Amazon’s two-day Prime Day event is going on now through Tuesday night. It’s the company’s annual sale in which Prime subscribers can access short-term deals. We found several products for birdwatchers, including feeders, binoculars, and more.
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition
This is one of the premier field guides to North American birds, and it’s available for $16.32 on Monday only in a “lightning deal” until about 6:15 pm Eastern time. (The list price is $29.99 and Amazon normally sells it for around $20.) The 7th edition includes 37 more species than the previous edition, for a total of 1,023 species. It also has 80 new maps and 350 map revisions. The book’s taxonomy was revised to reflect the new American Ornithological Society taxonomy established in 2016, and it includes standardized banding codes. Order now!
Read our interview with the co-authors
Metal tube feeder with six feeding ports
This feeder from Kingsyard comes in yellow, blue, and red colors and features six feeding ports. The list price is $39.99, but for Prime Day it’s selling for $15.19 or $14.39 depending on the color. Order now!
Wingspan Wingcatcher HD 8×42 binoculars
Birding binoculars typically cost anywhere from $500 to over $2,000, depending on what you’re looking for. Binoculars from Wingspan Optics sell for less than $300, and for Prime Day, the Wingcatcher model is discounted from $129.94 to $103.95. That’s quite a deal for HD glass with a 430-foot field of view at 1,000 yards. Order now!
Bushnell Legend L-series 8×42 binoculars
This binocular, from a long-trusted name in optics, features a classic configuration that offers a wide field of view. ED Prime Glass and a locking diopter set L Series binoculars apart. The list price for the 8×42 is around $175, and it’s Prime Day price is $150. Order now!
Clear window feeder
If you want to see birds up close, then a feeder that attaches to your window is the way to go. It lets you sit inside while birds feed on the other side of the glass. This one weighs about 2 pounds, has suction cups to cling to windows, has a padded perch, and is easy to clean. It’s normally $49.99 and is on sale for $24.99. Order now!
PhoneSkope digiscoping kit
If you’re interested in shooting photos of birds through your binoculars or spotting scope, you’ll need an adapter to attach your phone to your optics. Because of the variety of optical devices and phones, this is not a one-size-fits-all market. PhoneSkope offers a wide variety of combinations, and for Prime Day, we found five options:
Connect iPhone X/XS, XR, or Xmax or Samsung S9 or S9+ to either a Vortex Razor HD, Swarovski EL, El Range, or SLC binoculars
Connect iPhone X/XS, XR, or Xmax or Samsung S9 or S9+ to a Vortex Viper HD Gen 1 and 2 Spotting Scope
Connect iPhone X/XS, XR, or Xmax or Samsung S9 or S9+ to Vortex Razor HD/Ultra Gen 1 and 2 Spotting Scope
Connect iPhone X/XS, XR, or Xmax or Samsung S9 or S9+ to Swarovski ATX/STX Modular 65mm,85mm,95mm Spotting Scopes
Connect iPhone X/XS, XR, or Xmax or Samsung S9 or S9+ to Swarovski Non-Modular 65mm/80mm Spotting Scope
Regular price for each is $79.99. The Prime Day price is $63.99.
Natural bee hive house
If you want to attract non-avian pollinators to your yard (and why wouldn’t you?), then a bee hive house is right up your alley. This bee hotel’s long bamboo tubes act as insect holes and crevasses that bees are naturally drawn to. This is ideal for nesting and protection during the spring and summer months and can be used for refuge during winter and fall. It can be mounted to a wall, fence, or tree. Regularly $25, it’s available for $17.50. Order now!
Solar-powered birdbath fountain pump
Birds are attracted to water, and they’re even more attracted to moving water. So this solar-powered fountain pump is a great way to keep water circulating in your birdbath or backyard pond. It’s normally listed at $29.99 and is on sale for $13.50. Order now!
This harness takes the weight of your binoculars from the neck strap and distributes it to your shoulders as well, making for a more comfortable birding outing. The weatherproof pouch in front holds binoculars of many sizes, from 8×24’s to 20×56’s. It normally sells for $49.99 and is marked down to $39.99. Order now!
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