Friday, April 27, 2007

Visionary Spirit-Past and Present

Happy Birthday to John James Audubon, born April 26, 1785. With his pioneering spirit, Audubon is well known for traveling our rugged, young country to paint portraits of American birds. His splendid work achieved such popularity, it was published and continues to be admired today.audubon_rsha.jpg Over 200 years before current headlines about global warming, Audubon's experiences made him realize the importance of taking care of our land. He would later bring to public awareness the gravity of destruction to bird and wildlife habitats. Audubon's legacy was subsequently the spark for one of the Audubon founders in naming the Audubon Society. Today's National Audubon Society has worked tirelessly to protect birds, other wildlife and their habitats.


Eagle Optics is honored to offer a line of binoculars featuring the Audubon name. A licensing agreement with The National Audubon Society benefits their vital agenda and offers a great group of binoculars which meet the needs of both seasoned and novice birders. Probably the most well-known Audubon binocular is the Audubon Equinox. The Equinox Classic is available in 8x42 and 10x42 and offers Advanced eXtreme Performance (XP) optical coatings, fully multi-coated elements and phase-corrected roof prisms. The Audubon Equinox HP 8x42 and 10x42 binoculars take the performance level even higher with an enhanced optical phase correction coating, Advanced XP multi-coatings, premium glass elements, and exclusive glare reduction system.EquinoxCL.jpg Both styles of the Audubon Equinox are waterproof and fogproof. A small interpupilary distance, makes this roof prism binocular a good choice for young adults or anyone with trouble getting binoculars to fit properly to their eyes.


Another roof prism in the Audubon line is the Vector binocular. This lightweight, rugged, waterproof and fogproof binocular comes in sizes 8x42, 10x42, 8x25, and 10x25. Featuring a great close focus of four feet and wide field of view, the Audubon 7x18 Mini is pocket size for ease of use. The reverse porro prism Audubon Compact is available in 8x25 or 10x25. If porro prism binoculars are your preferred sport optic, the Audubon Family 8x40, Audubon Intrepid 8x40 or 10x40, and the Audubon Raptor 8x42 or 10x42 come in a varied price range with the wonderfully bright views provided by porro prisms. Many sizes, styles, prices and the opportunity to benefit Audubon, make this a line of binoculars worth exploring for your needs.


Just as Audubon inspired the founders of the National Audubon Society, this organization has inspired many groups to join their efforts. Eagle Optics is proud of its long time patronage of conservation efforts. Just this month, Eagle Optics sponsored a team at the Great Texas Birding Classic. Our team placed second in the Big Sit competition with a score of 123 species, topped by the winning team's score of 124 species. The real champion of the event is the furtherance of conservation along the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. The Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Program is another important conservation effort Eagle Optics happily promotes. This outstanding program has generated enough revenue from stamp sales to secure almost six million acres of habitat crucial to numerous species of birds and wildlife. In conjunction with this program, Eagle Optics offers a Duck Stamp Cover which protects the stamp and attaches to your binoculars. Be sure to call 1-800-289-1132 or go online to get this cover for only a $1.00 charge, which helps defray shipping and handling cost.



When the Eagle Optics staff ventures out tomorrow for our first birding trip as a group, I will be thinking of John Audubon. His keen awareness of our delicate environment has been the launching point for the past, present and future's crucial conservation efforts. These important projects are responsible for the many protected areas where all of us enjoy the beauty of our birds and nature. So, thank you to John Audubon and our customers who support conservation programs.


Kristin


Eagle Optics Staff





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