magnification gear for bird watching (which scope)

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magnification gear for bird watching (which scope)

short form of my question: which scope should i get for bird watching? price range: 30$-100$, but 45-80 $ is better. what brands to choose from? I have binoculars 8 by 56 but i would  like to see things that are further away e.g. birds perched on a tree or to look at the distant bushland for animals.  there's just times when the binocs don't go far enough. and let me know of any shops you know of.

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Hi

someone gave me a pair of binocs (8 by  56 ) and i like using them.  but there are times when the bird flies into a tree and the binocs aren't good enough. i need more magnificaiton.  what am i after? monocular or spotting scope or what is it called?  and what prices are there for something that will do the job, and what is a good magnification and lense level for me? perhaps i can use it for when raptors are thermaling as well , and not just when they land far away in a tree.  i don't have much money to spend. maybe something second hand for  30 bucks - 60 bucks. if that is not enough, how much?

thanks

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