Date: 9/11/17 5:09 pm
From: Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Where to buy binoculars
Hi all -
If you would like to keep your dollars within Texas, consider buying your next binocular at Land, Sea, and Sky (aka Texas Nautical Repair) in Houston.

https://www.landseaskyco.com

(I hope that their store escaped the wrath of Harvey)

They are one of the top astronomy dealers in the country, and stock a great selection of binoculars. They are the optics partner for Houston Audubon, and support the High Island Spring Birding events.

They have been regularly appearing at the Galveston FeatherFest, and this past year have been the primary optics seller at the HummerBird Festival in Rockport, the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival, the whooping Crane Celebration in Port Aransas, and most recently at the West TX Hummingbird Festival in Fort Davis.

Give them a call or check out their website - they have a great staff and I love stopping at their store to play with the newest Astro scopes.


Clay Taylor
TOS Life Member
Swarovski Optik N.A.
(Calallen) Corpus Christi, TX

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On Sep 11, 2017, at 6:10 PM, Jane F Tillman <jtillman...><mailto:<jtillman...>> wrote:

I'd appreciate your help in giving suggestions on where new birders can
shop to get entry level binoculars - say in the $300 to $500 range.
My usual advice has been to point them to binocular reviews and then to
Eagle Optics, or to visit a birding festival where they can try them out.
Other suggestions have been Cabela's, REI or specialty bird product stores
but I never felt that those retailers' selections were comprehensive
enough. Now that Eagle Optics has changed directions and will no longer be
in online retail, what to do? See their story here
https://www.eagleoptics.com/

Has anyone had experience with Optics4Birding?
http://www.optics4birding.com/
It looks like they have an excellent selection.

Thanks for your help.
Jane Tillman
Austin

P.S. Blue-gray Gnatcatchers are on the move in Austin. It is nice to have
such an apparently successful charismatic bird.


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