Bird watching has become a popular past time in the US and the rest of the world. Far less invasive than hunting, bird watching is a simple way to enjoy the splendor and beauty of nature while maintaining a safe and non-nature harming distance. Of course, there are many other advantages of this hobby, including the fact that it is not physically draining, expensive, or difficult in any way. People of all ages can enjoy bird watching, even those with disabilities that may limit their mobility.
For bird watching, there are certain items that you will need and the most important of which is a good pair of binoculars. This is the most essential piece of bird watching equipment that you can own because it will get you right up to the action without you having to move an inch. In this area, there are several choices and the one that you choose depends on the personal preferences that you have set down for your bird watching experience.
One can hardly beat the Eagle Optics Triumph 8×25 binoculars when it comes to bird watching equipment. These binoculars are not only lightweight but also very durable. They can easily take the shock from a fall from a distance and maintain their integrity. The price is well within the range of an amateur and best of all, these binoculars are designed to work for people with or without glasses, something most binoculars cannot say.
For the person that really wants to be in the action with some close-ups, there is the Papilio by Pentax. Brand new to the market, the Papilio has the ability to zoom in to a range of eighteen inches. This brings you closer to the birds than ever before from the position of safety that you have chosen. The lightweight construction makes them easy to carry anywhere and the quality is amazing. There is no overlap that you find with other zoom binoculars and the price is low, making them a great buy and addition to the bird watching arsenal.
If you are a person that likes to be prepared no matter what for a little impromptu bird watching then a quality pair of pocket binoculars is for you. Leica Ultravid Compact is one of the most popular models on the market. The premium leather skin is durable and the image is without a doubt one of the best for pocket lenses. The eye relief is spectacular making it perfect for those with or without glasses. The price of these beauties is nominal and they are perfect for the carry all the time use when you may want to stop alongside the road for some spotting in a nice area.
No matter what kind of bird watching you are into you should invest in a quality pair of binoculars. There are those that are on the market that will work for a while and the price seems to be rather nice. However, the old saying of “you get what you pay for” always comes true. Lesser quality binoculars will eventually fail and most likely, they will do so when you are in the middle of a great trip. This is the reason you should always buy quality. Not only will you get better performance, but also you will spend less money when you consider the fact that they will last for many years and come with an excellent warranty.