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Archive: November, 2014

Cyber Monday Amazon Lightning Deals for Birders

Posted on November 30th, 2014 in Deals & Sales

Amazon has some interesting Lightning Deals coming up for Cyber Monday that will be of interest to birders. These are limited time sales with deep discounts. The deal prices will be revealed when the Lightning Deal starts. These super sale price items can sell out — and fast! Be sure to check out the deals right when they start to get yours! The starting times are listed below; for some deals, Amazon Prime members get a head start.

The deal for this BARSKA X-Trail 8×42 Binocular begins at 5:40AM EST. The Amazon regular price for this, $35.73, is already 51% off list price.
The deal for this BARSKA Blackhawk 20-60×60 Angled Spotting Scope starts at 6:40AM EST. The scope comes with a soft case, a hard case, and a small tripod.
I’m totally excited for this deal! At 6:40AM EST this Swarovski Optik El Swarovision 10×42 Binoculars goes on sale. I wonder what the Lightning Deal will be on these premium binoculars?!
This Barska 10×40 Blackhawk Monocular is up at 9:40AM EST for Amazon Prime members, and a half hour later for everyone else. I carry around an emergency birding monocular in my purse when I’m not out birding (I know, I know) and it’s come in handy many times. This is a good stocking stuffer for birders.
Game cameras are fun to use to track wildlife in your yard or even in your favorite patch (with legal permission, of course). This deal for a Moultrie M-880i Game Camera begins at 9:40AM EST.
The Lighting Deal for this Perky-Pet Copper Finish Triple Tube Bird Feeder starts at 10:25AM EST. Amazon’s regular price is just 18% cheaper than the list price. I’m hoping for a deep discount on this one — it could sell out!
This deal for a BARSKA Blackhawk 20-60×60 Straight Spotting Scope starts at 3:40PM EST. The scope comes with a small tripod, soft carry case, and premium aluminum case.
This deal for Steiner 8×30 Binocular starts at 3:40PM EST. These are marketed as marine or military bins. They are rainproof and have fog-resistant construction with a wide field of view.
This pretty Perky-Pet Red Antique Bottle Hummingbird Feeder goes on sale at 5:35PM EST. The red glass attracts the hummers; don’t add any dye to your nectar. Sugar and water is the way to go!
The deal for this Primos Truth Cam ULTRA 35 Trail Camera with Early Detect Sensor starts at 5:40PM EST.

Kaytee Finch Feeder Crazy Savings

Posted on November 6th, 2014 in Backyard Birds, Deals & Sales

Here in central Florida we are awaiting the arrival of our winter finches. American Goldfinches usually arrive in the area around the second or third week of November. That means it’s time to stock up on Nyjer seed. We’ve used socks like this Kaytee Finch Feeder Twin Pack in the past.

Nyjer finch seeds

Multiple finches can feed at the same time and the feed is available all around the sock. Now you have to check out what a fabulous deal this twin-pack is from Kaytee. See what Amazon has as the list price?

Kaytee Crazy Savings

At just $10.59 delivered (with Prime), that’s a savings of 99% over the listed $862!! Now that’s what I call a deal!

Opticron Natura binocular giveaway

Posted on November 3rd, 2014 in Giveaway

Enter to win a pair of Opticron Natura binoculars from BirdWatching magazine. The giveaway ends on December 24, 2014. Visit the contest page for more details.

Opticron Binoculars