We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
1000 Bald Hill Road, Ste 3,
Trader Joe's Plaza
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: (401) 826-0606
Fax: (401) 826-7676
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Mon: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tues: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thurs: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Home of the Freshest Bird Seed in Town! Located in the Trader Joe's Plaza on Route 2 in Warwick, Rhode Island.
Get a good pair of binoculars! We are increasing our selection of binoculars so you can find the one that is just right for you. Even if you have a pair of binos that seems to work ok but they are years old - Stop by and look through what is being offered for optical glass now. You could see a whole new world! With newer technology. The binoculars are lighter, the glass is finer and cut more precisely. The coatings on the lens give a much brighter and clearer view. Almost all of the newer binoculars are fog-proof, water-proof and you can use them with your glasses ON!
Binoculars are described by a set of numbers ie: 8 x 42, 10 x 26, 8.5 x 32
The first number, usually 8, 9 or 10 is the Magnification of the Optics. One would see 8 times, 9 times or 10 times what the naked eye would see.
The second number is the diameter of the glass that is farthest away from the eye. This is called the Objective Lens. Sizes are measured in millimeters. The larger the number, the larger the pair of Binoculars. The size can be easily grouped in categories of Full Size, Mid Size and Compact. Full size binoculars typically used by bird watchers will have an Objective Lens size of 40 to 42, Mid size is in the 30's and Compact Size in the 20's. This gives a great variety of choices for each person's personal use.
Bigger isn't necesarrily better. There are binoculars that have 12 or more power and more than 50mm lens. These are not typically used by birders due to hand-holding the optics. Not only would the weight be excessive but any little shake in the wind or hand tremble would be magnified and one could lose sight of the bird.
How are you going to use them? Will you be putting them in your pocket, leaving them by the window for watching the birds in the yard, or attempting to see every bird in Rhode Island because Birding is your Passion?
Some Terms used in optics -
Field of View
Close focus distance
Waterproofing and fog-proofing
Porro Prism vs Roof Prism
Presently adding details and information to this page 4/4/16