A spotting scopes is a vital piece of equipment for some kinds of birdwatching. For example, when counting waterbirds or monitoring shorebirds in the beaches, a spotting scopesis invaluable. However, choosing the right spotting scope is a difficult and fine task. This article gives an insight into the variety of scopes, their utility and specifications; and what to consider before buying a spotting scope.
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