Bald Eagle George Island by Tait Johansson

Birds mean business.

Nationally, birding and wildlife viewing generates more than $2.5 billion in trip-related sales a year, and the Outdoor Industry Association found that outdoor recreation grew approximately 5% annually between 2005 and 2011— during an economic recession when many other sectors contracted.

According to the US Fish & Wildlife Service, in New York State alone 3.8 million people watch birds and other wildlife, and generate approximately $1.6 billion in ecotourism revenue annually.

Corporate Sponsorships are a wonderful and easy way for your small business to support local conservation and be a leader in our community.

Sponsorship Levels

Northern Cardinal
  • Receive a Birds Mean Business decal to display your support.
  • Receive our quarterly print newsletter and monthly e-newsletter.
  • Recognition of your support in the next e-newsletter (received by more than 1,000 individuals) and across our social media platforms.
American Kestrel
  • All of the benefits of the Northern Cardinal.
  • Sponsor one of our monthly lectures. Your sponsorship will be included in our lecture media alert that goes to more than 20 local media outlets and in our print and e-newsletters that reach more than 3,000 subscribers. Your sponsorship will also appear on the event flyers and be thanked directly at the lecture itself!
Great Horned Owl
  • All of the benefits of the Northern Cardinal.
  • Underwrite our annual Marty McGuire Scholarship, recognizing a local high school student’s environmental research or plans to study environmental science, natural resources, or a related field in college. Your support will be included in our e-newsletter, press release, and at the award ceremony, and thanked across our social media platforms.
Bald Eagle
  • All of the benefits of the Northern Cardinal.
  • Underwrite one of our conservation research projects—you can choose from the Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch, EaglewatchMonitoring Avian Productivity & Survivorship.
  • Your support will be included in our project-related press releases, reports, and e-newsletters; and thanked on our social media platforms.
  • A private nature walk led by our Naturalist for your staff and valued customers.

For more information on sponsorships or to receive a Small Business Corporate Sponsorship Package, please contact Janelle Robbins.