Cape May Bird Observatory Online Store
About Feather Edge Optics of Cape May Bird Observatory

Welcome to our Online Store


Welcome to FeatherEdge Optics, Cape May Bird Observatory’s on-line store. For over three decades our centers at world famous Cape May, New Jersey have been serving birders. We are delighted to offer this same level of commitment and expertise to meeting your optical needs on-line.

When it comes to binoculars, spotting scopes and tripods, you can trust us to know what we are talking about. We regularly conduct comprehensive, comparative testing of all popular makes and models. We don’t push one brand over another or put profit ahead of meeting your needs.

As an arm of New Jersey Audubon, properly pairing people and the tools they need to engage the natural world is part of our mission. So please don’t be shy about calling with your questions. While buying optics in person, in our stores (where you can compare Leica, Zeiss, Swarovksi, Nikon, Kowa and other top brands side by side) is the ideal, our dedication to answering your specific questions is the next best thing to being here.

But buying your optics on FeatherEdge doesn’t only assure you of a getting a great instrument at our member’s price. Your purchase here also supports research, conservation and education at this world famous migratory junction. Anyone can sell you an instrument that offers superior looks at birds. Buying your binocular or spotting scope from FeatherEdge helps insure that there will always be birds to see.

Your New Jersey Audubon or CMBO membership supports this same conservation objective and it allows you to buy at the member prices which is, for most binoculars and spotting scopes, MAP pricing–the Minimum Advertised Price allowed by the manufacturer for authorized dealers. And we are an authorized dealer for all of the brands we sell—something that online stores with lower-than-MAP prices aren’t guaranteed to be.

So if you are not already a member, you are cordially encouraged to become one. If you are already a Cape May Bird Observatory or New Jersey Audubon member, Thank You for being a partner in our efforts to safeguard birds and their habitat.

With best wishes and in anticipation of answering your questions and meeting your optical needs I am,


David A. La Puma, PhD
Director, Cape May Bird Observatory


Finding your way around our site

If you know what you are looking for and would like to browse through the available optics, please use the menu list on the left to take you straight to the required page. Whether you are looking for binoculars, scopes, tripods or other accessories, you can navigate straight to these sections and browse through our stock lists.

If you are new to the world of optics and not sure what to buy, we suggest you first go to our Buyer's Guide section which offers some great advice on how to understand optics and gives you plenty of help to ensure that you buy the right equipment to suit your individual needs.





Give them the gift of choice!

Available from all of our stores, New Jersey Audubon Gift Cards

can be purchased for any value up to $250!

Cards have no expiration date or fees and can be redeemed for merchandise or programs at any New Jersey Audubon Nature Store. Additional money can be added to the card at any time, and card balances can be checked on-line. Call now(609-884-2736) to purchase your Gift Cards and have them mailed to you, or direct to your nearest and dearest. Or click here to order Gift Cards online from this website.


Shop only from an Authorized Dealer:

New Jersey Audubon Society/Cape May Bird Observatory is an authorized dealer of all the optical products that we carry and sell to you, our customers. All our binoculars, scopes and eyepieces (with the exception of trade-ins) come directly from the manufacturer. All are designated for sale in the USA and Canada and come with the full manufacturer’s USA warranty. If you find optics advertised elsewhere at prices lower than our member price, be aware that they may be grey market products.  Be an informed consumer; make sure you ask for warranty details before you buy.

We welcome your membership from anywhere in the world, but we cannot ship product other than to the USA and Canada.



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