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7 Reasons to Buy the Nikon Monarch 7 Today!

So you’re trying to decide if the Nikon Monarch 7 (8×42) deserves to be your next birding binocular?   You have come to the right place!   I did my best to review this amazing optic. After hours of research, testing and speaking with Nikon and authorized dealers, I can honestly say the Nikon Monarch 7 is one of my favorite choices for bird watching […]

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Binocular Review: Nikon Monarch 5 (8×42)

When I am looking to purchase bird watching binoculars, it’s important to find a set where I am getting the most value for my money. With this in mind, it’s hard to find a better value than the Nikon Monarch 5 8×42. It comes with so many awesome features , many that aren’t found unless you spend twice as much! In this review, I tried […]

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Binocular Review: Leica Ultravid HD-Plus 8×42

Reviewing and testing all different models and styles of binoculars, I get most excited when I review the “top of the line.” The optics that are in the highest price range and have all the bells and whistles. What makes them so expensive (over $2,000) and are they worth the money? Especially when so many binoculars that cost much less are very good and deliver […]

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Binocular Review: Leica Trinovid HD 8×42

What I love about the Leica Trinovid HD 8×42 is that is very comparable in many ways to the Leica Ultravid HD-Plus, especially during the day and normal light conditions. BUT, the Trinovid is substantially less expensive, normally around half the cost (~$1,000). Of course, to get the price down there has to be some cuts, which I will highlight in this review. *Need help […]

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Binocular Review: Eagle Optics Ranger ED 8×42

The Eagle Optics Ranger ED 8×42 performed very well when compared to other binoculars in the same price range, but also matches up nicely against optics that are much more expensive. I love getting great value for my money, and that is exactly what it achieved with the Ranger ED. It is priced at just a little over $300, but delivers quite a punch with […]

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Binocular Review: Celestron Nature DX 8×42

If you are new to birding or have a very limited budget and looking to get a pretty good pair of binoculars, my recommendation is the Celestron Nature DX 8×42. It is normally priced below $150, but Celestron packs about as much value as it can for the cost. In this review, I tried to take summarize what was really great about the Nature DX, […]

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The goal of Bird Watching HQ is to become a valuable resource guide for bird watchers. Even though I have personally been birding for about 10 years, I still consider myself a beginner. There is so much I don’t know about birds, gear, strategy, etc. In my quest to learn more, I discovered that it was hard to find a birding site that served as […]

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