Contact: Kristy Wright 212/979-3027 kwright@xxxxxxxxxxx BRING AUDUBON HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Audubon Offers Great Holiday Gift Ideas for Nature Enthusiasts, Art Lovers, and Java Drinkers New York, NY, December 11, 2003 -- Tired of giving and receiving the same old gifts every year? Do you dread braving the crowded malls? Do you find yourself settling for giving a last minute fruitcake, talking fish, or disco Santa? This year, why not give a gift that will please the recipient while supporting important conservation work? The National Audubon Society proudly offers several great Audubon-licensed products to suit everyone on your gift list. All these products can be viewed and purchased (via links to the manufacturers) on the Audubon website "Marketplace" page at http://www.audubon.org/market/licensed/. Audubon Binoculars and Monoculars are manufactured by Sheltered Wings, a division of Eagle Optics. This new line of precision optics was developed specifically for the needs of birders from novice to expert, with the input of Audubon field staff. Audubon Plush Birds by Wild Republic - With authentic songs recorded by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, these were recently chosen as one of 2003's "Top Toys" by NickJr.Com. They have also received the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval and were among Dr. Toy Best Children's Vacation Products for 2003. Audubon Shade-Grown Organic Coffee - Grown in harmony with nature, without pesticides, and with fair treatment and conditions for workers - certified "Eco-OK" by the Rainforest Alliance and 100% organic by the OCIA. The result is a superior coffee, matured slowly and naturally, full of all the flavors of the rainforest. John James Audubon's Historic Birds of America Baby Elephant Folio - Published by Abbeville Press. The first re-printing in 10 years of the legendary work by John James Audubon, this spectacular heirloom book displays all 435 of Audubon's brilliant handcolored engravings in exquisite reproductions taken from the original plates of the Audubon Society's archival copy of the rare Double Elephant Folio. Audubon Bird Feeders and Birdhouses - The Audubon collection of cedar bird feeders, birdhouses, bat shelters, and accessories by Woodlink is a line of high-quality, unique, and ornithologically correct birding products that also add a decorative touch to the yard. The sale of all these licensed products generates important royalties that support Audubon's mission of protecting birds, wildlife, and habitat. Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Our national network of community-based nature centers and chapters, scientific and educational programs, and advocacy on behalf of areas sustaining important bird populations, engage millions of people of all ages and backgrounds in positive conservation experiences. You are subscribed to Audubon-News. To unsubscribe, send email to audubon-news-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, http://www.freelists.org/list/audubon-news.