OPTICAL AND PHOTO EQUIPMENT

The most important brands of the optical industry will present their novelties and range of models. Optical stands will be in front of the Tancada lagoon in order to watch the birds and test the binoculars and telescopes of the exposed brands. This year we are going to have much more photographic material exposed and best offers of the leading brands in cameras and lenses. Aldo we are going to have a second hand market to give the opportunity to our visitors to buy and sell their used material.

casanovafoto_logo Casanovafoto, leading company in photographic material sale and distributor of leading brands. fujifilm

FUJIFILM they sell products and services in the Electronic Imaging divisions (digital cameras and accessories) and Photo Imaging (equipment, photo-finish services, analogical photography and storages devices)..

logo_swarovskyJ. Esteller, SL has been the exclusive distributor of Spain and Portugal of SWAROVSKI OPTIK for more than 30 years, one of the most prestigious brands in sport optics. It’s also distributor of LEATHERMAN, MAGLITE or NALGENE. Logo Excopesa NaturaExcopesa Natura is a company particularly dedicated to nature observation, ornithology and digiscoping. They distribute exclusively in Spain the prestigious optic brand Zeiss, with the most advanced technology of the market. This year, they have incorporated to his portfolio the recognized German brand MINOX.
logo_lumixThe name of Panasonic/Lumix is a synonym for innovation, quality, performance and easiness of use. We have a technologically brilliant future ahead and that’s why we expect to have a relevant role in the leadership of the new society. Lumix G, is the Micro four thirds system of mirrorless Panasonic photo cameras logo_sigma_dbfReflecta, distributor since 1975. Sigma, Japanese photography brand since 1961. Zhiyun, Asian brand of stabilizers. Pentax, Japanese photography brand since 1919 and Ricoh since 1936.
Nikon, leading brand in photography and optics with the last technology in cameras, binoculars, telescopes and laser telemetric system. Olympus_logoSince Olympus was founded in Japan in 1919, it became in an important manufacturer of innovative optic and digital equipment for the health sector and consumes electronics. They have designed products for endoscopy and microscopy for more than 90 years, medical and industrial equipments , cameras and voice recorders
logo_leicaWith Leica you can enjoy the nature with an unprecedented intensity. If you are a compromised birdwatcher or simply a nature lover, they have some articles in their catalogue of the Nature Observations that guarantees to be your best travel partner Vanguard_Logo-Horizontal_Gradient_R_WebVanguard is an international company who produces photographic accessories and observation products with more than 30 years of experience, developing quality products and all levels for the consumers.
logoFoto Tècnica Import S.L. since 1984 is a company dedicated to import and export articles of the leading brands for the professional photographic industry and other areas related to image. Sony, worldwide leader in digital image, develops the most advanced technologies and integrates them in all of its cameras and objectives to satisfy, or even surprise, the most demanding photographers.
vortex_lgVortex is a leader brand in the binocular and telescopes industry. They have a wide range of products that satisfies the different levels of quality. Thanks to their VIP guarantee, if you ever have a problem, VORTEX will solve your problem. opticronlogoOpticron offers binoculars, monoculars, telescopes, tripods, tele-photography and digiscoping equipments and accessories. The spirit of the company is to offer the best solutions for nature lovers, no matter the age, budget or experience, giving the best combination of quality, choose and value with an exceptional customer service.
kowa-logoThe Japanese brand KOWA manufactures terrestrial telescopes since 1952 and has become one of the leaders in the sector of nature observations. The PROMINAR line, with models that incorporate fluorite glass is recognized worldwide for its optical excellence. tragopanTragopan is a company specialized in the design and production of gear for wildlife observation and photography. Every Tragopan product is the result of a longtime field experience.

BOOKS

Some of the most important authors will sign their books in AGORA.

logo_lynxComprehensive selection of publications of Lynx Eds, the reference publisher of nature books. In particular, the collections of the Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) and that of Mammals (HMW) and the HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist are among the most important works on ornithology ever produced. Monographies and bird guides of countries and regions of the world complete an outstanding offer of books. logo_oryx_peuOryx, the Nature Lover store, shares your hobby and gives you the expert advice about more than 15000 books of natural history that you can book on their website. They are going to have a wide selection of titles in the festival, so you can choose and enjoy special offers.

NEST BOXES AND FEEDERS

The most important European brands of this material are going to have a special importance in this Festival.

logoGarden Birds is a company dedicated to distribution of nest boxes and troughs for wild animals. They also give advise about biological control of plagues and encourage the biodiversity.

ARTISTAS DE NATURALEZA

Artistas que expondrán su arte en el Festival.

Mira al pajariko is an illustration and nature art project with birds as protagonists. They offer bird and nature illustrations that use techniques of watercolors, engraving, oil and acrylic painting. nuevo logo copiaPaper and feathers“, of Nacho Sevilla, is a sample of pictures related to the world of birds using different techniques (watercolour, oil painting, inks, charcoals, pencil…). He is going to sell originals and reproductions with high 
logo-lgs_naranjaALADEARCELucía Gómez Serra, defines herself as a wildlife artist who is devoted to scientific and nature illustration. She gives courses and workshops on this area and has a degree in fine arts, combining her profession with art exhibitions. LOGO PACO VENTURAPaco Ventura is an Aragon’s sculptor who is in love with the natural world. He matched his passion with his abilities to obtain extraordinary results. This artist is able to express in each of his works the essence of the species he reproduces.

BIRDING TRIPS, NATURAL TOURISM AND OTHER PRODUCTS AND SERVICES FOR NATURALISTS

Specialized companies and professionals in services like guiding tours, naturalists, hides, specialized rural accommodations, thematic webs, magazines…

logo_2016The electric bike of the Ebro Delta has a name, Deltacleta and will help you to go over big distances with less effort! Enjoy a special experience in the Natural Park territory. logquercusQuercus is a monthly magazine dedicated to the study, observation and defence of the nature. Founded in 1981 is a model inside the environment press sector.
Bird Photo Tours, with the conviction that wildlife tourism is an activity that becomes a resource for the local economy, whilst allowing, at the same time, to preserve species and territories we organize tailored photography stays. PHOTO_LOGISTICSPhoto Logistics is a company that offers services for the wildlife photographer. With our network of 70 hides you can take photographs of the most outstanding species in Southern Europe in the best conditions of distance, light angle and background in a perfect setting.
Mirua Logo color 2 - webMIRUA organize bird watching and nature routes and hiking through Navarra and the western Pyrenees. We will also inform you of rural hotels RECKREA and BIDELAGUN Tourist Association Sakana. The Euskadi Network of Ecotourism consists of the Reserve of the Biosphere of Urdabai, the Geopark of the Basque coast, its 9 Natural Parks, the network Ekoetxeas and ATARIA.
The Natural Reserve of Sebes and River Bend of Flix, managed by the Nature Group Freixe, is a hot spot where more than 210 different bird species have been recorded, a fact that allows the area to be an important place to offer activities of ornithological tourism. Fundació Ecoagroturismo – Ecotur is a member of the international network of agrotourism and ecotourism. It has a range of offers for bird observation.
Piculet Birding és una empresa d’aviturisme a Colòmbia, amb més de 5 anys d’experiència, un excelent equip de guies especialitzats i centenars de clients satisfets arreu del món

Noble Treks Birding Tour is a startup company that offers passionate trips to Nepal. Its main goal is to provide the best possible service to trekkers and tourists ready to visit the area in a different way.

TOLIMAHere you’ll find information of the two available experiences of birding tourism in the departments of Tolima and Risaralda (Central Andes of Colombia) with the representatives of both festivals.

Birdwatching Chile (Patagonia Fjord Expeditions) is a company whose goal is to explore and show to its travelers the hidden wonders of a virgin and unexplored region, where there is neither road access nor airports and where man can feel part of the lush surrounding nature. Specialists in the observation of birds and marine mammals (whales and dolphins) in the Chilean Patagonia.

MónNatura Pirineus, started in 2002, is an equipment of the Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera that offers stays and activities aimed to all type of publics, with a very clear mission: to make aware society for a sustainable development and a nature and landscape conservation trough education activities.

Espai Natura Muntanya d’Alinyà is located in the Catalan pre-Pyrenees , the only region of Europe where nest the four species of vultures that live in the Old Continent: Griffon vulture, Bearded vulture, Egyptian vulture and Cinereous Vulture. Located between the Cadi mountains and the Segre river, with more than 5000 ha and between 500 and 2380 m of height, gives it a very wide range of environments.

ORGANIZATIONS

logo_icoICO (Catalan Institute of Ornithology) is a non-profit entity that has about one thousand partners and more than 35 years dedicated to the study of birds in Catalonia. Is an association dedicated to the research and formation in applied ornithology field. Their activity is focused on ringing and integrated following of birds population. seoSEO/BirdLife(Sociedad Española de Ornitología) is the pioneer organization in nature and biodiversity conservation in Spain. Founded in 1954 with the aim of preserve wild birds and their habitat, its territorial establishment is based in their partners enthusiasm (12.000 nowadays), that support their work and collaborates disinterestedly in a lot of activities.

The Espais Naturals de Ponent are an exhibition of the natural values of this area, with a particular focus on its bird life. It provides keys for the visit to the natural spaces, offers interpretation activities, information about the species and accommodation.

Municipal organization of stewardship that works with the aim to take care and promote the Western Natural Spaces in the municipality from the Information Point and Interpretation Centre of the RFNS and the wetland of Utxesa.
logo gepec_0The GEPEC-EdC, Grup d’Estudi i Protecció dels Ecosistemes Catalans-Ecologistes de Catalunya is a non-profit association, dedicated to the defense, custody and study of nature with particular focus on the improvement of the environment in the Terres de l’Ebre, Priorat, Conca de Barberà and Camp de Tarragona in cooperation with European associations. L’Associació d’Empreses i Activitats Turístiques del Delta de l’Ebre (AEATDE) is a non-profit association created in 2005, encouraged by the process of elaboration of the candidacy of the European Charter of Sustainable Tourism of the Delta del Ebro Natural Park.
GREFA (Group for the Rehabilitation of Native Wildlife and their Habitats) is a non profit organization with more than 35 years of experience. It has a Hospital for Wildlife and Captivity Breeding Centre and develops conservations programmes of endangered species such as Bonelli’s Eagle, Black Vulture, Lesser Kestrel and others.

 

INSTITUTIONS

terres_ebreThe natural singularity of the Terres de l’Ebre comes defined by a confluence in the same territory of the Mediterranean sea, the river and the Ports Mountains. This three elements join together a surprising variety of landscapes and ecosystems with high environmental value. logo ampostaThe City Council of Amposta, one of the municipalities of the Ebro Delta definitely bets on quality tourism and among their action lines boosting ornithological tourism clearly stands out as an important objective.
aragonPrepare your birding trip with Birding Aragón. You’ll find more than 300 species, 16 birding trails with the most outstanding birds of Aragon and a wide diversity of environments in less than 100 kms. BirdingextremaduraExtremadura is one of the most desired destinations for the ornithology and nature lovers. It is a popular territory with a strategic geographical situation inside the migratory routes of a lot of birds.
Marca_ANDALUCIA_&_foot_EU_eng-RGBTurismo Andaluz has as a main objective the undertaking of activities and services that favour the improvement and growth of the tourism industry by means of the organization of promotion, marketing, communication and planning activities. The Consorci de Promoció Exterior d’Alcúdia is a mixed public/private entity that promotes the tourism in the municipality of Alcúdia.
comunitatBirding tourism in the Comunitat Valenciana. A range of birding and nature photography companies. Natural spaces and birding trails all around the Valencian geography.

 

agents ruralsThe Country Rangers look after the conservation of nature and the protection of the environment. They defend our natural heritage and the future of our countryside for the enjoyment of the whole community. The Corps of Country Rangers consists of 500 rangers across Catalonia who help our fellow citizens with vocation, proximity, professionality and effectiveness.
pndeThe Ebro Delta, with its 320 km2, is the biggest aquatic habitat of Catalonia and has a rich diversity of environments that includes a big diversity of organisms adapted to different habitats. This biological richness contrasts with deep human presence. With the aim of harmonize between the natural values and its exploitation by the human population, and thanks to its own population, the Catalan Goverment formed the Parc Natural del Delta de l’Ebre in 1983. pn els ports Between Catalonia, Valencia and Aragón, this limestone range of rugged and steep relief has been inhabited since prehistorical times. In spite of this, the mountain range of els Ports today still is a pristine wilderness teeming with wildlife.