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The best equipment for bird watching: guides and reviews
The best gear and optical instruments will help you to enjoy bird watching at whatever level, whether it is amateur or professional. There is so much great birding equipment available. If you need help to narrow down your choices you have come to the right place.
We sum up the features to look for when shopping for bird-watching gear, including binoculars, spotting scopes, monoculars, field guides, tripods and much more. Our buying guides will help you to pinpoint exactly which models are best for your birding requirements.
Learn how to set up your monopod for a stable, shake-free view of the birds, and make the most of our top tips for best use in all weathers.
Keen to get even closer views of birds? Magnification extenders increase zoom capacity. Is this the answer for you? We’ll help you decide >>>
Want to take your spotting scope on a birding trip but not sure if it should travel with you or in the hold? We explain the best choice >>>
Learn how to position your body in a relaxed but stable stance, and how to use objects in your environment to help you hold binoculars steady.
How do 7x binoculars weigh up against the more commonly recommended 8x? The pros and cons of each size will point you in the right direction.
In search of a sturdy and stable heavy duty tripod? These reviews sum up the best features of full size tripods >>>
What is the easiest way to transport your tripod on a plane? Find out whether it’ll be better in the hold or in hand luggage here >>>
Wondering if monopods work best using a tripod head? We suggest benefits you may not have even considered. Which factors matter most to you?
We look at highly regarded tripod brands, with an overview that includes factors like reputation and customer satisfaction
What makes one brand different from another? We cover all the key points to be aware of when selecting a brand for your birding tripod.
Find out if a wood tripod is worth using for birding. You may be surprised to discover the pros and cons of this old-school style of tripod.