Residents of Georgia should keep their binoculars handy these days. You may have the opportunity to catch the Operation Migration Class of 2007 Whooping Cranes soaring overhead. The extraordinary mission of Operation Migration has long been near and dear to the heart of Eagle Optics. Founded in 1994, this dedicated group has been using ultralight aircraft to establish a second migrating flock of the endangered Whooping Crane. Their innovative methods and accomplishments have been recognized as the most successful species reintroduction in the history of wildlife conservation. Take a look at the Class of 2007 and read about their current flight progress from Wisconsin to Florida. Potential viewing opportunities can be found by checking the field journal. (Photo courtesy of Mike McDowell)
About the same time Operation Migration arrives in Florida, our Eagle Optics staff will be winging their way to Florida's Spacecoast Birding and Wildlife Festival. Our annual migration to this top-notch event is a trip we always look forward to. If you are able to attend, you might consider one of the optics classes being conducted by our staff. The Introduction to Birding Optics Workshop and the Introduction to Digiscoping Seminar will provide any nature enthusiast a solid foundation for getting the most out of their optical equipment. We have partnered with Swarovski Optik to sponsor the popular Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival Digiscoping Challenge. Be sure to visit our exhibitor booth where we will be showing off the latest and greatest binoculars and spotting scopes from manufacturers such as Swarovski, Leica, Zeiss, Pentax, Bushnell, Kowa, and Nikon, the lead sponsor for the festival.
We look forward to reading about the successful arrival of Operation Migration's Class of 2007 and seeing you at the festival.
Eagle Optics Staff