Connecticut Audbon Society


Birding Binoculars and Scopes

See migration at its best with a new binocular or scope. Don’t miss those special birds!
We have the best prices and are happy to match any price you see advertised. Our prices reflect about a 10% discount off of manufacturer’s suggested retail. Feel good knowing that your purchase supports our environmental education and conservation programs

Below is our binocular and spotting scope line and recommendations in varying price categories.
If you would like to be in touch with questions or to place an order, please do. We can drop ship the order to your location and have it in your hands usually within two or three business days. Shipping and tax (if applicable) are additional. 

For sales, please call us at 860-767-0660 (M-F) or email us at

Click here for information on How to Select a Binocular or Scope.

Swarovski Binoculars

Swarovski NL Pure 8×42       $2,969
Swarovski NL Pure 10×42     $3,029
Highest Recommendation. Swarovski’s newest binocular. Nothing better! No regrets (except for why you waited so long)!

Swarovski EL 8.5×42     $2,169           
Swarovski EL 10×42       $2,199             
Highly recommended. Very bright; Great eye relief.

Swarovski EL 8×32      
Swarovski EL 10×32     $2,099
Great quality. Not as bright, but more compact and less weight than the 42s. Best compact!

Swarovski SLC 8x42WB       
$1,549        Discontinued model! Just one left!
Nice price alternative! Heavier than the ELs.

Swarovski CL Companion 8×30     $1,229
Smaller, more compact, and less weight than the ELs. Not as bright.

Vortex Binoculars

Vortex Razor UHD 8×42     
Vortex’s top of the line.

Vortex Razor HD 8×42     
Best binocular dollar-for-dollar!

Vortex Viper HD 8×42     
Best in its price category.

Vortex Diamondback 8×42     $220
Entry level. Good for kids and those with a tight budget.

Call for more information on binoculars starting at $100. 

Spotting Scopes

The best spotting scopes available are made by Swarovski. Their top to the line are the ATX 115mm the ATX 95mm. If these scopes are in your budget, they are the best and you will be forever grateful for having such a wonderful piece of equipment. They will offer you the best digital images, too.

Swarovski Scopes

Swarovski ATX 115mm
No better! Best for digital imaging with your camera or cell phone.

Swarovski ATX 95mm          $4,428
Easier transport than the 115mm! Great for digital imaging with your camera or cell phone.

Swarovski ATX 85mm          $4,088
Lighter weight version of above with a smaller objective lens. If you are this close, go with the 95mm!

Swarovski ATS and STS 80mm            $2,978
Great at the price!

Vortex Scopes

Vortex Razor 85mm
Very good for the price!

Vortex Viper 85mm
Nice at the price!

Vortex Diamondback 80mm
For a tight budget.

Call for more information on scopes starting at $400. 


A tripod from Vortex is $200. Excellent value. Swarovski tripods with carbon fiber legs are $1,348 to $1,578 depending on the scope used with it.

For sales, please call us at 860-767-0660 (M-F)
or email us at




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