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Old Monday 1st January 2018, 11:17   #1
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Optics Events 2018

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Old Thursday 4th January 2018, 16:37   #2
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Thanks Andy - only just back at my desk yesterday!

UK & Ireland

Idle Valley Nature Reserve, Retford, 6/1
Potteric Carr Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Doncaster, 6/1
Wolseley Centre In Focus, Stafford, 6/1
Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve, Colchester, 7/1
WWT Caerlaverock, Caerlaverock, 7/1
Blashford Lakes, Ringwood, 9/1
Hauxley Nature Reserve, Alnwick, 12/1
Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve, Sevenoaks, 13/1
WWT Arundel, Arundel, 14/1

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Morro Bay Birding Festival, Morro Bay, CA - 1/12-15
Wings Over Willcox, Willcox, AZ - 1/11-14

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Pete ..... Glad to see you back to individually listing the US festivals with the specific dates missing from the Birdwatchers site. Thanks for taking the time to put this together for us.
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Old Friday 12th January 2018, 20:47   #4
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The San Diego Bird Festival (21-25 February) will have a large variety of optics companies and retailers attending.
https://www.sandiegoaudubon.org/imag...re_low-rez.pdf

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Old Tuesday 16th January 2018, 08:54   #5
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Here we go with the next lot:

UK & Ireland

Attenborough Nature Centre, Attenborough, 20/1
The Barn At Beal, Beal, 21/1
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye, 21/1
WWT Arundel, Arundel, 23/1
Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve, Colchester, 27/1
Portland Bird Observatory, Portland, 27/1
WWT Washington, Washington, 28/1
WWT Llanelli, Llanelli, 28/1

http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-...s/results.aspx

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Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival, Titusville, FL, 1/24-28

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@Bruce - no problem. I only list here events that I know for sure have some optics exhibits included. Many on the BWD list do not but it's there for completeness :-)

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Old Tuesday 30th January 2018, 10:56   #6
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Next batch for you.

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Idle Valley Nature Reserve, Retford, 3/2
Chesil Beach Centre Dorset WT, Portland, 3/2
Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory, Sandwich, 4/2
North Cave Wetlands - In Focus, Brough, 4/2
Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve, Colchester, 4/2
Blashford Lakes, Ringwood, 6/2
WWT Arundel, Arundel, 10/2
Dawlish Warren NNR, Dawlish Warren, 11/2
Hauxley Nature Reserve, Alnwick, 11/2

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January - https://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/b...nd%20festivals
February - https://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/b...nd%20festivals

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Old Wednesday 14th February 2018, 16:01   #7
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And another lot for your enjoyment:

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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye, 17/2
Attenborough Nature Centre, Attenborough, 17/2
Stanpit Marsh Nature Reserve, Christchurch, 18/2
Low Barns Nature Reserve, Bishop Auckland, 18/2
WWT Arundel, Arundel, 20/2
Portland Bird Observatory, Portland, 24/2
Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve, Colchester, 24/2
WWT Llanelli, Llanelli, 25/2
WWT Washington, Washington, 25/2

http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-...s/results.aspx

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San Diego Bird Festival, San Diego, CA, 2/21-25

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Old Tuesday 27th February 2018, 09:02   #8
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Gosh - into March already!

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Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham, 3/3
Attenborough Nature Centre, Attenborough, 3/3
WWT Caerlaverock, Caerlaverock, 4/3
Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve, Colchester, 4/3
Potteric Carr Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Doncaster, 4/3
Blashford Lakes, Ringwood, 6/3
College Lake Wildlife Centre, Tring, 10/3
WWT Arundel, Arundel, 11/3
Hauxley Nature Reserve, Alnwick, 11/3

http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-...s/results.aspx

Monte Vista Crane Festival, Monte Vista, CO, 3/9-11

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Old Tuesday 13th March 2018, 15:02   #9
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Next batch for you:

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Attenborough Nature Centre, Attenborough, 17/3
Idle Valley Nature Reserve, Retford, 17/3
Brockholes Visitors Centre, Preston, 17/3
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye, 18/3
Rainton Meadows Visitor Centre, Houghton le Spring, 19/3
WWT Arundel, Arundel, 20/3
Portland Bird Observatory, Portland, 24/3
J & A Cameras In Store Day, Barnstaple, 24/3
WWT Llanelli, Llanelli, 25/3
WWT Washington, Washington, 25/3
Chesil Beach Centre Dorset WT, Portland, 25/3

http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-...s/results.aspx

US

Nebraska Crane Festival, Kearney, NE, 3/22-25

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Old Tuesday 27th March 2018, 15:35   #10
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Bit quiet this week - must be something else happening at the weekend...

UK & Ireland

Dawlish Warren NNR, Dawlish Warren, 1/4
North Cave Wetlands - In Focus, Brough, 1/4
Blashford Lakes, Ringwood, 3/4
WWT Arundel, Arundel, 8/4
Hauxley Nature Reserve, Alnwick, 8/4

http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-...s/results.aspx

US

https://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/b...nd%20festivals

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Ooops - late again!

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Brockholes Visitors Centre, Preston, 13/4
Damson Day Country Fair Lyth Valley, Crosthwaite, 14/4 - NEW VENUE
BTO The Nunnery, Thetford, 14/4 - NEW VENUE
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye, 14/4
Idle Valley Nature Reserve, Retford, 15/4
Stanpit Marsh Nature Reserve, Christchurch, 15/4
Low Barns Nature Reserve, Bishop Auckland, 15/4
WWT Arundel, Arundel, 17/4
Attenborough Nature Centre, Attenborough, 22/4
Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory, Sandwich, 22/4
WWT Washington, Washington, 22/4

http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-...s/results.aspx

US

Cape May Bird Observatory Spring Optics Sale, Goshen, NJ - 04/14-15
Galveston FeatherFest, Galveston, TX, 04/19-22

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And the next batch:

UK & Ireland

Chew Valley Lake LCE, Bristol, 27/4
Portland Bird Observatory, Portland, 28/4
Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve, Colchester, 28/4
Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve, Fareham, 28/4
WWT Llanelli, Llanelli, 29/4
The Barn At Beal, Beal, 29/4
Attenborough Nature Centre, Attenborough, 4/5
Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham, 5/5
WWT Caerlaverock, Caerlaverock, 6/5
Blashford Lakes, Ringwood, 8/5

http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-...s/results.aspx

US

The Biggest Week In American Birding, Oak Harbor, OH, 05/4-13

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And another set of dates for your diaries:

UK & Ireland

Blashford Lakes, Ringwood, 8/5
Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve, Sevenoaks, 12/5
Chesil Beach Centre Dorset WT, Portland, 12/5
WWT Arundel, Arundel, 13/5
Hauxley Nature Reserve, Alnwick, 13/5
Focalpoint Optics, Antrobus, 15/5
Potteric Carr Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Doncaster, 20/5
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye, 20/5
Rainton Meadows Visitor Centre, Houghton le Spring, 20/5
WWT Arundel, Arundel, 22/5

http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-...s/results.aspx

Netherlands

Dutch Birding Weekend, Texel, 11-13/5

US

The Biggest Week In American Birding, Oak Harbor, OH, 05/4-13
Colorado Field Ornithologists Convention, Longmont, CO, 05/17-20

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