Forgive me this awkward title, but I’m so impressed with the Economic Impact Report on the 2011 Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival. In a nutshell, festival activities contributed close to one million dollars to the Brevard County economy.  Wow! If you’re on the fence about some of the awesome upcoming birding festivals, think about own important impact as an ecotourist (and also all those potential lifers!)

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.