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iBird Pro Review: My FAVORITE Birding App and Field Guide

 When I go birding, I always take a backpack full of anything I might need; water, camera, binoculars, lens wipes, snacks, etc.   I am very aware of what I decide to carry because it will be sitting on my back for a few hours. I am always looking for ways to lighten my load. Light pack = happiness.    Once upon a time in […]

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My 2017 Goals

I can’t believe it’s that time of year again. 2017 is approaching and 2016 will soon be in our rear view mirror, just another memory to look back upon.   New Year’s resolutions will be made. The gym will soon be full of people, churches are going to be packed and vegetables will fly off the shelves at the grocery store. Many birding Big Year’s […]

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9 Reasons to Buy the Zeiss Victory Today! (And one reason you shouldn’t)

Bird watching and observing nature is awesome!   Shopping for binoculars is not. 🙁   I think you can agree that it is time consuming and frustrating!   There are so many makes and models, technical details and specifications! There is so much research that needs to be done.   I wanted to help.   The Zeiss Victory SF has a reputation as an amazing […]

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Zeiss Conquest HD Review: The 8 Reasons To Purchase Today! (And the 2 Reasons You Shouldn’t)

I think you will agree that shopping for new bird watching binoculars can be time consuming and over whelming!   There are so many makes and models, technical details and specifications!   It would be nice to have the best features of each binocular condensed into a simple and easy to read list.   Lucky for you!   In this review I am going to […]

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Nikon Monarch 7 Review: 7 Reasons to Buy 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

The Nikon Monarch 5 tries to play a game that not many binoculars are successful at.   They attempt to provide an affordable price AND quality image.     So did Nikon succeed?   I am convinced.   After spending some time reviewing the Monarch 5, I think it is one of the best binoculars in its price range (~ under $300) whose image is […]

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Leica Trinovid HD Review: A Premium Binocular at Half the Cost!

When shopping for the perfect binoculars the age old dilemma often presents itself: How do you have your cake and eat it too?   Here is what I mean:   Everyone wants high quality products AND the lowest price possible. Of course, this is mostly an oxymoron. Good AND cheap rarely go together.   Enter the Leica Trinovid HD:      I am convinced that […]

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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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