Connecticut Audbon Society


Birding Binoculars and Scopes

See the migration at is best with a new binocular!
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!
For sales, please call us at 860-767-0660 (M-F) or email us at

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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. 

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     $2,149           Swarovski EL 10×42        $2,169             
Highest Recommendation! Very bright. Great eye relief.

Swarovski EL 8×32     
$1,979          Swarovski EL 10×32     $2,069
Great quality. Not as bright, but more compact and less weight than the 42s. Best compact!

Swarovski SLC 8x42WB     
$1,549          Swarovski SLC 10x42WB     $1,599
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.

Spotting Scopes

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

Swarovski Scopes

Swarovski ATX 95mm
No better! 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.


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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