Biggest Twitch Supporters
The Biggest Twitch world record-breaking Big Year in 2008 was very tough. We visited every type of habitat on earth and experienced all the extremes of weather that nature could throw at us. However, with good preparation, dedication, the right attitude, the right support, and a healthy dose of good luck, we made it! We recognise that the generous support of outside experts ensured this record-breaking challenge was a success. We would particularly like to thank the amazing local guides that we birded with in some countries around the world. These local experts helped us reach our birding target by being in the right place at the right time to see some of the more elusive birds. You can read more about them in the blog of our Big Year or read the warts and all story in the book of The Biggest Twitch. Visit Book
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Now we're back in North Wales and leading guided birdwatching daytrips, tours and holidays ourselves, we know that the right tools for the job can really make or break your experience. Firstly and most importantly, seeing the birds and seeing them well enough to identify them accurately is absolutely essential.
Leica Sports Optics
Leica has been a name associated with excellence and quality in the construction of binoculars for over 100 years. Leica combines superior optics, precision-engineered mechanical components and first-class design in all their products and innovations. We take our top-of-the-range Leica binoculars and telescopes with us wherever we go, and our greatest pleasure is sharing with our birdwatching clients the incredible views of the birds we get with these fantastic optics. Without fail, we always get that 'WOW' moment as our clients realise the incredible quality of the view they are enjoying of the wildlife around them thanks to Leica. For more information on their range of superior binoculars, click on http://uk.leica-camera.com/sport_optics/binoculars_new/
. To read about their range of telescopes, log on to http://uk.leica-camera.com/sport_optics/apo-televid%20spotting%20scopes_new/
Country Innovation kindly provided us with some excellent outdoor clothing to help us cope with the elements we faced on our expedition around the globe, and now we're back at home, Country Innovation is still protecting us from the weather. They have even used us as models in their catalogues and online shop, which include the best birding clothing you could possibly wish for, from socks and fleeces to all-weather jackets and waistcoats. Country Innovation also supplies the RSPB and WWT. To check out their range of outdoor clothing for yourself, log on to http://www.countryinnovation.com/
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This website, www.thebiggesttwitch.com was been designed and built by blah d blah design, an outstanding strategic design, print and web agency based in Conwy, North Wales. With all their experience in the market, they were not at all fazed by the prospect of turning the request of two low-tech birdwatchers into a fullyfledged birding website. With their unique blahCMS system which is easy for us to administer ourselves yet packed with whizz-bang functionality, blah d blah provided the vital link between The Biggest Twitch and the outside world on our birding year – and continue to do so today. Thanks guys! For more information about blah d blah, visit their website on http://www.blahdblah.com/
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