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Birdwatching Dot Com is about wild birds and the sport of birding. It's for everyone who's interested in bird watching and enjoying nature.


LEAST COSTLY GOOD BINOCULAR

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THE EAGLE OPTICS SHRIKE IS BACK!

Eagle Optics Shrike The wonderful Eagle Optics Shrike 8x42 is available again, from Birdwatching Dot Com.

A great starter binocular. Find out how much fun it is to see birds through binoculars.

Schools and organizations use this binocular for group birding experiences.

It's easy to use. It won't break the bank. And it is covered by an unconditional warranty that covers accidental damage -- even you drop them!

Regular price $129.95
Birdwatching Dot Com special $99.95

ORDER HERE

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NEW VORTEX DIAMONDBACK HD

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VORTEX DIAMONDBACK HD 8X42

Diamondback HD + GlassPakWe love this 2019 upgrade to our best-seller, the Vortex Diamondback. Now with HD in the name.

It comes with a lifetime no-fault warranty that actually covers accidental damage!

The 42mm and 50mm models come with the comfortable, convenient Glass Pak harness case.

Vortex Diamondback HD 8x42
Or see all the new Diamondback HDs

 
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  BIRDING STARTER KIT

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Starter Kit Here are the essentials for a successful start in bird watching. We offer several Birdwatching Starter Kits at a range of prices.

A great favorite is the Better Birdwatching Starter Kit, with a Shrike binocular, a field guide to help you identify the birds you see, and our own DVD, How to Start Watching Birds.

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OTHER OPTICS REVIEWS

Affordable 8x42 Binoculars
Team Iowa Report on birding binoculars — $200 to $300
Read how the judges rated each affordable binocular. And how to audition a binocular for yourself.
See whole article

POCKET BINOCULARS
Team Iowa
We review 14 pocket binoculars. Prices range from top end to dirt cheap. Individual reviews of 10 noteworthy binoculars. 

This review originally appeared in the January 2018 Bird Watcher's Digest.

See our review.

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THIS MORNING OUTSIDE with Diane

White-breasted Nuthatch

How DOES the White-breasted Nuthatch walk upside down like that? It has a hook — the halux, the long toe that extends back, by which the bird grabs into irregularites in the bark. You can see it in this photo.
More about White-breasted Nuthatch

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REVIEW NEW KOWA SCOPE

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Kowa Prominar TSN-99A
Kowa TSN-99A

Kowa's new high-end spotting scope embodies the fluorite crystal objective lens and the fine engineeering that put Kowa Prominar scopes in the top tier of birding optics. This is the biggest Kowa spotting scope.

This 95mm Kowa scope just became available in 2021. We compare it to the 95mm Swarovski ATX scope.

READ OUR REPORT

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HANDS-ON REVIEW

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Swarovski CL Pocket Swarovski Curio 7x21
Oct. 2021  Swarovski's new Curio binocular is so tiny that it seems to disappear in the hand. Good at concerts, plays, and other public events where you might want to see closer without drawing attention to yourself.
Hands-on review

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REVIEW by MICHAEL & DIANE

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Top Binocular Review Update
Updated 2018
Since our 2015 Titans review of the top Leica, Swarovski, and Zeiss binoculars, all three manufacturers have brought out new models.

The Titans

Michael and Diane Porter do a hands-on, side-by-side comparison and report on the 2016 Swarovski EL with FieldPro Package, the 2016 black Zeiss SF, and.

See the whole article.

 

Michael and Diane Porter
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Phone 800-779-7256 (US and Canada)
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