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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.


MARVELOUS BUYS 2019

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GREAT PRICES ZEISS BINOCULARS

These sales are going away soon.

Zeiss Victory Terra Binocular Coupons.
Take $51 to $80 off usual price!

Zeiss Conquest HD Binocular Coupons
Take $130 to $155 off usual price

Zeiss Victory SF Binocular Coupons.
Take $300 to $350 off usual price!

 

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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

 

BIRD BRAIN FOR MAC v.7.3

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BIRD BRAIN 7.3  Updated Oct. 2018
World Birding Database for the Mac

New version Bird Brain 7.3 is the current version!
You can download a FREE TRIAL.
A new version is expected by the end of 2019. Order now to start using Bird Brain, and you will receive the upgrade at no charge.

Bird Brain

Bird Brain is a birding database for Macintosh computers.

Use Bird Brain to record your sightings and keep your life list, photos, QuickTime movies, notes, and other files.

Bird Brain 6.1Enter any amount of information with each record.

Bird Brain makes all kinds of life lists. It creates checklists and target lists for 200 nations and any US state or Canadian province. Nearly any bird report you can want, Bird Brain will create.

We can do a custom import of your AviSys data to Bird Brain for $20.

Read more about Bird Brain...    

Buy Bird Brain

 
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  BIRDING STARTER KIT

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Starter KitHere 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

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

Pocket Binocular Reviews
Feb. 2017 Birdwatching Dot Com exclusive
Here are links to our reviews of compact binoculars of a variety of prices, and an overview of what a birder hopes to find in a good pocket binocular.
See our review.

Swarovski CL PocketSwarovski CL Pocket
Swarovski's new pocket binocular is good enough to use as a birder's full-time binocular. See Michael and Diane's hands-on review.

 

Golden-crowned Kinglet

An old city cemetery with ancient trees can be a GREAT place to watch birds. 

This Morning Outside IndexHigh up in the boughs of the spruce trees, Golden-crowned Kinglets are tending to their business. Faery business, for sure.

To see more episodes of This Morning Outside with Diane, click the picture matrix.

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NEW REVIEW — MID-SIZE BINS

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8X32 Binoculars, August, 2019

8x32 BinsWe review
binoculars that you'll always want to take along... because they're bright and clear but smallish and light in weight.

Read this report on which are the best buys among 13 mid-sized binoculars, ranging from top of the field tothe super-economical.

This review appears in the September, 2019, Bird Watcher's Digest.

READ THE REVIEW

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HANDS-ON REVIEW

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POCKET BINOCULARS 2018

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.

READ THE REVIEW

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  GREAT GIFTS FOR BIRDERS

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SpecialsGifts for birdwatchers. Many specials and closeouts on great binoculars.

Our pick of the best high-quality bargain spotting scope. Feeders and birdbaths for a backyard bird oasis.

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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 the completely new-in-2017 Leica Noctivid.
See the whole article.

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  WILDFLOWER SEEDS FROM IOWA

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Smooth Blue AsterBring birds to your back yard with beautiful, easy-care native plants. Native flowers in your garden support the lives of wild birds.

Browse our select collection of Midwestern wildflower seeds grown here at Birdwatching Dot Com.

 

In the Birdwatching Dot Com store, we offer bird feeders, bird baths, and bird houses. These are things to transform your backyard into an oasis of wildlife for you to enjoy. You'll find squirrel-proof feeders, hummingbird feeders, and various artistic feeders. Get a birdhouse for your wrens, or attract purple martins with purple martin gourds and houses. We have birding DVDs and audio CDs, birding software, binoculars, scopes, and tripods for every need and every budget.

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