The NL Pure- a new birding era for Sarah Toner

July 15 2020


The NL Pure- a new birding era for Sarah Toner

Sarah Toner, biologist, naturalist and birder, got very excited the first time she was holding our brand-new NL Pure binoculars:

“I love the way the NL Pure fits in my hands. I have small, shaky hands. The shape of the NL Pure really helps me to hold the binoculars steady for longer. I’ve noticed that no matter how I try to grip it, it nestles comfortably into my hands.“




Ergonomic shape. Incredible view. More details.

The revolutionary ergonomic shape is only one of the special features of this innovation. Sarah also appreciates the forehead rest. It provides incredible stability even when moving rapidly to follow fast-moving birds like warblers in flight. Plus, it makes the NL Pure the perfect binoculars for scanning in open environments. Speaking of ‚open environments‘: For such areas, the exceptional, largest-ever field of view is just revolutionary. In Sarah's eyes, it allows a „close, sharp view, without feeling cut out from the rest of the surroundings.“


“The wide field of view makes for a completely different birding experience than I’ve had before.“

- Sarah Toner



In Roy H. Park Preserve. „I love having spaces where I don’t see anyone and I can just bask in the environment around me, watching juncos build nests or studying the liverworts growing along the rocks of the gorge.“ – Sarah Toner



Comfortable observation for hours thanks to the new forehead rest.


Immerse yourself into nature

The large field of view allows nature lovers and birding enthusiasts to immerse themselves totally into nature and the present moment. For Sarah, nature is of vital importance. It is the place where she can relax, but also challenge herself. She cherishes nature as her teacher. Her passion as a birder taught her to perceive every wingbeat, to notice every shimmer of color between the trees and to simply walk through nature with heightened senses.


„I love that nature can be found everywhere, from cracks in city sidewalks to the middle of nowhere.“

- Sarah Toner


Sarah’s #onewithnature moment

When we asked Sarah about her #onewithnature moment, she told us the following story: „On a cold spring day, the birds were hungry for insects hugging close to the warmer water. Four species of swallows swooped across the road in front of my face, giving me stunning views, and Yellow-rumped Warblers clustered in the shrubs rising out of the water, flitting across the gaps.“



Feeling #onewithnature on a cold spring day, watching four different species of swallows.


Starting a new era with the NL Pure

How did Sarah's life as a birder begin? With a used pair of 8x32 binoculars by SWAROVSKI OPTIK, which Sarah acquired over 10 years ago - "a pair to last me a lifetime". How will it continue? Probably with many tours with the new NL Pure, as Sarah is looking forward to explore the great environments around her home – from cedar swamps to field edges and her favorite marsh – with these exceptional binoculars.


„My binoculars are a key part of me, and I really rely on them to bring the natural world closer.“

- Sarah Toner




About Sarah Toner:

Sarah was born in 1997 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. She has been birding since the age of 8. As a biologist, she loves nature in all its facets. On her backpacking tours, she loves not only birding but also watching butterflies and discovering botany. Besides the new NL Pure 8x42, Sarah relies on her „pair of a lifetime“, some 8x32 SWAROVSKI OPTIK binoculars, which have been with her for many seasons of field work. Additionally, Sarah enjoys the ATS 80 spotting scope for observation.


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