Wednesday, May 2, 2018

ZEISS Continues Lead Sponsorship for The Biggest Week in American Birding

THORNWOOD, NY – May 2, 2018 – Carl Zeiss SBE, a leading manufacturer in high performance sports optics, announces its continued sponsorship for The Biggest Week in American Birding by undertaking the Kirtland’s Warbler Level Sponsor and also acting as the Official Optics of the event.

Organized and hosted by Black Swamp Bird Observatory (Oak Harbor, Ohio), “The Biggest Week” is a 10-day festival featuring some of the most sensational birding North America has to offer. Timed to coincide with the peak of songbird migration in early May, the festival helps attract more than 75,000 visitors to northwest Ohio each spring, generating an annual economic impact of more than 37 million dollars. To date, birders from 48 states and 26 countries have attended. The festival features workshops, keynote presentations, a variety of vendors, evening socials, and free workshops on how to get started in birding. In addition, the Biggest Week Conservation Fund generates more than $25,000 annually to support habitat conservation.

ZEISS will be displaying a variety of its finest binoculars including the VICTORY SF, Conquest HD and TERRA ED models.  ZEISS will also be demonstrating our newest spotting scope, the Victory Harpia. Conquest Gavia spotting scopes will be provided for field trip vans for participants to enjoy viewing over longer distances. ZEISS staff will be on hand to discuss optics selection, digiscoping, and can assist with any service inquiries that our customers may have. 

A special promotion to benefit the Ohio Young Birders Club will see the donation of a TERRA ED 8x32 for their use with every VICTORY SF sold at the Biggest Week. The employees at Carl Zeiss and our brand ambassadors are advocates for young birders and programs that support them. In partnership with Black Swamp Bird Observatory and Time & Optics, the purchase of a Victory SF binocular will ensure a young birder in Ohio will be able to enjoy the wonderful experience of birding and nature through a ZEISS Terra ED binocular.

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Contact for media and press relations, please contact:

Press Contact

Richard W. Moncrief

Birding & Nature Observation Segment Manager

Carl Zeiss SBE, LLC

Sports Optics Division

Phone: (804) 814-9635


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About the ZEISS Group 
ZEISS is an international technology group in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. The ZEISS Group develops and distributes semiconductor manufacturing equipment, measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses, binoculars and planetarium technology. With its solutions, the company constantly advances the world of optics and helps shape technological progress. ZEISS is divided up into the four segments Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Research & Quality Technology, Medical Technology, and Vision Care/ Consumer Optics. ZEISS is represented in over 40 countries and operates more than 30 production sites, over 50 sales and service locations and about 25 research and development facilities.

In fiscal year 2016/17, the company generated revenue approximating €5.3 billion with around 27,000 employees. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. Carl Zeiss AG is the strategic management holding company that manages the ZEISS Group. The company is wholly owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation). Additional information is available

Consumer Optics

The consumer products business group combines the company’s business with camera and cine lenses, binoculars, spotting scopes and virtual reality headsets. The business group is represented at sites in Oberkochan and Wetzlar. The business group is allocated to the Vision Care/Consumer Products segment. In fiscal year 2016/17, the segment generated revenue of €1.1 billion with around 9,770 employees.