Saving Birds Thru Habitat

Caring for migratory songbirds

American Redstart. Photo courtesy of Mike McDowell.

Saving Birds Thru Habitat works to help stem the decline of our migratory songbird populations. The three-cornered keystone of the Saving Birds Thru Habitat program is to:

  • Introduce children to the fascinating aspects of our bird world.
  • Encourage homeowners to return their yards to native plantings.
  • Persuade businesses and property owners with large holdings to maintain existing habitat.

Providing optics for better viewing

"It's always a thrill to hear a child on his or her first visit to our center exclaim, upon locating an American Redstart with our new Denalis, "It's so beautiful! It looks like a pygmy oriole!" These kids will take the conservation torch from us when we must hand it off to the next generation. Eagle has done more than its share in helping us bring them into the fold by making it possible for us to have the needed optics to connect them with our fascinating world of avifauna."

"I was a fan of your company long before I was involved with Saving Birds Thru Habitat. Since that time, my appreciation for your company has grown enormously. Your dedication to conservation and education make Eagle Optics the unequivocal first choice for when we purchase optics for our own use."

—Kay Charter, Executive Director of Saving Birds Thru Habitat

Eagle Optics generously matched several grants awarded to Saving Birds Thru Habitat for the purpose of obtaining more than seventy pairs of binoculars and a spotting scope. These optics make it possible to offer visitors of all ages close looks at spectacular Neotropical migrants, such as Scarlet Tanagers and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks.

Photo of American Redstart contributed by Mike McDowell, an avid digiscoper, amateur naturalist, and Eagle Optics employee.