Support from community sponsors is a big part of making the Down East Spring Birding Festival possible each year, and we invite you to become a sponsor of the 2017 Festival!
To become a Festival Sponsor:OR
The festival is an excellent kick-off to the areaâ€™s summer tourist season. Birders stay in area hotels, eat in area restaurants, fuel up and get snacks at area gas stations, and shop at gift stores for souvenirs from the Cobscook Bay Region. Weâ€™d love to direct participants your way when theyâ€™re looking for local businesses to support.
Your sponsorship helps us promote the festival in magazines, newspapers, and online, in direct mailings to birding groups, in visitors centers on the Maine Turnpike and in Calais, and in outreach efforts to area schools. In exchange, birders learn about your business and are able to take advantage of all this region has to offer. Perhaps you might also offer special deals to bring patrons to your venue - we are glad to help you develop an ad or web listing.
Be in touch with any questions by emailing email@example.com, or calling 733-2233, ext. 330.
Special thanks to the stewards and land owners of places we visit during the Festival, including: Downeast Coastal Conservancy, Downeast Lakes Land Trust, Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Baskahegan Company, Downeast Salmon Federation, Roosevelt Campobello Intl Park, Saint Croix Island, and Wymanâ€™s blueberry barrens â€“ and to Washington County Community College for donating bikes.
The Down East Spring Birding Festival is hosted by the Cobscook Community Learning Center in partnership with a local organizing committee, which includes Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, Fundy Chapter of the Maine Audubon Society, Cobscook Bay State Park, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Maine Sea Grant Program, and Downeast Lakes Land Trust.