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Recent content by melanerpes

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    Info needed for Moab, Utah--Arches NP

    Check www.utahbirds.org. It has extensive information on Utah birding. For Moab try the Grand County section. (http://www.utahbirds.org/counties/grand/index.html)
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    Vortex Razor

    Have you contacted Vortex? HawkD, I'd be really interested to know if you ever contacted Vortex directly in regard to this problem and what their response was.
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    Vortex Razor

    You should definitely call Vortex. They have a no-fault guarantee and I'm sure would do something about the focus knob if you let them know. I mentioned earlier that mine was not as smooth as other bins but it certainly is not as bad as you describe. It's not even difficult to turn; it's...
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    Woodpeckers

    Pileated Perhaps not any state. I know you would be hard-pressed to find them in Utah.
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    Vortex Razor

    My New Vortex Razors I received my new Vortex Razors (8x) yesterday and have spent about an hour with them. I’m very pleased with my purchase ($700) and expect that they will serve my birding needs admirably. My initial impressions follow: The view is bright and the focus is sharp with...
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    Best bins below £250

    I think this would let you try the MODEL you buy, but not the actual PAIR you will buy.
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    Paperback Birding Books...Best Reads.

    Parrot without a Name by Don Stap is excellent. Stap chronicles and expedition to Peruvian cloud forest on which a new species is discovered.
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    Pentax binos reviews

    My experience was different Interesting. I've owned a pair of the Pentax DCF WP's for several years and been very pleased with them. I've lately considered replacing them and have tested a number of high-ed binos -- Nikon, Leica, Ziess and Swarovski. The high-end binos were marginally better...
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    Lifelist Software

    I think Avisys is an excellent program.
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    Anyone using listing software on Palm?

    Avisys I have not used it on Palm but have had Avisys 5 since it came out and find it works very well for me.
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    Very difficult ones to ID

    Indigo Bunting How did you rule out House Finch for the second bird?
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    BWPi available in the US?

    Does anyone know if Birds of the Western Palearctic Interactive is available in the United States?
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    Cornell U: An Unbiased Review site

    Bino reviews The Cornell review article may not have been scientifically rigorous but if I'm in the market for binoculars, I want as much information as possible. In their review process they let a lot of people look through a lot of binoculars and found out what they thought. I may not agree...
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    Long shot, but Utah County anyone??

    Nope, I'm also from Utah County (Provo) but am very new on BF so I don't know if there are others.
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    Pentax dcf SP

    Pentax DCF SP vs older DCF WP I have two questions regarding the Pentax DCF series. First, I have been very pleased with my DCF WPs but recently the dioptre seems out of adjustment. I now have to turn it all the way clockwise and the right eye is still just enough out of focus to be annoying...
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