Eagle Optics-Swarovski Optik Costa Rica Birding Tour 2014

Costa Rica Birding Tour

Eagle Optics—Swarovski Optik Birding Tour

Costa Rica
March 20 – 26, 2014

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Led by Eagle Optics and Swarovski

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. Costa Rica is the destination for the first Eagle Optics-Swarovki Optik Birding Tour, and March 20 – 26, 2014 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 9 others will bird with Ben Lizdas 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 10 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!

About the workshop leaders

Ben has been working at Eagle Optics for 13 years, consulting with birders about optics and spending time birding across the country at numerous birding festivals, where he enjoys interacting with friends and customers. Through his work as Sales Manager with Eagle Optics, he’s also had the chance to develop a love for tropical birding on trips to Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Guatemala.

As a former restoration ecologist, Ben first fell in love with birds and birding while doing vegetation studies on the prairies and oak savannahs of Southern Wisconsin. Having witnessed and appreciated the avian diversity of North and Central America while on the road, he still maintains a fondness for those grassland birds that first piqued his interest 10 years ago.

Photo courtesy of shorebirdfestival.com.

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.

Accomodations at Selva Vere Lodge and Rainforest Reserve

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