Angled spotting scopes are a popular choice for birders. Which features differentiate the models? Choose from these top choices >>>
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 >>>
The best straight spotting scopes for birding
Wondering which straight spotting scope will offer you the best views of birds? Check out these options and their main features >>>
How to choose a spotting scope for birding
Trying to understand the most important features in spotting scopes for birding? Make an informed decision with the help of our guide >>>
Top tips on how to carry a spotting scope and tripod
Carrying your spotting scope and tripod together is tricky. We have tried and tested methods to save effort while changing locations >>>
Changing eyepieces on a scope: how to increase magnification
Many people wish to upgrade their spotting scope’s power to enjoy even closer views. Discover different ways to increase magnification >>>
Should I get a fixed or zoom eyepiece for my spotting scope?
Overwhelmed by the sheer range of fixed and zoom eyepieces? Let’s take a close look at which is best for your spotting scope >>>
Different distances: How far can I see with a spotting scope?
Curious about what distance a spotting scope can see? We explain the best range of magnification for your bird watching here >>>
Best option for birding: spotting scope or monocular?
Yes, they each have one set of lenses, but there are big differences between monoculars and spotting scopes. What you really need to know >>>
All about Porro and roof prisms: how spotting scopes work
Need to understand what prisms do in spotting scopes? Wondering if Porro scopes are better than roof ones? Here’s what you need to know >>>
Angled vs straight spotting scopes: which is best for birding?
Angled or straight, that is the question. Each type of spotting scope has different use cases in birding. Here’s how to pick between them…