The American Birding Expo is moving to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Fall 2017
After two years in Columbus, Ohio, one of the largest retail-sales-oriented bird watching events for nature enthusiasts, the American Birding Expo, will move to the East Coast for 2017 and 2018. The 2017 Expo will be at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania. The Expo show dates are Friday 29th September, through Sunday 1st October, and is expected to bring in 3,000 to 5,000 attendees.
This change of location places the Expo within 100 miles of three of the largest population centers in the eastern United States: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland/Washington, D.C.; and the New Jersey/New York City metropolitan area. The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center is located in the heart of affluent suburbs and just 30 miles from the Philadelphia International Airport.
About The American Birding Expo
The American Birding Expo is hosted by Bird Watcher’s Digest, a bimonthly birding magazine for avid birders or backyard bird watchers. The Expo Conservation Fund, run in conjunction with the event, raises money annually to support important bird conservation work and organisations.
Expo Founder and Director Bill Thompson, III, explained some of the reasoning behind the move. “Moving to the Philly area puts us in the midst of a densely populated region of the United States, and an area with a high percentage of birders and active, thriving bird clubs. Even better, we’ll be inside a state-of-the-art building designed for events like ours,” Thompson said.
Featured Blue Sky Wildlife Exhibitors
The 2017 American Birding Expo features over 80 great exhibitors offering diverse shopping experiences, products and bird watching equipment ranging from optics, outdoor gear, birding tours, clothing, photography equipment, clubs and organisations and artwork. Exhibitors at the Expo, also listed on Blue Sky Wildlife, include Beaks and Peaks, Colombia Birdwatch, Livingstone African Safaris, Manakin Nature Tours and Melbourne Birding Tours.
Details are still being finalised, but interested potential exhibitors are encouraged to make their plans soon. Demand for exhibitor space is strong, but space is limited. To register as an Expo exhibitor, visit birdingexpo.com.
Or, if you just want to explore what the American Birding Expo has to offer, sign up as a 2017 Expo attendee by visiting their website.
Blue Sky Wildlife Team
Originally Published: 6 Jan 2017