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A New Hobby - Birding and Wildlife Viewing

For those of us that have spent our childhood and/or adult years in the Pacific Northwest – it has not been a difficult task to catch wildlife through the lens of spotting scope or binoculars. We do not have to travel far to find big game or beautiful birds. It’s hard to describe that feeling of viewing animals – either up close or from a distance – but it is definitely one of wonder and admiration. We share this planet with some of the most stunning creatures! The amazing thing about wildlife viewing and birding, is that this activity is perfect for any age and can be an ideal family venture.

We have a few tips to get started.

It is best to start with a field guide and pick a destination. The PNW is full of places to go – choosing somewhere will be the hard part! The most important tool you will need is a spotting scope or binoculars to make your venture successful. That is where Kent’s Optics comes in! Kent’s carries all the top brands – checking out is a great start to get an idea of what you might want.

Shopping for your optic needs at Kent’s is an important decision because of our customer service, knowledge staff, and our post-sale service and warranties. Shopping local will always come with these benefits! We can work within your budget and help you pick an optical device that is the perfect size and price.

Let’s get specific – when it comes to purchasing a spotting scope – you can spend anywhere from $189.00 on the Vortex Diamondback 27x35 V-PLEX Rimfire which is perfect for your basic viewing needs. At $2,735.00 – Kent’s offers a high end spotting scope, the Nightforce TS-82 Extreme Hi-Def Straight Model, which will definitely increase your viewing pleasure no matter what animal you come across in nature!

Let’s talk Binoculars! Kent’s also offers a wide variety of binoculars ranging from the $249 Vortex Diamondback 10x50 HD to the $3,399 Swarovski EL Range 10x42 .

Overwhelmed? Don’t be! COME IN TO OUR STORE and let one of our optic experts help you pick the perfect optic for your viewing needs and pleasure. Don’t let options, price, size and style discourage you from the most gratifying activity of wildlife viewing and birding – Kent’s Optics is the perfect place to start for advice and the best device! Visit or stop by our store in person and we will get you started on your adventure!

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