2016 Sponsorships and Donations

Donation of Discovery WP PC 8x42 binoculars as a raffle prize for The Seabird Group Conference 2016.
Supported purchase of HR 66 GA ED /45 scope with SDL v2 zoom eyepiece for Ryan Burrell, GIS and Biometrics Assistant at Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust. www.gwct.org.uk
Ryan said: “It is fantastic that Opticron are willing to lend our project support - it could not have come at a better time as I am currently in the market for a complete scope kit upgrade/replacement for the coming field season.”
Supported purchase of MM3 50 scope by Seb Loram for use on the Isle of Lundy and for coastal Peregrine research for The Hawk and Owl Trust. www.hawkandowl.org
Donation of IS 70 R scope with HR2 zoom eyepiece and Discovery 10x50 binoculars to champion junior archer Joe Fairburn. www.joefairburn.com
"Joe is the current World Junior 3D Archery Champion as well as being ranked No.1 in the UK for his age in target archery. In 2015 he won individual gold and bronze medals at the USA National Championships, came 7th in the under 21 category of the World Archery European  Field Championships in Poland as well as winning the aforementioned World title."


Supported purchase of Verano BGA HD 8x42 binoculars for Rob Werran, Wildlife Conservation student at Nottingham Trent University. Rob is on a placement with WWT Llanelli.
“I am a very satisfied Opticron customer having previously bought Opticron’s ES 80 GA ED v3 telescope and Adventurer WP Binoculars. I am looking to upgrade my binoculars in preparation for my upcoming surveys which include the breeding bird survey, WeBS counts, dolphin and cetacean monitoring and the butterfly monitoring scheme.”
Donation of Discovery 10x42 binoculars to The Greensand Trust for use at Heron watch events at Rushmere Country Park. www.greensandtrust.org
“We run the watch during the Heron breeding season which runs from mid-February to the end of June. Heron watch attracts over 10,000 visitors that view the birds through your equipment.”
Donation of Savanna R 8x33 binoculars to Dartmoor Upland Bird Nest Group to assist with seasonal nest recording. www.dartmoornests.org
“We are a group of skilled volunteers and ornithologists that monitor ground-nesting bird nests on Dartmoor. Over the last 8 years, we have contributed over 1300 nest records to the BTO Nest Record Scheme for a wide range of species. Good quality birdwatching binoculars help us enormously when we observe ground-nesting birds to locate their nests.”
Donation of IS 70 R scope and HR2 zoom eyepiece to GB Para archer Tania Nadarajah. www.facebook.com/archerytania
"I am a para-archer shooting for Great Britain and have represented GB at an international level since 2015. I attended the World Para Archery Championships in August, where I won Britain a quota place at the 2016 Paralympics, and I am currently on target to attend the Rio games. Huge thanks to my newest sponsors, Opticron, for sending me the fantastic IS 70 R scope. I've been using it all week at training and it really makes spotting my arrows so much easier."


2x T3 Trailfinder 8x42 binoculars gifted to local guides working in Indonesia with Ecolodges Indonesia. www.facebook.com/EcolodgesIndonesia/

Donation of £200 for sponsorship of the Football Beyond Borders Unity Cup. www.footballbeyondborders.org

Donation of Explorer WA Oasis-C 8x42 to Bangladesh Bird Club member Israt Jahan to help her with her survey work.




Donation of 3 pairs of binoculars to Michael and Paula Webster in support of their 'Living Wild in South America' project. www.facebook.com/livingwildpics

Donation of Savanna 10x23 binoculars to Essex Birdwatching Society for a raffle prize at the 3rd Essex Conservation Conference. www.ebws.org.uk

Birding For All - Contribution toward the cost of exhibiting at the British Birdwatching Fair 2016. www.birdingforall.com