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Binoculars and Spotting Scopes

We offer the best selection of optics in NW Oregon/SW Washington.

Our huge selection of binoculars and spotting scopes includes Nikon, Swarovski, Zeiss, Leupold, Vortex, and Opticron. With prices to match Big Box and online stores and a dedicated, knowledgeable staff, the Nature Store is the go-to place for top quality optics. Because we put such a high value on customer service, we choose not to sell our optics online. Please visit our store to meet our optics experts and test drive binoculars and sighting scopes in a real-life outdoor setting.

Binocular price list | Sighting scope/tripod price list

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Birding Oaks Bottom - Mike Houck

Portland Audubon's Optics Selection

At the Nature Store, you’ll find a great selection of optics for nature observation, as well as an experienced and knowledgeable staff to assist you in finding the perfect optics to fit your needs. Take advantage of the opportunity to test binoculars and scopes in a natural setting at our Wildlife Sanctuary.

Binoculars: Our selection of binoculars comes from some of the world’s best optics manufacturers: Swarovski, Zeiss, Nikon, Leupold & Stevens, Vortex, and Opticron. We carry more than 40 models ranging from bi-fold compacts that slip into your shirt pocket to full-sized HD models perfect for bird watching from dawn to dusk. Binocular prices range from under $100 to over $3000, with Portland Audubon members receiving a 10% discount off regular prices. View our price list. Most models we carry were selected as Cornell Labs “Top Picks” in their Autumn 2013 binocular review.

Sighting Scopes: We also carry a range of sighting scopes beginning with the very affordable Redfield Rampage, made by Leupold and Stevens for $325 (member price $292.50) up to the top-of-the-line Swarovski Optik modular ATX95 for $4920 (member price $4428). View our price list. Most of our scopes feature Extra-Low Dispersion/High-Definition Glass (HD, ED, XD or FL), including models made by Swarovski, Zeiss, Vortex, Nikon, and Opticron. Many of our scopes are available with optional digiscoping attachments for photography, using either cameras or smartphones.

Tripods: Our Manfrotto tripods provide the perfect stable base for your sighting scope. Sold as separate components, you can pair legs made of either affordable aluminum or super-light-weight carbon fiber with a selection of heads for every purpose, including digiscoping. We’re also pleased to offer Swarovski Optik’s line of aluminum and carbon fiber tripod legs and their super light, ergonomically re-designed DH101 tripod head.

More Information and Purchases

To help you find the right model, here’s a basic primer.

Please call 503-292-9453 or email store@audubonportland.org and a salesperson will be happy to answer questions and provide prices and product information. Orders may be placed over the phone or in person at our store at the Audubon Society of Portland's Wildlife Sanctuary.

Regular store hours, year round: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Testing out a scope in the Audubon Nature Sanctuary - Tinsley Hunsdorfer
Testing out a scope in the Audubon Nature Sanctuary - Tinsley Hunsdorfer
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