and just never stopped.
Once a professional juggler, Nina is a self-taught naturalist and enthusiastic observer of the natural world. Her most memorable bird experiences include the Texas Rio Grande Valley; Monomoy Wildlife Refuge off the coast of Cape Cod; Nebraska's crane migration; and her first pelagic, off the coast of Gloucester, Massachusetts.
One cold Wisconsin winter, she hosted 10 Eastern Bluebirds at once in her "Pink B&B," an insulated Peterson-style box on her half-acre prairie. This will be her first time birding in Costa Rica.
Clay is the Naturalist Market Manager for Swarovski Optik North America and a full-time birding naturalist who travels to birding and nature festivals all over the world. He is also a veteran Digiscoper, frequently giving workshops and online advice.
Clay grew up in Moodus, Connecticut, and started birdwatching while in college. He served as president of the Mattabeseck Audubon Society in Middletown, Connecticut and was the founder and first president of the Connecticut Butterfly Association. He also worked as a naturalist for Hammonasset Beach State Park. After years of birding in Connecticut, Clay moved to Corpus Christi, Texas in 2008.