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Best Birding Binoculars

Best Birding Binoculars

Finding the perfect binoculars is essential to the birding experience. Knowing you can rely on your optic to give you a bright, clear image will make you eager to set out on more outdoor adventures. A great binocular makes it that much easier to find and study the wildlife you’re looking for while giving you the best view.

The binoculars featured here are the top picks of our staff at Sport Optics. Chosen for their impressive clarity and superb performance, any pair of these binoculars will make an excellent birding companion.

Your new found eagle optics will allow you to find and identify various species faster and easier then ever before. These optics will allow you the clearest image of that eagle nesting in the highest tree, or the best look at a perched owl at dusk. Whether you’re trekking around a local trail or taking a trip in search of a rare species, you can always depend on these optics to deliver outstanding performance.

Although the right binocular is ultimately determined by personal preference, our optic specialists can suggest the best gear based on their own personal experiences and the insights of many customers. We’ve determined that the best birding binoculars combine a lightweight, compact construction with a stunning image in any environmental conditions. Here we have compiled a concise list of optics which fit these qualifications and represent a range of price points.

Give yourself the best view with one of these top-performing binoculars. You won’t regret being able to keep an eagle-eye view on that feathered friend you’ve spotted in your next birding adventure!

  1. Vortex Diamondback 8x32

    Vortex Diamondback 8x32

    Item: DB-202
    Condition: New
    Stock Key: 2

    Vortex Specifications Quick Review
    binocular magnification: 8X
    binocular weight: 15.5 ounces
    field of view: 426 ft @ 1000 yards
    authorized dealer warranty: yes - Vortex VIP Lifetime

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    $189.00
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  2. Zeiss Terra ED 8x42 524205

    Zeiss Terra 8x32 ED

    Zeiss MC Lens Coatings & Schott ED Glass
    Item: 5232039901
    Condition: New
    Stock Key: 2

    Zeiss Specifications Quick Review
    binocular magnification: 8X
    binocular weight: 18 ounces
    field of view: 405 feet @ 1000 yards
    authorized dealer warranty: yes - lifetime

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    $369.99
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  3. Zeiss Terra ED 8x42 524205

    Zeiss Terra 8x32 ED - Grey

    Zeiss MC Lens Coatings & Schott ED Glass
    Item: 5232039907
    Condition: New
    Stock Key: 2

    Zeiss Specifications Quick Review
    binocular magnification: 8X
    binocular weight: 18 ounces
    field of view: 405 feet @ 1000 yards
    authorized dealer warranty: yes - lifetime

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    $369.99
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  4. Steiner XC Binoculars 8x32 High Contrast Lens Coatings - Exceptional Value

    Steiner XC 8x32

    High Contrast Lens Coatings - Exceptional Value
    Item: 2022
    Condition: New

    Steiner Specifications Quick Review
    binocular magnification: 8X
    binocular weight: 20.5 ounces
    field of view: 436 feet @ 1000 yards
    warranty: Heritage Lifetime Warranty

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    $459.99
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  5. Zeiss Conquest Binoculars 10x40 B T* ABK 524510

    Zeiss Conquest 8x32 B T* LT HD

    Now w/High Definition Fluoride Lenses
    Item: 523211
    Condition: New

    Specifications Quick Review
    magnification: 8 times normal vision
    weight: 24.7 ounces
    field of view: 384 feet @ 1000 yards
    authorized dealer warranty: yes - lifetime

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    $899.99
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  6. Leica Ultravid Binoculars HD 8x32

    Leica Ultravid 8x32 HD-Plus

    New HD-Plus - The Ultimate in Low Light Performance
    Item: 40090
    Condition: New
    Stock Key: 2

    Leica Specifications Quick Review
    binocular magnification: 8X
    binocular weight: 18.9 ounces
    field of view: 404 feet @ 1000 yards
    authorized dealer warranty: yes - lifetime*
    *additional 3-Year Passport Warranty now included

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    $1,949.00
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  7. Swarovski CL Companion 30 8x30 58131

    Swarovski CL Companion 8x30

    Green
    Item: 58131
    Condition: New
    Stock Key: 8

    Swarovski Specifications Quick Review
    binocular magnification: 8X
    binocular weight: 17.6 ounces
    field of view: 372 feet @ 1000 yards
    authorized dealer warranty: yes - lifetime

    $1,079.00
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  8. Swarovski CL Companion 30 8x30 58130

    Swarovski CL Companion 8x30

    Black
    Item: 58130
    Condition: New
    Stock Key: 2

    Swarovski Specifications Quick Review
    binocular magnification: 8X
    binocular weight: 17.6 ounces
    field of view: 372 feet @ 1000 yards
    authorized dealer warranty: yes - lifetime

    $1,079.00
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  9. Zeiss Victory FL 8x32 T* (Black) 523230

    Zeiss Victory FL 8x32 T* (Black)

    Fluorite Objective Glass, LotuTec & T* Lens Coatings
    Item: 523230
    Condition: New
    Stock Key: 2

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    Zeiss Specifications Quick Review
    binocular magnification: 8X
    binocular weight: 19.8 ounces
    field of view: 420 feet @ 1000 yards
    authorized dealer warranty: yes - transferable lifetime

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    $2,099.99
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  10. Swarovski EL Swarovision 8x32 HD - 32208

    Swarovski EL Binoculars 8x32 HD

    New Version w/ Field Pro Package
    Item: 32208
    Condition: New
    Stock Key: 2
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    Swarovski Specifications Quick Review
    binocular magnification: 8X
    binocular weight: 20.5 ounces
    field of view: 423 feet @ 1000 yards
    authorized dealer warranty: yes - lifetime

    $2,199.00
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  11. Vortex Diamondback 8x42

    Vortex Diamondback 8x42

    Item: DB-204
    Condition: New
    Stock Key: 3

    Vortex Specifications Quick Review
    binocular magnification: 8X
    binocular weight: 21.8 ounces
    field of view: 393 ft @ 1000 yards
    authorized dealer warranty: yes - Vortex VIP Lifetime

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    $219.00
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  12. Zeiss Terra ED 8x42 524205

    Zeiss Terra 8x42 ED

    Zeiss MC Lens Coatings & Schott ED Glass
    Item: 5242039901
    Condition: New
    Stock Key: 3

    Zeiss Specifications Quick Review
    binocular magnification: 8X
    binocular weight: 25.4 ounces
    field of view: 375 feet @ 1000 yards
    authorized dealer warranty: yes - lifetime

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    $399.99
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  13. Zeiss Terra ED 8x42 524205

    Zeiss Terra 8x42 ED - Grey

    Zeiss MC Lens Coatings & Schott ED Glass
    Item: 5242039907
    Condition: New
    Stock Key: 2

    Zeiss Specifications Quick Review
    binocular magnification: 8X
    binocular weight: 25.4 ounces
    field of view: 375 feet @ 1000 yards
    authorized dealer warranty: yes - lifetime

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    $399.99
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  14. Steiner XC Binoculars 8x42 2023

    Steiner XC 8x42

    High Contrast Lens Coatings - Exceptional Value
    Item: 2023
    Condition: New
    Stock Key: 1

    Steiner Specifications Quick Review
    binocular magnification: 8X
    binocular weight: 26.1 ounces
    field of view: 410 feet @ 1000 yards
    warranty: Heritage Lifetime Warranty

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    $479.99
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  15. Steiner HX 8x42

    Steiner HX 8x42

    High Definition Optics - NANO Lens Protection
    Item: 2014
    Condition: New
    Stock Key: 1

    Steiner Specifications Quick Review
    binocular magnification: 8X
    binocular weight: 27.7 ounces
    field of view: 377 feet @ 1000 yards
    warranty: Heritage Lifetime Warranty

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  16. Zeiss Conquest Binoculars 10x40 B T* ABK 524510

    Zeiss Conquest 8x42 B T* LT HD

    Now w/High Definition Fluoride Lenses
    Item: 524211
    Condition: New

    Specifications Quick Review
    magnification: 8 times normal vision
    weight: 24.7 ounces
    field of view: 384 feet @ 1000 yards
    authorized dealer warranty: yes - lifetime

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    $969.99
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  17. Leica Ultravid Binoculars 8x42 HD

    Leica Ultravid 8x42 HD-Plus

    New HD-Plus - The Ultimate in Low Light Performance
    Item: 40093
    Condition: New
    Stock Key: 2

    Leica Specifications Quick Review
    binocular magnification: 8X
    binocular weight: 27.9 ounces
    field of view: 389 feet @ 1000 yards
    authorized dealer warranty: yes – lifetime*
    *additional 3-Year Passport Warranty now included

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    $2,149.00
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  18. Zeiss Victory T* HT 524528

    Zeiss Victory HT 8X42 T* FL LT

    Schott HT FL Glass - LotuTec & T* Lens Coatings
    Item: 524528
    Condition: New
    Stock Key: 1

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    NEW: The brightest premium binoculars in the world with greater than 95% light transmission. No other binoculars delivers better low light performance! Zeiss FL glass for brilliant colors and maximum contrast.

    Zeiss Specifications Quick Review
    binocular magnification: 8X
    binocular weight: 27.7 oz
    field of view: 408 ft @ 1000 yards
    authorized dealer warranty: yes - transferable lifetime

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    $2,349.99
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  19. Swarovski EL Swarovision 8.5x42 HD - 34208

    Swarovski EL Binoculars 8.5x42 HD

    New Version w/ Field Pro Package
    Item: 34208
    Condition: New
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    Swarovski Specifications Quick Review
    binocular magnification: 8.5X
    binocular weight: 28 ounces
    field of view: 399 feet @ 1000 yards
    authorized dealer warranty: yes - lifetime

    $2,549.00
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  20. Leica Noctivid 8x42

    Leica Noctivid 8x42

    HDC - Multi-Coating - AquaDura Lens Coatings
    Item: 40384
    Condition: New
    Stock Key: 4

    New Leica Flagship Binocular

    Leica Specifications Quick Review
    binocular magnification: 8X
    binocular weight: 30.34 ounces
    field of view: 404 feet @ 1000 yards
    authorized dealer warranty: yes - lifetime*

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    $2,599.00
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  21. Zeiss Victory SF 8x42 - 524223

    Zeiss Victory SF 8x42

    Schott HT FL Glass - LotuTec & T* Lens Coatings
    Item: 524223
    Condition: New
    Stock Key: 1

    Winner of the Best New Product Award for 2015 from Gun Digest Magazine!

    Zeiss Specifications Quick Review
    binocular magnification: 8X
    binocular weight: 27.5 ounces
    field of view: 444 feet @ 1000 yards
    authorized dealer warranty: yes - transferable lifetime

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