[audubon-news] Audubon Offers Great Holiday Gift Ideas

  • From: "BIANCHI, John" <JBIANCHI@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 15:27:46 -0500

Contact:  Kristy Wright


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 

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. 

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