We compare key features plus pros and cons of ball heads and three-way heads to help you make an informed decision on which will suit you.
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.
Flying to a new destination for birding is fun. But how should binoculars travel to ensure they arrive safely? Your best strategy here >>>
A brand offering rugged products and a great warranty, Vortex is many birders’ go-to for optics. Check here for their best tripods for scopes
So many great tripod heads on offer from Manfrotto… how will you ever decide? May we humbly suggest starting with these reviews…
If you’re aware that a Manfrotto tripod is a sound investment, but aren’t sure which model will be best for your spotting scope, we can help.
This shortlist of Gitzo’s top tripod heads aims to help birders looking to choose a stable and smooth-moving support for a spotting scope.
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.
What kind of bird watching do you like to do? Our guide will help you work out if 8x or 10x is the best magnification for your binoculars.
More magnification power means closer views of your favorite birds. Choose from these great picks for a winning pair of 10×42 binoculars >>>
12x binoculars – too big for bird watching? We discuss a few different perspectives on this size of binoculars. Take a look here >>>
Are 10×42 binoculars good for the kind of bird watching you enjoy? Here’s an in-depth look at situations when 10×42 is the best configuration
8×42 is a popular magnification for bird-watching binoculars. With such a range of models available, our reviews help you choose. Check here >