Welcome to Total Birder! We are here to help birdwatchers from total beginners to experts, with advice, tips and the best gear reviews.
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There are a dazzling array of binoculars on the market today, which is great because there are so many quality options. But which are the best for your style of bird watching?
If you can’t yet tell the difference between a reverse Porro and a Schmidt-Pechan, we’ll help you unpick the jargon and decide on the best options.
Spotting scopes and monoculars also complement your bird watching. Their increased magnification can help you to get better at spotting, identifying and enjoying birds.
We will help you understand the different features and find out how to choose and use the best for your needs.
We talk about why tripods are an important part of your bird watching equipment, and which ones are best for different situations. In this section we also cover tripod heads and monopods.
As well as our reviews and buying guides, we have informational articles. These include: which features are most important to a tripod, how best to set up a tripod, how to transport them easily, and lots more.
Birdwatching is a very simple hobby at its heart. Anybody anywhere can get started simply by looking out of their window to observe birds and their behavior.
But there are a few hints and tips that can really improve your experience and get more out of your birding time.