Jan 24, 2022
Tips from Tedor Whitman, the Executive Director of the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary in Short Hills.
As those who attended Mr. Whitman’s excellent presentation on Backyard Birding in New Jersey know, our feathered friends need us now more than ever to survive. Here are some recommendations he shared:
It’s important to get quality calories to the birds so spend a few extra dollars to give them the most support:
There are better, more expensive binoculars out there but they are best for those who are either professional birders or plan to use them for decades. The best way to buy them is to go to a store that sells birding binoculars and try the different brands and styles. Try to find a place that is interested in getting you the right binoculars rather than the most expensive brands.
NJ Audubon does a good job with binoculars at their Cape May and Scherman-Hoffman centers, and online. Their staff work hard at getting you educated about what type of optic works best for you. If they don't have what you're looking for they will often try to help you find your optics at other places.
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