HEAT HAZE AVOIDANCE
No matter how much you pay for your optics, no matter how crystal clear your image, heat haze is going to ruin what you can see. You simply can’t beat it, but you can try to avoid it. There is no special, amazing way to beat the effects of the sun, of course, just use of common sense. Take advantage of the extended days of midsummer and go out birding before the heat of the day starts taking its toll on your birdwatching. Similarly, go out late for the relative cool of what passes for evening in July. The added advantage is that there is generally much more bird activity when the sun is low. Of course, if the sun is not ruining everything, then you can bird all day!