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3. Demonstrate that you know how to properly use and care for binoculars.
a. Explain what the specification numbers on the binoculars mean.
b. Show how to adjust the eyepiece and how to focus for proper viewing.
c. Show how to properly care for and clean the lenses.


Binoculars are to birders as a glove is to a baseball player. While you could catch a fly ball without a glove, you'd do it better and much easier with one.

Most birders use 7x35 or 10x40 binoculars. What do those numbers mean? Check out this site for information about binoculars: - Basic info about binoculars from a dealer specializing in them.

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