Updated: Jan 15, 2020
In November of 2017, a dual port optical zoom binocular was installed on the bird walk platform on Shoreline Drive W. at Twin Lakes. that they purchased and donated to the town of Sunset Beach. Sunset Vision purchased the binocular from the proceeds of its first annual art show in sale.
The binocular is free to use (no coins needed) and is accessible for children or those with disabilities. It has high-powered, dual-head (two viewing ports) optics to allow birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts to see birds and wildlife 20 times closer, with a broad, panoramic view. It’s made from all-aluminum construction to help withstand our coastal environment. The gift was made in the hopes that the binocular will inspire people of all ages to appreciate and protect our natural environment and its inhabitants.
The bird walk platform is a busy site for bird watchers. Sunset Beach is an official stop on North Carolina Birding Trail. Dozens of species of birds including Wood Storks, Black-crowned Night Herons, White Ibis, Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Green Herons, Tundra Swans, Red Headed Woodpeckers, Summer Tanagers, and Orchard Orioles call Sunset Beach home. Not to mention the alligators and other wildlife often seen on the Twin Lakes.