BY: Saartjie Kidson
Always take your binoculars with you. You never know what you may see.
Don't keep your binoculars in its case. Before you can get them out, the bird may have disappeared.
Don't carry them in your hands or dangling by their straps, as you could easily drop, knock or damage them.
Shorten the neck straps so that the binoculars are resting firmly on your chest
For this reason it is also wise not to choose a pair that is too heavy.
Clean and inspect your binocular after each outing.