For a step-by-step guide to mounting a spotting scope to a tripod using either a standard or a quick release attachment, click here >>>
Many nature lovers begin their bird-watching adventures with binoculars and decide to add a spotting scope to develop their skills and enjoyment.
A spotting scope is an invaluable tool for long-distance viewing. Most birders love the increased magnification for close-up images. If you are considering the upgrade to a spotting scope, our clear and straightforward guides can help.
Find out what to consider when choosing a spotting scope and how to pick the best one for you >>>
Should I use binoculars and spotting scopes with or without glasses?
When birding we want the best view. So should you wear or remove glasses when using binoculars or a spotting scope? We weigh it up here >>>
All about eye relief: choosing binoculars and spotting scopes for glasses wearers
Spectacles or sun glasses wearers need long eye relief when using binoculars or spotting scopes. Not sure what it is or why it counts? >>>
Can I use a monopod for a spotting scope?
Using a monopod for a spotting scope is a compromise between stability and mobility. Here we’ll help you weigh up which is most important.
Is a wide angle lens better for a spotting scope?
Looking to choose a new eyepiece for your spotting scope? A wide angle lens can increase your view and enhance your birding. Find out how >>>
How to maintain, clean and store your birding spotting scope
Knowing how to clean a spotting scope without damaging it is a priority. For the best tips on what to use and how to do it, read on >>>
Travel light with the best compact spotting scopes for birding
Wanting to take a more compact spotting scope for an easy birding adventure? These scopes all offer lightness and small dimensions >>>
What makes a good spotting scope for digiscoping? (3 top picks)
Identify the best spotting scope for digiscoping from these top picks that include most important features for great photos and video >>>
The best birding spotting scopes for eyeglasses wearers
These spotting scopes have long eye relief, crucial for people wearing glasses when birding. Which model has the best features for you?
Dawn to dusk: the best spotting scopes for birding in low light
Great bird watching can be done at either end of the day. So it makes sense to have a spotting scope that performs best these times >>>
Which is the best spotting scope for bird watching?
Great spotting scopes are easy to find. What’s difficult is narrowing down a shortlist. Find the top scope depending on your priorities >>>
Top tips on choosing the best compact spotting scope for birding
Considering the purchase of a compact spotting scope? What are the most important aspects to look for? We list them here >>>