Spotting Scopes and Tripods

Our large selection of binoculars and spotting scopes includes Nikon, Swarovski, Zeiss, Leupold, Vortex, and Opticron. We are an authorized optics dealer with prices to match Big Box and online stores. Our dedicated, knowledgeable staff and wide selection makes the Nature Store 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.

Spotting scopes can truly enhance your birding experience, and the Nature Store wants to help you find the right scope for your needs. With incredible zoom capabilities and large lenses to let in lots of light, spotting scopes can bring you incredibly close to your subject. From smaller scopes that can mounted on a monopod and easily taken down the trail, to large scopes that offer unmatched image clarity and light, the Nature Store is sure to have a scope that’s right for you.

We also carry a variety of tripod legs and heads that offer stability, smooth operation, and flexibility. From protective cases, to digiscoping accessories, to cleaning supplies, the Nature Store also carries the accessories you need to make the most of your spotting scope and birding experiences.  For a complete list of spotting scopes and tripods we carry, click here to check out our Price List. Be sure to call for current availability!

Staff Picks

Vortex Viper HD 20-60 x 85mm

$1,000 Regular / $899.99 Member
For high performance at a mid range price, it’s hard to beat the Vortex Viper HD. High Definition glass with dielectric prism coatings reduce reflective glare and color aberrations while delivering a clear, bright, sharp image. The angled body design allows for a lower mounting position, resulting in a more stable, ergonomic viewing experience, and permits the use of smaller, lighter tripods. The built in sunshade reduces glare, and protects the lens from rain or snow in even the worst environmental conditions.

Nikon Monarch Fieldscope 20-60 x 82mm

$1,777.72 Regular / $1,599.95 Member
Experience edge-to-edge image sharpness with the Nikon Monarch Fieldscope. Nikon’s proprietary Field Flattener Lens System corrects for curvature aberrations in the lens, resulting in a crystal clear image all the way to the periphery of the field of view. Extra-low dispersion glass ensures excellent contrast and color transmission, while the Advanced Apochromat Optical System minimizes color fringing all the way to the limits of the visible light spectrum.

Manfrotto Aluminum 3-Section Tripod 290 XTRA

$161.49 Regular / $144.99 Member
Weighing in at just under 4lbs, this three-section aluminum tripod is perfect for the hobbyist birder or photographer. The 290 XTRA features an impressive adjustable height range of 23.43  to 63.19 inches and can carry a payload of up to 11.02 lbs. The leg-locking levers are tension-adjustable, allowing for tightening as the product wears and ages.

When choosing a tripod that combines versatility, functionality and affordability, the 290 XTRA is hard to beat.