For your aspiring birder, or just kid who needs a little encouragement to come hike with you, these next-level binoculars should do the trick. They amplify everything three times — sight and sounds — so kids can wear them like sunglasses and see the wonders of nature up close but also hear the birds by means of a locational microphone. Look at the Chickadee, hear the Chickadee (“chicka-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee”), memorize all seven species of Chickadee (genus Poecile), become a bird genius. It’s that simple. The volume is adjustable and the breakaway neck strap keeps these from getting lost. You’ll have a budding explorer in no time.
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