This year we are proud to have Viking Optical as a corporate sponsor of the Bird Race Challenge. Viking do lots of great work for conservation already so having them on board is a real bonus. Myself, Ian and Penny visited their HQ on Wednesday where we met Scott from Viking who was incredibly helpful and have loaned us binoculars and a scope for the race, along with pin badges, caps and lens cleaning kits and also a generous donation to the sponsorship funds. Additionally, it turns out that Scott is a keen birder and has given us some local gen that may come in handy and give us the edge over the World Land Trust team.
The Bird Race Challenge team are incredibly grateful to Richard, Paul, Scott and Stuart for their support, let’s hope it’s the start of a conservation-benefiting partnership.
Andrew Whitelee and the Bird Race Challenge Team