Ben LizdasBen manages sales in advertising and marketing for Bird Watcher's Digest's print and digital assets. Prior to BWD, he was sales manager for Eagle Optics; through his years of experience there, Ben developed a familiarity with the principals of how optics work and what to consider when purchasing optics for the best birding experience.

As a former restoration ecologist, Ben first fell in love with birds and birding while involved with vegetation studies on the prairies and oak savannahs of Southern Wisconsin. He's been an avid birder for ten years and continues to pursue this interest through his travels to birding and nature festivals across the country. Having witnessed and appreciated much of the avian diversity of North America while on the road, he still maintains a fondness for those grassland birds that first piqued his interest 10 years ago.

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