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Diane's Basic Birdwatching Starter Kit

 Energy Binocular

Eagle Optics Energy 8x21 binoculars

  • Real binoculars
  • Weighs only 6 oz.
  • Great for kids, sports, or museums
  • Complete with carrying case and strap
  • The least expensive birding binocular

How to Start Watching Birds


How to Start Watching Birds
with Diane Porter

Your lifetime ticket to the theater of nature

Here is all the information you need to start enjoying birdwatching right away.

  • Learn what to look for when you see a bird you don't recognize.
  • Discover what you can learn from a field guide (bird book).
  • Find out how to choose and use binoculars.
  • Get tips on the best times and places to watch birds.
  • And much more.
Golden Field Guide  Golden Field Guide
  • Like having an experienced birder by your side
  • Covers all the birds of North America
  • Small enough to fit in a pocket
  • Range map for each bird
  • Bird songs described and diagrammed
  • Comparison pictures for related species
  • Companion field guide for Diane's video

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Basic Birdwatching Starter Kit
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To: the budding birdwatcher
From: Diane Porter
Subject: the items in the Basic Birdwatching Starter Kit

Diane PorterFor years, I wished I had a complete starter kit for somebody who's just getting into birdwatching. Everything you need in one inexpensive package -- binoculars, field guide, and all the essential knowledge. The basic stuff, so you can get into the fun of birding right away. And here it is.

First, binoculars. The Eagle Optics ENERGY is a good choice for a beginner who wants to get in as economically as possible. The Energy will fit in a shirt jacket, and it feels like it doesn't weigh anything. Many people like this binocular for the theater or sports, too.

Golden Field GuideNext, I chose the Golden Field Guide, because it's compact -- fits in a jeans pocket, and includes all the birds of North American. It's written to help beginners learn about the different families of birds, and it's a time-tested favorite.

You will probably want to get more field guides for comparison later on, but this one is a great place to start, because it is so good at getting beginners oriented.

How to Start Watching BirdsThe DVD is Diane's own course, How to Start Watching Birds.

The whole kit is designed to be the easiest, least expensive way to start birding. You get a lifetime ticket to the theater of nature for less than a pair of designer sneakers.

Happy birding!

Diane Porter

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