Most bird watching enthusiasts are very particular about their optics. Excellent image quality in a small package is the more important than low cost. The Oberwerk Sport HD Series are hard to beat for compactness and close-focus capability- in fact the Sport HD 10×50 focuses as close as 6 feet. The Sport ED Series, with their ED objectives which eliminates chromatic aberration, are our finest roof-prism binoculars, and are the top choice when flawless color rendition is required. Many birdwatchers also use a spotting scope. A good scope, such as the Oberwerk 20-60×82 Sport ED, can provide very high magnification with excellent image quality, in a relatively small and lightweight package.