Date: 12/2/19 2:40 pm
From: Derek C. Richardson <dcr...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] binocular advice for birding course?

That's excellent, thanks Gail, and everyone else who has responded to this
thread. I want to point out there's an amazing sale on those Celestrons
right now on Amazon: $80 for the next 9 hours! (Normally $140.)

(disclaimer: I do not benefit from these sales!)

In response to some queries, I do plan to report back to this group on how
the course goes, and I'll likely tap your collective expertise from time
to time. If you see a lot of shivering students wandering around Lake
Artemesia on Monday afternoons in late winter, that's probably us. :)


On Tue, 3 Dec 2019, Gail Mackiernan wrote:

> I would second the recommendation of the Celestron Nature DX. We bought
> a pair for a young man just starting out as a bird guide in a remote
> island chain. He had a very modest budget and we contacted Eagle Optic
> for advice. They recommended these bins and - since they knew there
> would be no return if defective - they went through their stock and
> picked out the best pair optically. I tried them out when they arrived
> and was very impressed. The young man is now well-established and in a
> recent FB post with clients posed in front of his bus, still had the
> Celestrons around his neck.
> Gail Mackiernan
> Colesville
> Sent from my iPhone

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