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Currently the D500 and Nikon 200-500 f5.6 is arguably the best option on the market for birds and wildlife on many levels – financially especially. But that will cost you as you have to switch bodies too – you will get just about nothing for your current body. This combo will give you effectively 750mm and that is about the minimum I am happy with. It doesn’t leave much room for cropping on the D500.
Keep in mind – if you buy inferior equipment now – you WILL upgrade sooner rather than later. And you will again loose money.
Good luck with your decision.