Vancouver, British Columbia

Mark & Laura Eburne

Mark & Laura Eburne

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Vancouver, British Columbia

1302 West Broadway,
(at Birch) FREE PARKING IN REAR
Vancouver, BC V6H 1H2

Phone: (604) 736-2676
Fax: (604) 736-5419
Email: Send Message

Store Hours:
Mon - Fri: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Optics

Binoculars and Optics

While it is possible to enjoy birds without any special equipment at all, there are two items which many bird lovers would consider indispensable: a field guide to identify birds and binoculars, without which many birds will remain vague, poorly seen, and as good as invisible to the inattentive. A good pair of binoculars will allow you to identify and enjoy distant birds as easily as the birds on your backyard feeder—and will also render those “close” yard birds more striking, individually distinct, and beautiful. Even if the only place you watch birds is in your yard, a pair of binoculars will add greatly to your enjoyment of the hobby as you learn to identify different species with ease, wonder at details you never noticed in the most common of birds, and above all develop an alert eye and the habit of visual curiosity—it is when you begin to constantly ask “what is that movement over there?” that you will see things you never realized existed.

 

"I am always astonished that so few hikers carry them. It’s not merely that a pair of binoculars can be extremely useful…They are the key to many unexpected and therefore doubly delightful bonuses."

 

–  Colin Fletcher
    The Complete Walker

 

How to choose binoculars

If you have never used binoculars, or if you have only used low-quality models, you may be surprised at the bright, clear images and the ease of use offered by even moderately priced optics. $200 worth of bird seed might last for months and attract a dozen species of birds to your yard, but a $200 pair of binoculars will last for many, many years and will open your eyes to hundreds of species of birds with a level of detail and enjoyment that is otherwise impossible. The best way to choose a pair of binoculars is to try them out for yourself and find what feels right: come into the store and experiment with a few different models. Take a look at the birds on our feeders as we guide you in how to use your binoculars with the greatest comfort and how to choose a pair that meets your needs and preferences.

We have a wide range of binoculars to suit everyone's price range!

Compacts

  • Carson 10 x 25
  • Vortex Vanquish 8 x 25
  • Bushnell Elite Custom Compact
Vortex Vanquish

Full Size

  • Eagle Optics Crossfire  8 x 42Ranger
  • Vortex Diamondback 8 x 42, 10 x 42
  • Eagle Optics Shrike  8 x 42
  • Eagle Optics Ranger ED 8 x 32, 8 x 42, 10 x 42
  • Vortex Viper HD 10 x 42
  • Vortex Viper HD 8 x 42
 

Scopes

  • Bushnell Natureview 15 - 45 x 50
  • Bushnell Elite lightweight/compact 15 - 45 x 60
  • Vortex Diamondback Angled 20 - 60 x 80
  • Vortex Diamondback Angled HD 20 - 60 x 80
  • Vortex Viper Angle HD 20 - 60 x 80

 

 

Accessories

 

Lens Pen

Vortex Shoulder Harness